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  • American released from North Korea

    Jeffrey Edward Fowle in North Korea

    CNN

    Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at a club for foreign sailors, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday.

    An American government plane picked up Fowle...

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    By Elise Labott CNN Global Affairs Correspondent
  • Mental exam set in White House intruder case

    Omar Gonzalez

    Courtesy Omar Gonzalez's family

    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a full mental competency screening for Omar Gonzalez, who is accused of jumping the White House fence, after a disputed initial examination found him not competent for trial.

  • White House corrects record on 'unpaid bills'

    Obama Kansas speech nationalism

    Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

    The White House has issued on Tuesday a corrected official transcript of a speech President Barack Obama gave Monday at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago to include a joke he made about having unpaid bills.

    Reporters attending the event heard the pr...

  • Man to Obama: Don't touch my girlfriend

    Man jokes don't touch my girlfriend

    WBBM

    The woman who voted next to President Barack Obama on Monday says she was "embarrassed and just shocked," after her fiancé jokingly told him "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend."

    Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama stood at a voting b...

  • Ex-counterterror head: 'Imminent threat'

    Airstrikes over Syria 9_25_14

    REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Handout

    The former head of U.S. counterterror operations said Tuesday the "imminent threat" posed by an al Qaeda offshoot in Syria hasn't lessened after a U.S. air campaign there.

    Speaking to CNN's Jim Sciutto, Matt Olsen said by his analysis the threat from ...

  • Colorado wants to ban pot-laced brownies, candy

    Brownies blurb

    SXC

    Colorado health officials want to ban sales of marijuana-infused brownies, cookies and most candies.

  • Senate schedules its own Ebola hearing

    Capitol

    John R. Coughlin/CNNMoney

    The Senate will hold a hearing on the increasingly political debate over the government's handling of the Ebola outbreak -- but not until after the midterm elections.

    Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski will hold an Ebola heari...

  • Clinton family remembers Oscar de la Renta

    Clintons, Chelsea Clinton wedding

    Barbara Kinney/Clinton Family

    Oscar de la Renta was known for being a designer to first families, and the Clintons were no exception.

    The famous designer -- who died at 82 on Monday -- designed a number of dresses for the former first lady, including her 1997 gold lace inaugural d...

  • What key Senate race means for 2016

    Vote, election file

    Potential 2016 presidential contenders are paying close attention to this year's Senate race.

  • Study: Liberals, conservatives inhabit different worlds

    Donkey Elephant Democrat Republican

    Ever wonder why your avowed-conservative brother and fervently-liberal aunt can't even seem to agree on the facts?

  • Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies

    Edward Gough Whitlam former Aus PM

    REUTERS/Will Burgess

    Edward Gough Whitlam, the former Australian Prime Minister who strengthened ties abroad, has died, the Australian government said Monday.

    At 98 years old, he was the longest-lived Prime Minister in Australia's history.

    He served as the country's 21st...

  • Grimes and her family's Hugh Jass Burgers

    Alison Grimes

    From Alison Lundergan Grimes

    In her race to defeat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes has barnstormed Kentucky, talking up her support for raising the minimum wage and criticizing what she calls the GOP's "war on women."

  • Lewinsky's new mission: End cyberbullying

    Monica Lewinsky, William Ginsburg

    Reuters

    Monica Lewinsky told an audience in Philadelphia on Monday that her new mission in life was to end cyberbullying. Her speech -- and her goal -- come as the former White House intern steps into the public eye after years of trying to live privately.

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  • Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

    Monica Lewinsky

    CNN

    Monica Lewinsky took another step into the public spotlight on Monday when she joined Twitter.

  • The president's club: How golf took over the White House

    Obama Boehner golf

    Reuters

    So often a meeting point for the captains of politics and industry, the golf course has been one of the most popular friends of U.S. leaders since the early part of the 20th century.

  • Donald Trump months away from 2016 decision

    Donald Trump

    Steve Machalek/CNN

    As 2016 hopefuls flock to early caucus states, Donald Trump told an Iowa audience not to count him out -- at least not until he makes his decision about running early next year.

  • Barack Obama votes Monday in Illinois

    Obama votes early 1

    CNN

    President Barack Obama is home to cast his ballot Monday, the day early voting begins in Illinois, and he isn't afraid to reveal whom he's casting his ballot for.

    At an event Sunday night for Gov. Pat Quinn of Illinois, a fired up Obama let loose at C...

  • Eric Holder's legacy: From Guantanamo to Ferguson

    Eric Holder announces Ferguson investigation

    REUTERS/Gary Cameron

    Attorney General Eric Holder strode in to a raucously triumphant welcome at Justice Department headquarters on cold, sunny February morning in 2009, less than a month after the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

  • WHO to review Ebola response amid criticism

    Ebola health care workers China

    REUTERS/Stringer

    The World Health Organization vowed Saturday to make public a full review of its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa once the crisis is under control.

    But the United Nations health agency, which is among those leading the battle again...

  • Supreme Court allows Texas voter ID law

    Supreme Court 3

    Chris Turner/CNN

    Texas election officials can go ahead and enforce a controversial voter identification law opposed by the Obama administration and civil rights groups, the U.S. Supreme Court said early Saturday.

    The decision comes just two days before early voting be...

  • GOP slams Klain pick as Ebola czar

    Ron Klain

    CNN

    Republicans who pressed President Barack Obama for a more coordinated federal response to the Ebola outbreak are blasting the appointment of Ron Klain, a veteran Democratic political aide, as the "Ebola czar."

  • Weiland surprises in South Dakota's senate race

    Rick Weiland

    From Rick Weiland

    Rick Weiland says when he was walking down the street making the music video for the song he wrote, a woman stopped him and thought he was country crooner Merle Haggard.

    You can't blame her for being confused. It's not every day a candidate for Senate...

  • McCain helps North Carolina GOP candidate

    Thom Tillis

    From Thom Tillis

    The Republican candidate for Senate in North Carolina brought in a foreign policy and national security heavyweight, a week after his opponent Sen. Kay Hagan's Armed Services Committee attendance record became a lightning rod in the contentious race.

  • Nebraska GOP ad may be 'Willie Horton' of 2014

    Television with remote

    iStock / DeshaCAM

    The National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee released a tough ad Friday that links the Democratic challenger in a competitive House race in Nebraska to a convicted serial killer.

    The ad, which comes weeks before voters will decide the fate...

  • DeMaio accuser turns to lie detector

    Carl DeMaio

    REUTERS/Mike Blake

    A former campaign aide who has accused Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment released the results of an independent lie detector test on Friday in an effort to refute DeMaio's suggestion that he is a suspected criminal.

    I...

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