• At least 43 dead after trawler sinks off Russian coast

    Kamchatka Peninsula

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    At least 43 people have died and 26 others are missing after a Russian fishing vessel sank off the Kamchatka Peninsula, according to Russia's state-run Tass news agency.

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  • Iran nuke talks

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    Progress, but no deal yet on Iran nuke talks

    The bad news? The deadline to agree on what will be the parameters for an endgame pact on Iran's nuclear program has come and gone with no deal.

    The good news? The sides are still talking.

    Whether your glass is half-full or half-empty, it doesn't chang...

  • Senator Robert Menendez D New Jersey

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    Menendez claims innocence after indictment

    A defiant Sen. Robert Menendez asserted his innocence and pledged to fight federal corruption charges brought against him Wednesday, which he said were politically motivated and "intended to silence me."

    "I have always conducted myself in accordance w...

  • Hillary Clinton at NY event

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    Hillary Clinton's outside world is moving in

    For the last two years, Hillary Clinton has had a small army of energetic supporters -- outside of her official office -- organizing, strategizing and promoting a possible presidential run.

  • Demonstrators at Arkansas State House

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    Arkansas Senate passes revised religious freedom bill

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he does not plan to sign the religious freedom bill that sits on his desk right now, instead asking state lawmakers to make changes so the bill mirrors federal law.

  • Allegiant Air plane

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    Report: Court prevents strike by Allegiant pilots

    A federal court has issued a temporary restraining order against a planned strike by pilots at discount carrier Allegiant Air, The Associated Press reported.

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    Low California snowpack ushers water restrictions

    The Golden State could soon refer to the hue of California's lawns.

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday imposed mandatory water restrictions for the first time on residents, businesses and farms, ordering cities and towns in the drought-ravaged state to re...

  • Typhoon Maysak

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    Super Typhoon Maysak heads to Philippines

    A massive, menacing storm system dubbed Super Typhoon Maysak churned in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, days away from a possible direct hit on the Philippines.

  • Medieval graves under college

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    Photos show medieval cemetery below college

    Newly released photos show one of Britain's largest medieval hospital burial grounds, lying beneath a college at the University of Cambridge in southern England.

  • Ebola, man with mask

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    5 health care workers complete Ebola monitoring

    Five Americans who were monitored for three weeks at an Omaha, Nebraska, hospital after being exposed to Ebola in West Africa have been released, a Nebraska Medicine spokesman said in an email Wednesday.

  • McDonald's

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    McDonald's is giving 90,000 workers a raise

    McDonald's plans to increase hourly wages by more than 10% for roughly 90,000 workers -- a move that follows in the footsteps of retail giants Walmart and T.J. Maxx and new state minimum wage laws across the country.

  • Andrew Getty home

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    Andrew Getty's death apparently from natural causes

    Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to billions of oil money, appears to have died of natural causes, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said.

  • Transplant teen dies in chase

    Teen heart transplant recipient dies in police chase

    Police say a teen heart transplant recipient carjacked someone, burglarized a home, shot at an elderly woman and led police on a high speed chase that ended in his death.

  • School students desks classroom

    11 Atlanta educators convicted of racketeering

    All but one of 12 defendants charged with racketeering and other crimes in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal were convicted Wednesday.

    "We've been fighting for the children in our community, particularly those children who were deprived by t...

  • Lois Lerner

    POOL

    No contempt charges against Lois Lerner

    The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia has notified House Speaker John Boehner that it won't bring contempt of Congress charges against former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner.

  • Martha's Vineyard

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    Vacation home sales exploded last year

    More Americans may be looking to get away as vacation home sales jumped last year. Vacation home purchases made up 21 percent of all home sales last year at an estimated 1.13 million, the highest level since 2003 and a 57 percent increase from 2013.

  • Tiny houses

    Brevard Tiny House

    These tiny homes are full of big ideas

    When you're living in less than 200 square feet, every inch counts.

  • Asa Hutchinson

    CNN

    Who is Asa Hutchinson?

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson told state legislators Wednesday to go back to the drawing board to amend the bill that would have made Arkansas the 21st state with a "religious freedom" law on the books.

    In the process, he thrust both himself and his son, Seth -...

  • Nigeria election winner

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    Nigeria president-elect, on CNN, vows to fight corruption

    A day after winning Nigeria's presidency, Muhammadu Buhari told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that he plans to aggressively fight corruption that has long plagued Nigeria and go after the root of the nation's unrest.

    Buhari said he'll "rapidly give attent...

  • GoDaddy logo

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    GoDaddy races onto Wall Street. Stock soars 30% after IPO

    GoDaddy has taken it first lap around Wall Street. It's off to a fast start.

    The stock popped over 30% on its initial day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "GDDY."

    The website hosting service known for its racy Super Bo...

  • Jail cell, prison

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    Viral images show teen beaten in prison

    An image of a beaten, bruised and humiliated teen went viral on social media this past week.

  • Stanford University

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    Stanford offers free tuition for families making less than $125,000

    Last week, 2,144 teenagers got the news they'd long dreamed of: they got accepted to Stanford University. The cherry on top is that Stanford also announced it was expanding financial aid.

  • Mountain avalanche

    GCAC

    3 dead, 7 missing after Alps avalanche

    Three people are dead and about seven others remain unaccounted for after an avalanche Wednesday in the French Alps, an official in the Hautes-Alpes prosecutor's office said.

    One person was evacuated to a hospital in Grenoble, France, in "extremely se...

  • Kamron T. Taylor

    Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office

    Convicted murderer overpowers guard, escapes

    Just over a month ago, Kamron Taylor sat in an Illinois courtroom to hear a jury convict him of murder.

  • Hassan Rouhani

    CNN

    Iran deal could unlock huge economic potential

    No one ever said reaching a lasting agreement with Iran on its nuclear ambitions would be easy. But investors are beginning to size up the potential of an economy that has been isolated for three decades.

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