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Stephen Harper, Laureen Harper, Canada War Memorial

Ottawa shooting suspect tied to jihadists

The suspect in Wednesday's shootings in Ottawa 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.

The gunman was Queb...

Buckingham Palace

Police: UK royal officer stashed ammo

An officer assigned to a unit that protects Britain's royal household was arrested Thursday on suspicion of unlawfully keeping ammunition in personal lockers in a police building on the grounds of London's Buckingham Palace.

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 White House security breach, according to his father.

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

Ferguson, Missouri rally

Ferguson on edge as grand jury ruling looms

In Ferguson, tension can go from zero to 100 in seconds on any given night.

Poorly written paper earns UNC Chapel Hill student A-minus

UNC report finds 18 years of rampant fraud

For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.

"These...

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Canadian shooting: What we know, don't know

A day after a gunman killed an army reservist in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, many questions remain.

Amber Vinson at Emory Hospital

Ebola: Nurse to leave isolation

Obama expresses cautious optimism. An infected nurse shows signs of improvement. And a military response team begins training.

With multiple developments underway, here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak:

U.S. DEVELOPMENTS

Obama cautiously optimistic

Pr...

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Turkey: Iraqi Kurds can join fight for Kobani

A deal has been reached for 200 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces to pass through Turkey to help Syrian Kurdish fighters in the besieged town of Kobani, just over the border in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.

The Syrian Kurd...

Diamonds

This Halloween costume costs $1.6 million

What does a million-dollar Halloween costume look like? Hint: It gives new meaning to the phrase "dripping with diamonds."

Canada shooting flag

Canada shooting raises fears of ISIS tie

In recent days, Canada has become more involved in the global fight against ISIS.

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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.

Kenneth Bae, Matthew Miller, Jeffrey Fowle

Americans detained in North Korea

Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at his hotel, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday. Learn more about the three Americans most recently detained in North Korea.

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Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82.

Solar eclipse

Sunsational facts behind solar eclipses

A partial solar eclipse will be visible across the United States and Canada Thursday afternoon. Click through for some illuminating facts on solar eclipses and safety notes.

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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.

Former Blackwater guard Nick Slatten CENTER

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.

Canada shooting flag

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.

Michael Brown

Copy of Michael Brown's autopsy leaked

A copy of Michael Brown's autopsy that was leaked shows the Missouri teen was shot in the hand at close range.

Canada shooting witness

Canada witness describes 'guy with a rifle'

A witness to the shooting at a war memorial in Canada describes seeing a "guy with a rifle."

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