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Official: U.S. attempt to rescue Foley, others in Syria failed

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:08pm
A U.S. rescue operation earlier this summer failed to free American journalist James Foley and others being held by ISIS in Syria, a U.S. official told CNN on Wednesday.
Categories: National News

Watch Thursday's show!

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:02pm
August 21, 2014
Categories: National News

Would you watch beheading video?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:04pm
When confronted by gruesome images of a man being beheaded by terrorists, what should you do?
Categories: National News

Beheaded journalist 'brave and tireless'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:31pm
American war reporter James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS, was described by a friend as a "funny, warm, Big Lebowski-loving guy."
Categories: National News

Online fury erupts over column

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:24pm
In a single column, a veteran police officer has catapulted himself into the national debate over the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Categories: National News

Supreme Court: No same-sex marriage in Virginia, yet

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:47pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. That means gay and lesbian couples cannot legally wed in the state for now.
Categories: National News

In Ferguson, acts of kindness, generosity

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:56pm
The quiet Midwest suburb of Ferguson, Missouri appears to have devolved into a place where armored vehicles patrol streets and tear gas pollutes the air. But that's not all the story.
Categories: National News

Support grows for officer

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:54pm
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.
Categories: National News

Movie theater infested with THIS?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:19pm
Moviegoers are complaining about getting bites and rashes after attending this theater ... and it's not the first time.
Categories: National News

Who's in charge in Ferguson?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00pm
As tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, have bubbled, one official after another has taken the lead, grappling to figure out how to stop it from coming to a boil.
Categories: National News

Police rescue 4 people taken hostage after robbery in Illinois

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:46am
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

What's it like in Ferguson?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:57am
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.
Categories: National News

Try to watch this without laughing

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:49am
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

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:49am
Dogs, cats, geese, chickens, snakes, rabbits, peacocks and turtles were removed from a home in Louisiana.
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Dueling narratives in shooting

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:18am
What really happened to Michael Brown?
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'Agitators' trigger chaos and violence

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:17am
"Agitators" triggering chaos and violence amid the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, aren't all locals.
Categories: National News

15 times nature made us go 'wow'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:14am
When a photographer is at the right place at the right time, a lightning show can be absolutely magical.
Categories: National News

Can Armstrong ever be forgiven?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:01am
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.
Categories: National News

Guard's role in quelling unrest

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:14am
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.
Categories: National News

Patient being treated in California for possible Ebola exposure

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:53am
Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.
Categories: National News

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