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Mullah Omar

U.S. Department of State

Taliban confirm Omar's death, name new leader

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour will be the Taliban's new leader following the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammed Omar.

The news was confirmed in a statement Friday by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid.

The statement, which was translated from ...

Possible MH370 debris found

CNN

MH370: Confidence high wreckage is from Boeing 777

Officials are expressing growing confidence that debris found on the shores of a remote Indian Ocean island is from a Boeing 777 -- most likely that of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

"We are getting closer. At this stage, we are highly confide...

Debris found on Reunion Island

Réunion 1ère

MH370: Debris found in Reunion may give clues

When investigators get an in-person view of a wing component that likely came from a Boeing 777, they'll be looking for not only a serial number but clues as to why the part broke off the Boeing 777.

One group of independent observers said Thursday th...

Holmes trial outburst

James Holmes jury begins deliberations

Jurors began deliberating Thursday on whether to continue death penalty proceedings against convicted mass murderer James Holmes or to now sentence him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Obama at his desk

Obama: Dems getting 'squishy' over Iran deal

President Barack Obama said Thursday night that he can feel some Democratic members of Congress getting "squishy" in their support of the Iran deal, bowing to the "political heat" they feel from the "fierce" lobbying campaign against the Iran deal.

"R...

Ebenezer Baptist Church

Elizabeth Johnson/CNN

Confederate flags found at MLK's church

Confederate battle flags were found Thursday morning on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, police and church officials said.

Ebenezer Baptist Church is best known as the church wher...

Rand Paul in SC

CNN

Rand Paul: Media to blame for Trump's surge

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul blamed the national media Thursday for Donald Trump's vaulting to the front of the Republican pack in several recent polls.

"Television works, Wolf," Paul told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "If you would give some other candidates time f...

Jon Kasich

Jeremy Harlan/CNN

Will Kasich make it into home-state debate?

For a little over a month, one question has haunted Ohio Gov. John Kasich more than any other: Will he make it into the first Republican debate, being held in his home state?

With low name recognition, a big field and a late entry into the race, the ...

Cecil the lion2

David Amyot

Petition to extradite lion killer reaches threshold

A White House petition requesting that dentist Walter Palmer, who killed a prized lion in Zimbabwe, should receive a response from the Obama administration.

The petition needed to receive 100,000 signatures by August 27 to receive a response. It had m...

Gov Larry Hogan

From Gov. Larry Hogan

Maryland Gov. announces closure of notorious jail

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the closure of Baltimore City Jail, a men's detention facility that has been plagued by scandals and corruption investigations for decades.

Calling it the worst prison in America, Hogan, a Republican, sa...

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Famous female trailblazers in sports

Jen Welter, Arizona Cardinals news conference

Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Jen Welter, who made history this week by becoming the first woman to hold a coaching position in the NFL, is only the latest woman to blaze a trail in the world of sports. Click on for some others.

Top 10 consumer complaints

broken down car automobile with hood up

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The North American Consumer Protection Investigators released its annual chronicle of the top 10 consumer complaints. Check out which complaints topped the list.

Controversial police encounters

Police car, lights, generic

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Here is a timeline of recent controversial incidents involving law enforcement officials and civilians.

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Wing piece on Reunion

Antenne Réunion/linfo.re via CNN

In the wake of debris possibly belonging to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 being found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, look back on the long search for the missing jetliner.

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