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Unmanned spacecraft carrying 3 tons of supplies for ISS

Russian rocket docks at space station

After a series of failed resupply missions, a Russian capsule loaded with crew provisions docked at the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA said.

The unmanned rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday. It had abo...

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ISIS video shows execution of 25 men

A just-released video from ISIS shows militants executing 25 captives in the ruins of a Roman amphitheater in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

Young British royal siblings George and Charlotte

Thousands expected to gather for royal baby's christening

A paddock in the English countryside -- more used to stampeding cows than people -- will open its gates Sunday to an influx of royal well-wishers, hoping to catch a glimpse of the country's newest princess.

59 passengers died

Philippines ferry owner faces charges in deaths

The owner of a passenger ferry that capsized in the Philippines, killing 59 people, is in police custody and has been charged with multiple counts of homicide, according to national police inspector Mark Nalda.

April birthdays - George Takei

April 20: George Takei (1937)
Others: Miranda Kerr (1983), Joey Lawrence (1976), Carmen Electra (1972), Crispin Glover (1964), Andy Serkis (1964), Jessica Lange (1949) and Ryan O'Neal (1941)

Takei walks back 'blackface' remark about Thomas

"Star Trek" actor George Takei says his description of Justice Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface" following his dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling was ill-considered.

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Tentative deal reached on Iran sanctions relief

Experts from the countries involved in the Iran nuclear negotiations have reached a tentative agreement on language dealing with sanctions relief, a source familiar with the talks told CNN on Saturday.

This is the first noticeable sign of progress in ...

Jeb Bush, June 27, 2015 in Henderson, Nevada.

Jeb Bush: Trump means 'to draw attention'

Jeb Bush said Donald Trump doesn't represent the views of most Republicans, offering his most aggressive comments so far on the real estate titan who's used inflammatory language when talking about immigrants.

"This is a guy who was a Democrat for mo...

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July 4th fireworks: 5 fun things to know

As night skies hiss and crack with fireworks on July Fourth, millions of Americans will gather to gaze at the grand explosions illuminating the skies.

They will fall in love all over again with the bright colors shooting into the night, the loud boom...

Hillary Clinton

Clinton campaign corrals media

Hillary Clinton's campaign used a rope to keep journalists away from the candidate on Saturday while she walked in this small town's July Fourth parade.

The ensuing photos of journalists, including a CNN reporter, being somewhat dragged by a thin white rope as Clinton walked down Main Street caught fire online.

Jeb Bush campaigns on July 4

2016ers descend on NH, Iowa on July 4

For the 2016 presidential candidates, this Fourth of July weekend means a whole lot of barbeques, parades and fireworks -- and, of course, courting voters.

Around a dozen declared White House aspirants parachuted into the early primary states of New H...

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Jim Webb, June 2015

Who's running and who could run in 2016?

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced his campaign for president Thursday, becoming the fifth Democrat to join the primary contest. Find out who else is running and who some of the other possible candidates are.

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Crisis in Greece: What to know

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging a "no" vote in a July 5 referendum on whether to accept a bailout offer from Europe and the International Monetary Fund. Take a look at the latest developments in the Greece financial crisis and how it's affecting the United States.

Oil platform in Gulf of Mexico catches fire

History's 10 worst oil disasters

BP has reached a historic agreement with five Gulf States to settle the claims made against the company from a massive oil spill in 2010. Take a look back at history's worst oil disasters.

Seattle Fourth of July fireworks

Most popular Fourth of July fireworks shows

The Fourth of July is nearly here, which means it's time to take a look at the biggest and best fireworks celebrations across the U.S.

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Looking back: U.S.-Cuba relations

The United States and Cuba are officially restoring diplomatic relations and opening embassies in each other's countries. Get up to speed on the last five decades of American foreign policy toward Cuba.

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America's 20 'highest' states

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Oregon. Find out which state has the highest rate of illicit drug use in the country.

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Celebrity breakups of 2015

Breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Take a look at the notable celebrity splits of 2015.

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Highest-paid celebrities of 2015

Forbes has released its 2015 list of the world's highest-paid celebrities. Click on to see which 25 stars made the most over the past year.

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America's favorite fast food chain is...

While satisfaction with the restaurant industry has waned, a survey found Americans still eat out an average of four times a week. See which company topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for 2015.

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Jimmy Iovine announces Apple Music.

Apple products that changed the game

Apple Music, the company's new streaming music service, launches around the world June 30, 2015. Take a look back at some of the products that have defined Apple and changed the way we live.

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Organ donation

3-year-old helps others live through organ donation

A young cancer patient's organs are helping two children battle their own illnesses.

Suspected shooter avoided deportation

San Francisco pier slaying victim's family speaks out

The father of a woman shot to death on a San Francisco pier says her killer was "evil personified."

Keep eye out for terrorists, be careful with fireworks

Federal government issues Independence Day warnings

Federal officials warn people to keep eye out for terrorist activity and to be careful around fireworks this Fourth of July holiday weekend.

1 dead, 2 injured

Medical helicopter crashes in Frisco, Colorado

A medical helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff and burst into flames, killing the pilot and injuring two crew members.

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Shark flips fisherman out of kayak

A Florida angler was close to becoming a shark's lunch after it flipped the fisherman over in his kayak in the middle of the ocean.

Shark caught off NC

Large shark caught off NC coast

A fisherman hooks a 6-foot shark off the coast of North Carolina.

Dummies vs fireworks

Fireworks safety good for everyone but dummies

Dummies take one for the team to demonstrate how not to use fireworks ahead of July Fourth holiday.

Barack Obama at rally

President Obama is having a really good month

In the waning years of his presidency, President Barack Obama has had an incredible month of victories.

Holiday prep

Government braces for holiday weekend

The holiday weekend brings tighter security across the country. Federal agencies are warning about the possibility of an attack this weekend although there is no specific threat.

Obama economy

Obama presides over economic recovery

The latest jobs report is out and June's unemployment rate fell to 5.3%, the lowest it’s been since early 2008. President Obama commented on the report Thursday in Wisconsin.

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