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Burkina Faso embassy

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2 claim to be Burkina Faso's leader

Two military leaders have made competing claims that they're in charge of Burkina Faso after unrest that led to the resignation of the West African nation's longtime president.

Andrew Tahmooressi

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Mexico releases U.S. Marine after 7 months

U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi arrived in Miami on Saturday morning after he was freed from detention in Mexico, where he was held for seven months.

Tahmooressi boarded a flight…

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo

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1 pilot dead in Virgin's spaceship failure

The first sign there was a problem with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo came at about 45,000 feet, just two minutes after the spaceplane separated from the jet-powered aircraft that carried it aloft.

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3rd victim dies from Washington school attack

A third teenage girl has died from last week's shooting at a Washington state high school.

Girls killed Halloween

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3 trick-or-treaters killed by speeding car

A speeding vehicle struck and killed three girls, including twins, who were trick-or-treating in California, authorities said.

The girls, all 13, were in costume and carrying bags of candy in a…

Alabama dog Bo turns in owner

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Dog gets owner arrested

Man's best friend? Maybe not.

A pooch in Alabama got its owner busted for alleged drug offenses -- all with a gleeful wag of its tail.

The dog, Bo, was caught up in the incident when police executed…

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California mudslide prompts evacuations

A California mudslide prompted the evacuation of 11 homes in Ventura County, about an hour north of Los Angeles.

Heavy rain saturated the area Friday night about three hours before the mudslide…

Peshmerga Khobani

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Peshmerga fighting force arrives in Kobani

Kurdish fighters from Iraq have finally arrived in Kobani in northern Syria to reinforce Syrian Kurds in the battle against ISIS for control of the town.

A Kurdish activist in Kobani said late Friday…

Obama, Biden selfie

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Joe Biden: Senate tie-breaker?

For Joe Biden, an evenly divided Senate would be a BFD.

If Tuesday's midterm elections result in a Senate split, the vice president will suddenly find himself in one of his favorite places: the…

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Disasters in spaceflight

The Challenger

The crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceshipTwo is just one example of space disasters through the years.

Famous manhunts in U.S. history

Eric Frein brought to court

CNN

The successful hunt for accused cop killer Eric Frein joins the ranks of other high-profile manhunts in U.S. history.

Daylight saving time explained

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Daylight saving time ends this weekend. What's behind the tradition of turning our clocks back each fall?

Preserving your Halloween candy

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Keep your Halloween candy alive long after the ghouls and goblins have been laid to rest.

Halloween: By the numbers

Halloween cupcakes

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Shoppers will spend an estimated $7.4 billion on Halloween this year. Check out some other surprising numbers behind this ghoulish holiday.

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