• Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano hits Pacific

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    The Big Island of Hawaii is getting a little bigger as lava from the Kilauea Volcano flows into the Pacific Ocean.

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    Police officer deaths from guns up 72% from July 2015

    The shooting deaths of three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this month pushed the number of law enforcement fatalities past a tragic benchmark.

    As of July 20, 32 law enforcement officers were shot to death in the United States, according to the N...

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    Trump, Clinton to receive intel briefings

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will receive their government intelligence briefing within days, even as each party argues the other's nominee is not worthy of receiving sensitive information, a US intelligence official familiar with the process con...

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    Harry Reid: Donald Trump is 'dumb'

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that Donald Trump wasn't being "sarcastic" when he suggested Russia hack into Hillary Clinton's campaign, but instead, "he's being dumb."

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    Charges dropped in Chandra Levy murder

    Prosecutors have dismissed murder charges against a man accused in the death of Chandra Levy, a Washington, D.C., intern whose 2001 disappearance created national headlines.

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    FBI: Success against ISIS means more terror

    Battlefield success against ISIS may produce more terrorism for the West, FBI Director James Comey warned this week.

  • Chelsea Clinton

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    Chelsea Clinton embraces role in her mother's campaign

    From a shy teenager growing up in the glare of the political spotlight to reluctant campaigner in her mother's 2008 presidential run -- Chelsea Clinton is now embracing her role in her mother's quest to win the White House.

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    Key truths about the Obama economy

    As Hillary Clinton takes the baton from President Obama tonight, she has to acknowledge two key truths about the "Obama economy":

    1. Americans are vastly better off than they were 8 years ago.

    2. But most are worried. They feel they should be a lot bet...

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    Trump: Russia hacking comments were 'sarcastic'

    Donald Trump said Thursday that he was being sarcastic when he appeared to suggest that Russia should use espionage to find Hillary Clinton's deleted emails.

    But he's finding out that presidents -- and by extension, presidential nominees -- don't get ...

  • Melania Trump speaking at RNC

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    Melania Trump's website taken down amid controversy

    Melania Trump announced Thursday that she took down her website, acknowledging that it contained inaccuracies.

  • Hillary Clinton convention

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    Hillary Clinton's challenge: Igniting excitement

    Hillary Clinton's allies did everything in their power to set up her big moment Thursday night. Now it's up to her to deliver.

  • Dr Dre

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    Dr. Dre will not face charges after Malibu incident

    Rapper, producer and business mogul Dr. Dre will not face misdemeanor gun charges stemming from an incident that happened outside his Malibu home earlier this week, a Los Angeles District Attorney spokesperson told CNN.

  • Romney in Ohio

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    Libertarian candidates: Mitt Romney is considering endorsing them

    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson told CNN Thursday that Mitt Romney was considering endorsing him for president this fall.

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    Sanders protests interrupt California delegation breakfast

    Angry Bernie Sanders delegates from California are leaving the door open to more protests from the floor of the convention Thursday night during Hillary Clinton's address.

    "I'm not really at liberty to divulge the specifics of actions other than to te...

  • Obama-Clinton

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    Trump urges viewers to skip Clinton's big speech

    President Obama's prime time speech lifted the Democratic convention to its third straight night of ratings wins over the Republican convention last week -- and now the Trump campaign is exhorting supporters not to watch the Democrats' final night.

  • Democratic National Convention generic teleprompter

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    2016 DNC guide: What to watch on day 4

    Democrats on Wednesday cast Donald Trump as a threat to the American dream and Hillary Clinton as the nation's only chance to save it.

  • Pope Francis file photo

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    Pope Francis opens World Youth Day in Krakow

    Pope Francis has delivered Mass before a huge gathering of young Catholics in Krakow on the 1,050th anniversary of Poland's "baptism" as a Catholic country.

    Scattered showers did little to deter the hundreds of thousands of cheering worshipers, who ga...

  • Syria map

    Syria, Russia open aid, exit routes in Aleppo

    Syrian and Russian forces are to open humanitarian corridors for people to flee the besieged city of Aleppo, officials in both countries said Thursday, the day after Syria's army announced it had encircled the city and cut off rebel supply routes.

    In ...

  • Zika mosquitos not for media gallery

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    Florida investigating 4 possible Zika cases

    Health officials in Florida are now investigating four cases of Zika virus that might not be travel-related, the state Department of Health said Wednesday.

    Two of the four cases are in Miami-Dade County while the other two are in Broward County. None...

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    Germany's Merkel stands by refugee policy despite 'terrifying' attacks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday described recent attacks in the country and across Europe as "shocking, depressing and terrifying," but she refused to back down from an open-door refugee policy that has attracted fierce criticism followin...

  • Missing Malaysian airliner, messages at Kuala Lumpur airport

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    MH370: Captain's simulator had Indian Ocean course

    The home flight simulator belonging to the pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had a route plotted into it which ended in the Indian Ocean, officials have confirmed.

    "The MH370 captain's flight simulator showed someone had plotted a course to the s...

  • Super Hillary cape DNC

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    DNC Day 3: Obama brings full support to Clinton

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday dismissed Donald Trump in withering terms and offered his complete support for Hillary Clinton.

    Obama offered an empowering vision of the nation at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday, saying America doesn't need a "self declared savior" like Trump to fix it.

  • Home for sale

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    Home prices have finally recovered from the housing crash

    It's taken 11 years, but home prices have finally climbed back to pre-crash levels.

    The median home price in the U.S. was $231,000 last month, according to a report from ATTOM Data Solutions (formerly RealtyTrac). That's 9% higher than a year ago and...

  • California wildfire plane

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    One death reported in central California wildfire

    A wildfire that has raged in central California for nearly a week intensified under hot weather and has killed one person.

  • Priest killed by ISIS

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    Second French church attacker identified

    French officials on Thursday identified the second man who carried out this week's deadly attack on a Catholic church in northern France as Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean.

    Authorities identified Petitjean, 19, from St.-Die-des-Voges, France, through DNA...

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