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Exxplosion in Taiwan

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Gas explosions In Taiwan kill at least 24

The death toll is rising in Taiwan in a series of explosions triggered by underground gas leaks in the southern city of Kaohsiung, according to state-run news agency CNA.

At least 24 people were killed and another 271 injured when the powerful blasts ...

Israeli airstrike in Gaza van hit

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

3-day cease-fire announced in Mideast conflict

After weeks of fighting and hundreds of deaths, some semblance of peace may be coming to the Middle East -- at least temporarily.

CNN CDC quarantine stations

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Experts: US is ready for Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outfitted a Gulfstream jet with an isolation pod designed and built by the U.S. Defense Department to transport Americans sick with Ebola, the CDC and a private company.

MH17 crash site

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80 bodies could be at MH17 crash site

It's a staggering figure, two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot out of the sky.

As many as 80 bodies could still be lying in the fields of eastern Ukraine where the passenger jet crashed, Australia's foreign minister told CNN on Thursda...

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

From Doctors Without Borders

Americans infected with Ebola to be evacuated

The fear began just after news broke Thursday that a long-range business jet with an isolation pod left the United States for Liberia, where it will evacuate two Americans infected with Ebola.

Twitter exploded with questions about the deadly virus, w...

House of Representatives, Capitol

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Immigration vote halted

On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress.

House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigrat...

VA Medical Center

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Senate passes bill to overhaul VA

The Senate on Thursday night easily approved a $16 billion bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The measure that won overwhelming House approval a day earlier now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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CIA

CIA apologizes for spying on Senate committee

CIA Director John Brennan apologized to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday and admitted the agency spied on computers used by its staffers who prepared an investigation of the controversial post 9/11 CIA interrogation and detention program...

Working with Ebola virus

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Ebola vaccine tests planned soon, NIH says

The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in people as early as September, the NIH announced Thursday.

Sharknado 2

From Syfy

'Sharknado 2' runaway ratings hit

The Syfy channel's first "Sharknado" movie last July generated buzz through social media chatter.

The second movie, appropriately titled "Sharknado 2: The Second One," used a different tactic -- getting attention through ample news coverage in the ru...

Pictures In The News

Jesus, Mary sighted ... everywhere

Angel in hot chocolate mug

Ginger Murray

From a T-shirt to a cheese doodle -- some people say they've seen the likeness of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary and other religious figures in a whole host of places.

Malaysia Airlines flight crashes in Ukraine

MH17 crash3

REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

International monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site for the first time in almost a week due to increased violence between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russia rebels near the crash site. Take a look at images from the tragedy.

Ebola outbreak ravages West Africa

Ebola, West Africa doctors

REUTERS/Tommy Trenchard

The Ebola outbreak has now killed 729 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria since March, according to the World Health Organization. Take a look at images of the ravaged West African region.

States with the most delinquent debt

1 in 3 Americans have 'debt in collections'

CNNMoney/Urban Institute

Americans have a debt problem, according to a new study. Find out who's the most behind on payments.

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