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President declares flood disaster in Texas

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"The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local…

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Travel ban for 5 Taliban prisoners ends soon

Senior administration officials said Friday that the U.S. is continuing to hold negotiations with the governments of Afghanistan and Qatar as a deadline to determine the fate of five Taliban figures…

Some want cutting of cord delayed to help baby

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The great umbilical cord-cutting debate

For the layperson, a few minutes might tick by without a second thought, but those precious minutes after a baby is born could be beneficial for newborns later in life, some doctors say.

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Why do South Asian children win spelling bees?

Many South Asian-American children practice spelling at home and hone their skills by competing regularly in spelling contests, helping them win the national spelling bee eight years in a row.

Police and anti-Islam protesters

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Protesters rally against Mohammed cartoon contest

Protesters at Friday's "Freedom of Speech" rally outside a Phoenix mosque were met by counterprotesters.

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Is the IRS too broke to protect your info?

The IRS is giving Americans' tax refunds to criminal imposters, and until recently its website was spilling your information to identity thieves.

Mississippi tree hanging

Hate crime inquiry into hanged man dropped

Federal investigators, saying they could not determine the death of a black man found hanging in a tree was a homicide, will not pursue criminal civil rights charges in the case.

TSA, airport security

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Airport workers busted in NBA sneaker heist

NBA star Kevin Durant got paid big bucks for making 24 steals this season. But prosecutors have called a foul on two New York airport employees who allegedly swiped 24 not-yet released sneakers from…

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ISIS fighter was trained by State Department

An ISIS fighter who calls for jihad in a new online video was trained in counterterrorism tactics on American soil, in a program run by the United States, officials tell CNN.

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US cities where residents feel safest

Safest Cities - Honolulu

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Gallup-Healthways has ranked the U.S. cities that feel the safest to residents.  How a city ranked on the list was based on how it measured in perceived safety, financial security and sense of…

12 biggest auto recalls

Takata

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Over 2 million more vehicles were added to official lists of models being recalled because of potentially dangerous airbags made by Japanese manufacturer Takata. The recall now totals about 36…

Looking back: U.S.-Cuba relations

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The United States officially removed Cuba from its list of countries that sponsor terrorism on Friday . Get up to speed on the last five decades of American foreign policy toward Cuba.

States without the death penalty

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Nebraska lawmakers overrode a veto and banned the death penalty in May 2015. Check out the other states that have done away with capital punishment.

Notable deaths of 2015

Rey succumbs to stroke complications

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Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians, artists and actors we've lost in 2015.

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