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Mother of Palestinian boy reacts to his death, Gaza City

Gaza says 10 children dead after refugee camp struck

At a refugee camp near the beach in Gaza, parents took their children out to play. It's Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Children need to be children, even during war.

A boy named Mohammed was happy for a...

MH17 crash site

MH17 team tired of delays, official says

It is, in the words of one frustrated official, "one of the biggest open crime scenes in the world."

And yet, 11 days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky by a suspected surface-to-air missile, the Dutch investigators in charge o...

Gay marriage, brides on wedding cake

Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex ban

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the first such decision in a southern state and another victory for gay and lesbian couples seeking the right to legally wed.

"We recognize that same-sex marriage makes...

WTC cross

Court says ground zero cross can stay

A memorial cross at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York can remain at the newly opened facility, an appeals court ruled Monday.

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Liberia closes its borders to stop Ebola

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague West Africa as leaders scramble to stop the virus from spreading.

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ESPN commentator apologizes for abuse remark

ESPN star Stephen A. Smith apologized on Monday for what he called "the most egregious error of my career," a Friday commentary about domestic abuse that referred to possible "provocation" by victims.

Venice Beach lightning strike

Man killed in California lightning strike

A relaxing day at Southern California's famed Venice Beach took a deadly turn Sunday afternoon when a powerful lightning bolt struck the water, killing one person and injuring at least 13, emergency officials said.

The sudden lightning strike at Venic...

South Korean ferry sinking

Student survivors of Sewol disaster testify

Students aboard the stricken Sewol ferry had to use rising water levels to float out of their cabins after the ship listed, survivors told a South Korean court Monday.

At least 294 people died -- including hundreds of high school students on a field t...

plane crashes on florida beach

Man walking beach struck and killed by plane

A Georgia man was killed and his daughter critically injured Sunday when an airplane struck them as they walked along a Florida beach.

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Wendy Rose said Venice Municipal Airport officials reported a plane in...

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Man arrested over hidden cameras in restrooms

University of Delaware students are being offered counseling after a doctoral student allegedly hid video cameras in restrooms around the university's Newark campus over a two-year period.

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Gay marriage, brides on wedding cake

Same-sex marriage by state

Virginia's gay marriage ban is the latest to be overturned in court. Here's a look at the path same-sex marriage has taken across the country.

World War I: A look back 100 years later

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Take a look back at one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history.

Virgin America

What is an IPO?

As Virgin America file for an IPO, find out more about an initial public stock offering and what it means for a company.

Costa Concordia scrapped

Costa Concordia hauled to final resting place

The Costa Concordia finished its final journey on Sunday. It's been towed to Genoa, where it will be dismantled. The ship turned on its side after striking rocks off the Italian island of Giglio on Jan. 13, 2012. Look back on the disaster that killed 32 people.

South Korea ferry rescue

What to know: South Korea ferry disaster

Take a look at images from the South Korean ferry disaster that killed hundreds of people and shocked the nation.

Chocolate

10 vices that are good for you

It's National Milk Chocolate Day. Did you know that chocolate is among 10 vices that can actually be good for you?

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Notable deaths of 2014

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

Lethal injection

History of the death penalty in America

The alleged botched execution of Arizona prison inmate Joseph Wood has put capital punishment -- specifically, the manner in which criminals are executed -- back in the spotlight. Take a look at the history of the death penalty in America.

Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Pope Francis is coming to the U.S. in Sept., to head the eighth World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, according to the National Catholic Reporter. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

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Happiest/unhappiest U.S. cities

It seems that residents of Louisiana are some of the happiest people in the country, and New Yorkers remain some of the unhappiest, according to a new report. Take a look at the happiest - and unhappiest - U.S. cities.

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Can Malaysia Airlines survive

Can Malaysia Airlines survive?

Two Malaysia Airlines crashes in four months have killed 537 people. With two tragedies happening one after another, plus fierce competition, the airline's former head wonders whether it can survive.

MMA-trained clerk surprises robbers

MMA-trained clerk fights off robbers

A group of would-be robbers who tried to take money from a gas station employee got quite a surprise when one of the man's co-workers, who is trained in mixed martial arts, came to his rescue.

Lightning surprises beachgoers

Lightning surprises beachgoers, kills 1

A rare lightning storm hit the California coast on Sunday, killing one man and injuring at least a dozen others on Venice Beach.

Plane lands on beach, kills 1

Plane hits, kills man on beach

A Georgia man was killed and his daughter critically injured Sunday when an airplane struck them as they walked along a Florida beach.

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U.N. Security Council demands Gaza cease-fire

With more than 1,000 people killed in the Israel-Hamas conflict, the U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting in New York early Monday to push for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza."

Terror tunnels Gaza Israel

Israel works to destroy 'terror tunnels'

Israeli forces are targeting underground passages that they say are carrying Hamas soldiers and weapons undetected.

Russian attacks on Ukraine

US: Russian forces firing on Ukraine

The State Department is accusing Russia of directly firing at Ukrainian forces across the border.

White flags on Brooklyn Bridge

Who's behind white flags on Brooklyn Bridge?

Investigators are still trying to figure out who is responsible for raising white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge last week.

US citizens dead in Middle East conflict

Meet Americans serving in Israeli military

In the ongoing battle in Gaza, Americans are among those serving in the Israeli military. Two Americans have died in the recent conflict.

Canadian flight arrest

Man accused of Canadian flight threat in court

Ali Shahi, the man accused of making threats on a flight from Toronto to Panama City and prompting a SWAT team to storm the plane, appeared in court on Friday. His father says he's tried contacting authorities about his son for years.

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