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Queen Elizabeth's first tweet

Queen joins social media age with 1st tweet

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet.

Craig Spencer

NYC's first Ebola patient: Where's he been

A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola -- the first case of the deadly virus in New York City and the fourth diagnosed in the United States.

Man attacks police with hatchet

NYC police attack; fears of Islamist attacks

A bloodied steel hatchet lay on a rainy Queens sidewalk on Thursday like an ominous question mark. Was the bearded man who used it to wound two New York City police officers motivated by radical Islam?

Zale H. Thompson can no longer answer that questi...

Voting booth Nov 5

Will last minute strength be enough for Dems?

Democrats in key Senate races are showing some strength in the final stretch of election season -- but it may not be enough to keep the chamber.

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Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

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Yemen turmoil

Surge in fighting threatens Yemen's survival

Yemen is going through its greatest upheaval since protests erupted during the Arab Spring more than three years ago.

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Manning leads Broncos over Chargers

Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns, all to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, and the Denver Broncos pulled away to beat the San Diego Chargers 35-21 Thursday night.

Mayor de Blasio Ebola news conference

NYC doctor tests positive for Ebola

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city, authorities said late Thursday.

New White House fence jumper

White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental health problems, and has been arrested in a previous security breach there, according to his father.

Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, barely made it onto the lawn be...

Stephen Harper, Laureen Harper, Canada War Memorial

Sources: Ottawa gunman had ties to jihadists

The Ottawa gunman had "connections" to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to fight in Syria, multiple U.S. sources told CNN on Thursday.

However, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird to...

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Famous first tweets

The Queen is on Twitter! Check out what she had to say and other famous first tweets.

Biden in NH Friday

Who could run in 2016?

It may seem premature, but attention has already turned toward potential 2016 presidential candidates. See who might run for president in 2016.

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Most affordable big U.S. cities

Kiplinger.com recently compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in the United States based on several factors. Take a look at th2014 list of the most affordable big cities in America.

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Richest person in each U.S. state

Private wealth consultancy Wealth-X has compiled a list of the richest person in each of the 50 U.S. states. Take a look at some of the more notable wealthy figures and find out where they reside.

Ottawa, Canada shooting

Soldier killed, suspect dead in Canadian shootings

Shots that rang out in the Canadian capital Wednesday left a soldier and a gunman dead.

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Richest British celebs under 30

British entertainment magazine Heat has published its annual list of the richest British celebrities under 30. Take a look at the rankings.

Jeffrey Fowle at home

Americans detained abroad

After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived back in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad and their fates.

Deadliest outbreaks

15 of history’s deadliest disease outbreaks

Throughout history, hundreds of millions of lives have been lost to epidemics and pandemics.  Here are 15 of the deadliest.

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20 most annoying drivers

A survey reveals which drivers and driving behaviors Americans find most annoying.

Ben Bradlee

Notable deaths of 2014

From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

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Craig Spencer

NYC doctor diagnosed with Ebola

A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola -- the first case of the deadly virus in New York City.

Ottawa gunman's life

More on life of Ottawa gunman

The life of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau and his Montreal upbringing is explored.

Kevin Vickers CAN Sgt at Arms

Meet Kevin Vickers, Canada's new national hero

Learn more about Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms hailed as a hero for taking out the man who opened fire in Canada's Parliament.

Girl dead dentist visit

7-year-old dies after dentist visit

A 7-year-old Tennessee girl dies just hours after a visit to the dentist. Now her family wants to know why.

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Ex-Blackwater guards guilty in Iraq killings

A jury in Washington convicts four former Blackwater security guards of killing 17 unarmed Iraqis seven years ago.

Canada Parliament reopens

Canada's Parliament reopens to standing ovation

Canada's Parliament reopens one day after a deadly shooting. The man who took down the suspected gunman, Sergeant At Arms Kevin Vickers, receives a long standing ovation.

Don Young Alaska high school remarks

Alaska lawmaker's suicide remarks offend students

Alaska Congressman Don Young took students' breath away during a recent visit to a Wasilla high school. But not for good reasons.

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Details emerge about suspect in Canadian attack

One day after a man killed a soldier inside Canada's main Parliament building details are emerging about the suspected gunman.

Ottawa shooting timeline

Ottawa shootings: Timeline

A Canadian soldier and a gunman are dead after two shootings in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.

Canada shootings police in street

Ottawa on lockdown after deadly shootings

Downtown Ottawa, Canada, is on lockdown following a series of shootings that left at least two people dead.

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