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Firefighters battle nearly two dozen Calif. wildfires

Firefighters in steep terrain and rugged conditions in California are fighting nearly two dozen wildfires that have torched more than 134,000 acres, according to state fire officials.

That's nearly three times the state's 5-year wildfire average of 48...

Reunion Island map with Madagascar

CNN

MH370: Searches on Reunion island and beyond

Investigators and volunteers are scouring the shoreline of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean for more debris that could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Objects that wash ashore on the island are being scrutinized.

Farther out acros...

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ACLU: Deputy handcuffed disabled children

A Kentucky sheriff's deputy now faces a federal lawsuit for handcuffing elementary school children who were acting out as a result of their disabilities, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

The ACLU is suing Kenton County sheriff's Deputy Kevin ...

Qatar, Turkmenistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Mongolia, Nepal, Bhutan

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Head of Taliban's Qatar office resigns

The fractures in the ranks of the Taliban appear to be deepening after the announcement of the death of the Afghan militant group's longtime leader.

Syed Mohammad Tayab Agha, the head of the Taliban's office in Qatar and a very close ally of the late ...

Clinton Sanders

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How Clinton will go after Sanders on race

Hillary Clinton has been largely hands off when it comes to Bernie Sanders.

But in an interview with a South Carolina Democrat published Monday, the former secretary of state subtly hit her most threatening primary opponent, previewing how she could ...

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Firefighters battle massive California wildfires

Firefighters worked Monday in steep terrain and other rugged conditions to fight California's Rocky Fire, one of nearly two dozen wildfires that have torched more than 134,000 acres of the parched state this year, according to state fire officials.

That's nearly three times the state's 5-year wildfire average of 48,153 acres for this time of year, according to statistics posted by the California ...

Flag on the moon, Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin's moon mission expenses: $33.31

It's the travel expense claim to top all others -- $33.31 to go to the moon and back.

American astronaut Buzz Aldrin has been sharing some of his paperwork from the 1969 moon landing mission.

The forms, an intriguing mix of the mundane and the extraord...

Biden at podium

CNN

Can Joe Biden beat Hillary Clinton?

Joe Biden might run for president -- but his own relationships and political chops are the only elements of a campaign he has in place right now.

Amid questions about Hillary Clinton's authenticity, the vice president's aides and associates see his g...

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CNN

Floods kill at least 178 people across India

At least 178 people have been killed in recent days by flooding across India, authorities said Tuesday.

The floods and heavy rains have affected an estimated 10 million people in both western and eastern India, said Kuldeep Dhatwalia, a spokesman for ...

newborn baby hand holding parent's finger

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Newborn baby pulled from toilet in Beijing

Police are searching for the mother of a newborn baby girl found wedged face-down in a Beijing toilet on Sunday.

Residents heard cries from a public toilet block and notified police, according to the Beijing Times.

"Her head was upside down and her bo...

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US cities where residents feel safest

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Tuesday night marks National Night Out. In honor of the annual community-building event, take a look at which U.S. cities feel the safest to their residents.

Celebrity breakups of 2015

Gwen Stefani Gavin Rossdale

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

California firefighters battle Rocky Fire

Rocky Wildfire, California

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California firefighters are busy battling the Rocky Fire, a wildfire northwest of Sacramento that had already incinerated 54,000 acres as of Sunday night.

Luxury hotels create buzz with urban beekeeping

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Courtesy St. Ermin's

In recent years, global hotels have joined the urban bee-keeping trend too, bringing their own honey direct to their tables. Here's a look at five top luxury hotels creating a buzz in their local communities.

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