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Train hero joins 'Dancing With the Stars'

An American who stopped a potential terrorist attack, controversial celebrity chef Paula Deen and wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin are among the 13 celebrity dancers competing in the latest season of "Dancing With the Stars," which premieres Sept...

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Dean Jones, star of Disney films, dies at 84

Dean Jones, the go-to Disney actor whose films included "The Love Bug," "The Million Dollar Duck," "That Darn Cat!" and "The Shaggy D.A.," died Tuesday, according to his publicist. Jones was 84.

The cause of death was Parkinson's disease, according to...

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ISIS claims responsibility for Yemen bombings

At least 28 people were killed in two suicide bombings at a mosque in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, the Houthi-controlled state-run Saba news agency said Wednesday.

ISIS claimed responsibility on social media for the attacks.

Dozens of people were woun...

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China to cut troops from 2.3-million strong military

Some 12,000 troops marched through the Chinese capital Thursday morning with fighter jets flying overhead as China put on a massive display of military might in a parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Presiding over the extra...

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Rahm Emanuel rushed off stage by protesters

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was forced off the stage at a budget hearing Wednesday night by protesters angry over the closing of a Chicago high school.

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Judge: 6 officers to be tried separately in Freddie Gray case

A Baltimore judge ruled Wednesday there will be separate trials for each of the six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.

The ruling represented a small victory for the defendants on a day that Circuit Court Judge Barry...

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Police pursue new leads in slaying of Illinois officer

Authorities pursuing suspects in the fatal shooting of an Illinois police officer have made "some progress," Lake County Major Crime Task Force Commander George Filenko told CNN on Wednesday night.

Veterans Administration may have hid long wait times

307,000 vets died awaiting VA care, report says

Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed, according to a report issued Wednesday.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes anti-Trump op-ed

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an op-ed in Wednesday's Washington Post outlining the differences between GOP front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

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Source: Trump likely to rule out independent bid

Donald Trump will meet with Republican National Commitee chairman Reince Priebus Thursday in New York City, one day after party officials began circulating a loyalty pledge that looked squarely aimed at the Republican front-runner.

Trump spokeswoman H...

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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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Officers face charges in Freddie Grey case

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry G. Williams on Wednesday morning denied two key defense motions in the Freddie Gray case -- both the motion to dismiss the case for alleged prosecutorial misconduct and the motion to recuse prosecutor Marilyn Mosby from the case. The pretrial hearing came almost five months after Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while being transported in a police van. These are the six officers and their charges.


Timeline: Illinois officer killed

Police ended the search for three people wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Fox Lake, Illinois, police officer, but authorities say the investigation continues. Here is timeline of events.

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Mixed reactions to historic same-sex ruling

Gay marriage supporters were jubilant while some conservative leaders and religious groups were upset over Friday's historic Supreme Court ruling. Here's a look how some people reacted to the decision.

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Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Pope Francis continues to ride a wave of popularity that has earned him accolades and criticisms alike. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

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Craziest truck spills

From corn dogs to live turkeys, take a look at some of the craziest items to spill out of overturned trucks and onto American roads.

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10 most expensive US cities to raise a family

The Economic Policy Institute reviewed data of 618 metro areas and compiled its list of the 10 most expensive places to raise a family.

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Things to do Sunday to help lose weight all week

It's a lazy Sunday, and while it might be a rest day, you should still plan your workouts and routines for the week ahead. Here are six things to do on Sunday to help you lose weight all week long, according to

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NFL Deflategate: Tom Brady timeline

Tom Brady and Roger Goodell appeared in federal court on Monday for a hearing on the quarterback's Deflategate suspension. Check out the timeline of events in the case so far.

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The VMAs never disappoint: Fashion and shock

Here is a taste of the fashions and the performances at MTV's Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sunday in Los Angeles.


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Man snubs Rahm Emanuel handshake

A man at a budget hearing snubs Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s handshake offer.

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Dinosaur fossil unearthed

A Montana crew carves out its latest dinosaur fossil discovery.

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President busts a move with Alaska students

President Barack Obama dances with middle school kids in Alaska on Wednesday.

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Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka charged in cold case slaying

James Snuka, who rose to fame in the 1980s as professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 slaying of Nancy Argentino, his then-girlfriend.

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Atlas V rocket slices through morning sky

Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral this morning, to deliver Navy communications satellite into orbit.

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Illinois officer remembered as optimist, dear friend

Joe Gliniewicz remembered as optimist in every situation.

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Fox Lake dispatch: Officer down

Dispatch audio released in deadly Illinois police shooting.

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Paris building fire kills 8

 Paris apartment fire kills 8, including 2 children.

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Houston teen kills self while taking selfie

Houston police say 19-year-old Deleon Alonso Smith accidentally shot and killed himself while taking selfie photos with a gun.

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Massive manhunt continues near Chicago

Schools are closed and a no-fly zone is in effect as a massive manhunt continues in Fox Lake, Illinois, 60 miles north of Chicago for the men who killed Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz Tuesday.