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Landmark 'Dark Knight' comic gets a threequel

There was a time when Batman was known primarily as a noble costumed crimefighter whose blows were occasionally accentuated with "BAMs" and "POWs."

In 1986, all that changed.

Writer/artist Frank Miller unleashed "The Dark Knight Returns," a futuristic ...

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Cynthia Robinson, second from left, in 1969 with Sly and the Family Stone.

Cynthia Robinson of Sly and the Family Stone dies

Cynthia Robinson, whose brassy, forthright trumpet lit up Sly and the Family Stone songs such as "Dance to the Music," "Life" and "Hot Fun in the Summertime," died Monday, the band's publicist confirmed. She was 71.

The cause of death was cancer, acco...

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U.S. sanctions Russian, Syrian businessmen

The United States on Wednesday sanctioned a Russian businessman and Syrian oil middleman for their roles assisting the Assad regime.

Altogether, the Treasury took action against four individuals and six entities for their support for the government o...

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Political Prediction market: Rubio leads, Cruz rises

As the Iowa caucuses approach, Ted Cruz is receiving renewed attention and has seen his odds of capturing the GOP's presidential nomination increase in recent weeks on CNN's Political Prediction market.

Cruz's odds stand at 19 percent, just one point shy of ...

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Girl has rare pancreas, liver, small bowel transplant

While most girls her age were peacefully asleep, 8-year-old Kyree Beachem was wheeled early Wednesday into an operating room for a triple transplant that lasted more than 12 hours.

"She had Hirschsprung's disease from birth," says Kyree's mother, Nan ...

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Russia moving anti-aircraft missiles to Syria

Tensions in the Middle East have escalated after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, with the Turkish President accusing Russia of deceit and Moscow announcing it would deploy anti-aircraft missiles to Syria.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu sa...

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Football legend Frank Gifford takes a hard hit during his playing days.

Family: Frank Gifford suffered from CTE

The family of Frank Gifford says the revered sportscaster and NFL star suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive brain disease linked to the types of brain injuries and head trauma common in football.

"While Frank passed away from...

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Why Adele speaks to you

As you read this, the numbers cited below are changing at such a spectacular rate that the recording industry is pinching itself to see if it's dreaming ... or, more likely, in utter disbelief that it's still alive. And well.

Because in an age when ni...

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Chicago police officer had history of complaints

Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer charged in Laquan McDonald's shooting death, had a history of complaints before he gunned down the 17-year-old last year -- and in almost every case, he was cleared in one way or another.

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Black Friday: The ultimate holiday shopping guide

Stores have publicized the pre-sales, promotions and teaser ads all month ahead of the biggest shopping weekend of the year.

The good news for retailers is that shoppers are ready to spend 25 percent more this year than last year -- or an average of $369 eac...

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Thanksgiving Day fast facts

Here's some background information about Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. In 2015, Thanksgiving is Nov. 26th.

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Top 10 fastest-selling albums

Adele's "25" has topped the 15-year-old single-week sales record set by *NSYNC's "No Strings Attached," selling more than 2.5 million copies since its Friday release. Check out the rest of the top 10 fastest-selling albums in America.

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2015 Thanksgiving, Black Friday hours for major retailers

Black Friday is nearly here, although it will once again be more like "Black Thanksgiving" this year given store hours. Check out the store hours announced for 2015 by major retailers.

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Paris terror attacks: What we know

The Paris attacks that killed at least 129 people continued to prompt raids and arrests in Europe and airstrikes in Syria.

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Notable deaths of 2015

Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians, artists and actors we've lost in 2015.

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Recent controversial police encounters

Here is a timeline of recent controversial incidents involving law enforcement officials and civilians.


Notable food recalls

Health investigators say a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco. Here are some other recent food recalls.

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Jamar Clark unrest: What to know

Minneapolis man Jamar Clark, 24, was shot by police and died of gunshot wounds to the head Nov. 16, 2015. Here's what to know about the controversial shooting.

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Clock boy: What to know

The family of Ahmed Mohamed (aka "clock boy"), who made national headlines when he was detained and placed in handcuffs for bringing a homemade clock to school, is now threatening to sue the city of Irving, Texas. Here's the latest.

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Portraits of the Paris victims

They were concertgoers and football fans, students, teachers, journalists, architects and lawyers. Portraits of the 129 killed and 352 wounded in deadly attacks at six sites in Paris are beginning to emerge.


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Student death leads to changes at Ohio State

An Ohio State University student went into cardiac arrest and died after participating in a tradition where students jump into frigid Mirror Lake.

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Gifford suffered from concussion injuries, family says

Legendary NFL star and sportscaster Frank Gifford was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease linked to the types of injuries and head trauma common in football.

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Hollywood Minute: RHONJ star spends holiday in jail

‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star Teresa Giudice will spend Thanksgiving alone in prison, according to People. Plus, catch the first trailer for Captain America.

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Adele has biggest 1st week album sales ever

Singer/Songwriter Adele's album '25' had the biggest first week album sales ever, topping N'Sync's 15-year-old mark.

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How to make Thanksgiving dinner in space

While astronauts aboard the International Space Station are not able to step outside and fire up the turkey fryer, they still celebrate Thanksgiving with a feast of smoked turkey, candied yams, cornbread dressing and many other classic holiday favorites.

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Voulez-vous eat my sweet potato pie?

Jeanne Moos shows how Patti LaBelle's sweet potato pie makes one reviewer sing like Patti herself.

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Here are 3 tips to survive Black Friday

Worried about Black Friday shopping? We'll tell you the three things that will help you survive the shopping frenzy.

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American survivor in Paris attack wants to meet victims

An American who was hurt stopping a terrorist attack says he would like to meet Paris victims, as CNN's Martin Savidge reports

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Iran recovering from economic isolation

CNN's John Defterios goes to Iran's Grand Bazaar and Tehran's newest mall to get opinions on Iran's changing economy.

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Obama: No 'specific and credible' threat to US

President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure Thanksgiving travelers, saying there is no known "specific and credible threat" to the U.S.