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  • Online writings on guns linked to shooter's mom

    Prayer circle at site of Oregon shooting

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    The apparent online writings of the mother of the man who killed nine people at a community college in Oregon discuss guns and the autism spectrum, painting a partial picture of the environment the family lived in, their beliefs and the challenges th...

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  • Oil rigs

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    Cracks emerge in US oil boom

    The American energy boom is finally showing some cracks from the crash in oil prices.

  • Another Russian jet

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    NATO slams Russian violation of Turkish airspace

    Russian involvement in the 4½-year-old Syrian civil war seems to be escalating, with NATO's secretary general confirming Tuesday a second incursion by Russian planes into Turkish airspace and saying Russian ground troops were in Syria as well.

    "It's u...

  • Afghanistan soldiers

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    Senate OKs defense bill despite veto threat

    A giant defense bill that breaks budget caps to give extra funding for the military cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday despite facing a presidential veto threat and initial uncertainty it would have enough votes to pass.

  • South Carolina road destroyed

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    South Carolina not out of danger yet

    The rain may have stopped, but South Carolina is grappling with a host of new concerns. Dam breaks. Billions of dollars in damage. And rivers that still haven't crested.

  • Carson on TV


    Carson says he would have confronted shooter

    Ben Carson said Tuesday he would have confronted the shooter at Umpqua Community College if he had been there and would have asked everyone else to gang up on the shooter with him.

  • Fort Campbell

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    Soldier fatally shot at Fort Campbell

    An American soldier was fatally shot Tuesday during a training exercise at Fort Campbell, a spokesman for the U.S. Army base said.

  • Hillary Clinton, Hard Choices

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    Clinton sent GOP 2016ers copies of her book

    Hillary Clinton sent nearly every Republican presidential candidate a copy of her recent memoir "Hard Choices" earlier this month, as well as a personalized letter, a spokesman said Tuesday.

  • Marco Rubio votes

    Rubio misses vote on defense spending bill

    Sen. Marco Rubio missed a key Senate vote on defense spending Tuesday so that he could continue campaigning in New Hampshire, a Rubio spokesman told CNN.

    Rubio was not present for the Senate's vote on the annual National Defense Authorization Act, whi...

  • El Faro life ring


    Search on for survivors of missing cargo ship

    The U.S. Coast Guard is focusing on the search for survivors after concluding the missing cargo ship El Faro sank at its last known location with Hurricane Joaquin bearing down on it.

    Ninety-six hours after the cargo ship lost contact, the Coast Guar...

  • Gen John Campbell


    U.S. Gen.: We need new Afghanistan plan

    The top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday that he needs to adjust troop level recommendations to respond to the growing strength of ISIS and al Qaeda.

    Gen. John Campbell told the Senate Armed Services committee he has presented opti...

  • Faro screen shot

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    Execs: El Faro skipper had plan to deal with storm

    The owners of a cargo ship presumed to have sunk insist that the captain of El Faro had a "sound plan" to avoid Hurricane Joaquin, but that the ship's main propulsion failed, stranding the crew in the path of the storm.

    The unidentified captain had r...

  • Life ring from El Faro found


    Anxious relatives await news of missing ship

    Katie Griffin expected her husband, a seafarer on the cargo ship El Faro, home soon. They had plans to go to the doctor to learn the gender of the twins she's carrying.

    Keith Griffin called Katie last Wednesday night after he ate dinner. He said he'd ...

  • Rand Paul

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    Rand Paul: Why are we still in Afghanistan?

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, said Tuesday the U.S. military strike that hit a hospital in Afghanistan raises questions over the U.S.'s continued involvement in that country, 14 years after the U.S. first deployed troops there.

    Paul argued the U.S. shou...

  • Inmate in prison jail cell bars generic

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    Roughly 6,000 federal inmates to be released

    In a move to reduce prison overcrowding and provide relief to inmates given harsh sentences in drug cases, the federal Bureau of Prisons will grant early release to about 6,000 inmates beginning later this month, officials confirmed to CNN.

    The mass r...

  • Microsoft Surface Book

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    Microsoft unveils its first ever laptop

    Microsoft stunned the world on Tuesday by launching its first ever laptop, the Microsoft Surface Book.

    Over the past few years, Microsoft has said that its Surface tablets would replace traditional laptops, but now the company has a backup product -- ...

  • American Airlines flight diverted

    American Airlines

    Woman using breast pump scolded on plane, she says

    A Phoenix woman said she was reprimanded by a flight attendant on an American Airlines flight for pumping breast milk in an airplane bathroom, ABC News reported.

  • Vachel Howard

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    LA OKs $3 million payment to family of victim

    A Los Angeles City Council committee on Monday approved paying nearly $3 million to the family of a 56-year-old grandfather who died in police custody after an LAPD jail guard placed him in a chokehold, sources said.

    The City Attorney's office had rec...

  • United Airlines

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    Flight diverts after co-pilot passes out

    A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing in New Mexico on Tuesday morning after the co-pilot passed out, an airport spokesman said.

  • Plane


    Headed out of town for holidays? Better book now

    Need to go cross country to see family? Dreaming of the beach for a long holiday weekend? Better book those plane tickets now.

  • Keyboard, password, computer


    Europe's big data bombshell: What you need to know

    Europe's top court has delivered a bombshell ruling that will force thousands of U.S. companies to change the way they treat personal data of users, customers and staff.

  • China stock market

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    Global growth is weakest since the crisis, IMF says

    World economic growth this year will be the weakest since 2009, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

  • Waze app


    Slain woman followed Waze app to wrong street

    The couple followed their Waze GPS app, thinking it would lead them to a touristy avenue in Niteroi, a large city across the bay from Rio de Janeiro.

  • Philadelphia Community College on lockdown

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    Community College of Philadelphia on lockdown

    One person was in police custody after a man allegedly pulled a gun on a student on the Community College of Philadelphia's main campus Tuesday morning, officials said.

    The incident prompted school officials to place the campus on lockdown for more th...

  • MSF bombing 2


    Collateral damage: Mistaken US bombings

    New details are emerging about the deadly U.S. bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan in what the charity has called a "war crime."


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