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Taliban confirm Omar's death, name new leader

The Taliban's supreme council unanimously decided during a meeting in Afghanistan that Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour will be the Taliban's new leader, according to sources at Geo News, a CNN affiliate.

He will replace longtime leader Mullah…


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Confederate flags found at MLK's church

Confederate battle flags were found Thursday morning on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center in Atlanta, police and church officials said.


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Cecil backlash: Where is Walter Palmer?

Dr. Walter Palmer is nowhere to be found.

The Minnesota dentist has gone underground in the onslaught of criticism after he killed a prized African lion named Cecil.

It probably shouldn't come as a surprise; an angry horde of Cecil supporters is…



List of top 10 consumer complaints released

Shady car dealers, shoddy home-repair jobs and credit card fees top the list of complaints people have about their interactions with businesses in 2014.



6 stabbed at Jerusalem gay pride parade, police say

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A man suspected of stabbing six people at a gay pride parade in Jerusalem on Thursday committed a similar attack at the same event 10 years ago, Israeli police say.

The suspect in Thursday's…


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Good but not great: U.S. economy grows 2.3%

America's economy picked up some momentum this spring and summer, but it didn't wow.


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Source: Debris a match for a Boeing 777

Boeing investigators are confident that debris found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean comes from a 777 aircraft, according to a source close to the investigation.

An international team of aviation experts is trying to determine if that…



Senate passes long-term highway plan

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan six-year plan for highway, bridge and transit construction on Thursday, the first time such a long-term bill has cleared the chamber since 2005.

It passed 65-34.


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Poll: GOP top tier breaking away, led by Trump

A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds Donald Trump with a significant lead over his closest rivals for the Republican nomination for president, and provides further evidence the field of 16 candidates vying for the GOP nomination has a clear…


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Rolling Stone editor to leave in wake of bungled rape story

Will Dana, the managing editor of Rolling Stone, is leaving the magazine just months after the publication of a discredited story about rape on a college campus.

Dana's departure, which was first reported by The New York Times, will be Aug. 7.




Ex-cop in DuBose shooting pleads not guilty

Former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 19 shooting death of Samuel DuBose.

At the arraignment, the judge set Tensing's bond at $1…


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MH370 relatives: Too soon to know what to think

A piece of debris found off the coast of Africa could be part of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 but officials say it's too soon to know for sure. Some relatives of the flight's passengers aren't sure what to think.

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It’s a war of the sexes in office temperature battle

There's a battle of the sexes brewing in some offices this summer and it's all about the thermostat.  Experts say the fact that many women want the temperature warmer than men is based on biology and fashion.

MH370 possible debris found

Efforts underway to determine if the plane debris found near Madagascar came from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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