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Police rescue 4 people taken hostage after robbery in Illinois

9 min 45 sec ago
Hours after two robbery suspects shot at police and took eight people hostage, the standoff inside a suburban Chicago home continued early Wednesday .
Categories: National News

Try to watch this without laughing

1 hour 7 min ago
Why is this grown man in a baby's highchair? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on highchair hijinks.
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2,000 animals taken from home

1 hour 7 min ago
Dogs, cats, geese, chickens, snakes, rabbits, peacocks and turtles were removed from a home in Louisiana.
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Support grows for officer

1 hour 8 min ago
While the nation is watching and hearing the angry protests in support of black shooting victim Michael Brown, a different kind of support is being voiced for the white police officer who fatally shot the unarmed teenager.
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Dueling narratives in shooting

1 hour 38 min ago
What really happened to Michael Brown?
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'Agitators' trigger chaos and violence

1 hour 39 min ago
"Agitators" triggering chaos and violence amid the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, aren't all locals.
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15 times nature made us go 'wow'

1 hour 41 min ago
When a photographer is at the right place at the right time, a lightning show can be absolutely magical.
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What's it really like in Ferguson?

2 hours 6 sec ago
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit Ferguson, Missouri, today, after a night where police chased young men and bottles flew again. CNN's Eliott McLaughlin gives us an on-the-scene take.
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Can Armstrong ever be forgiven?

2 hours 55 min ago
Sometimes sorry is not enough, and Lance Armstrong's "apologies" have left some of his former close friends recoiling in anger -- but others believe the disgraced cycling champion deserves a second chance.
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Beheaded journalist 'brave and tireless'

3 hours 39 min ago
American war reporter James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS, was described by a friend as a "funny, warm, Big Lebowski-loving guy."
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Guard's role in quelling unrest

3 hours 42 min ago
They've served in every U.S. war since 1637. When natural disasters strike, they're often among the first to head to the epicenter.
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Patient being treated in California for possible Ebola exposure

4 hours 3 min ago
Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.
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Look at me! 20 selfies of the week

5 hours 4 sec ago
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Ferguson streets calm until bottles flew

9 hours 14 min ago
Police chased young men down Ferguson's streets and made arrests, as bottles flew again shortly before midnight. Protesters locked hand in front of the police line, while some urged the crowd to remain peaceful.
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Grand jury to hear evidence in chokehold death investigation

9 hours 42 min ago
Evidence in the investigation of the controversial chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner will be presented to a grand jury, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
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Why bring in National Guard?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:38pm
By calling National Guard troops into Ferguson, Missouri, authorities are taking the situation "to the opposite extreme of community policing," a former FBI assistant director says.
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Pentagon joins weapons debate

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:37pm
The sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the law enforcement response has sparked a debate about what some call the "militarization of police," after armored vehicles, stun grenades and high-tech weaponry were brought in to calm the violence.
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Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:57pm
A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of American journalist James Foley, who disappeared in November 2012 in Syria.
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Watch Wednesday's show!

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:59pm
August 20, 2014
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Defiant Rick Perry at courthouse: 'We will prevail'

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:54pm
A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy.
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