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Updated: 5 hours 28 min ago

A future built on accidents

5 hours 46 min ago
With the same peril that the Wright Brothers faced in becoming the first men to fly planes, mankind's quest for space tourism is also fraught with deadly trial and error.
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Photos: Just before and after

5 hours 46 min ago
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Are black cats really so bad?

6 hours 7 min ago
It's Halloween, and for many of us, that conjures up a familiar image.
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Holy site reopened -- to folks over 50

6 hours 10 min ago
Israel partially reopened access to the Temple Mount for Muslim prayers Friday, a day after taking a rare step of closing it amid Israeli-Palestinian tensions following the shooting of a controversial rabbi and subsequent killing of a suspect.
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Gingrich: My midterms prediction

6 hours 16 min ago
President Barack Obama has turned off large parts of America through radicalism, incompetence and political ineptness. As my friend Barry Casselman argues, "Obama has the worst political tin ear I've seen at that level. (I realize he thinks he is bringing out his base vote). But he's almost daring most Americans to turn against him." My prediction for midterm election night this coming Tuesday is that many Americans are going to take the President up on his dare.
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Celebs had already signed up

6 hours 30 min ago
Celebrities including Justin Bieber and Stephen Hawking had booked Virgin Galactic tickets, each costing more than $250,000.
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The truth about launching spaceships

6 hours 34 min ago
Meg Urry says the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two is a reminder that rocket science is difficult.
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Halloween in Hollywood

6 hours 35 min ago
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Mexican court orders release of U.S. Marine

6 hours 45 min ago
A court ordered the release of U.S. Marine reservist Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, held in prison since March on a weapons charge, the Mexican federal government says.
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Marine tells of abuse in prison

6 hours 51 min ago
Punched. Slapped. Cursed at. Deprived of water and food. Shackled to a bed with a "four-point restraint for almost a month."
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Photos: Americans detained abroad

6 hours 55 min ago
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Marine's mom: A mother's worst nightmare

6 hours 56 min ago
It was a mother's worst nightmare. On March 31, 2014, at 11 p.m., I received a phone call from my 25-year-old son.
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Ex-FAMU band member convicted

7 hours 1 min ago
The alleged ringleader of a group of Florida A&M University marching band students who beat drum major Robert Champion Jr. in a 2011 hazing incident was convicted Friday of multiple charges related to Champion's death, according to CNN affiliate CFN13, which was in the courtroom when the verdict was read.
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Gergen: Two cutting-edge candidates

7 hours 9 min ago
Like every political animal, I will be paying close attention to U.S. Senate elections this Tuesday because they will tell us a lot about the next two years. But I will also have a special eye on a few particular races that may tell us more about our long-term future.
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Suspected trooper killer caught

7 hours 17 min ago
After 48 days of living in what one resident called a war zone, the people of northeast Pennsylvania are relieved now that Eric Frein is in custody.
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40 years since the 'Rumble in the Jungle'

7 hours 43 min ago
Rumble in the Jungle: 40 years on
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When space travel goes wrong

7 hours 49 min ago
Note: This list includes accidents that affected astronauts or other staff related to the spacecrafts. Accidents that involved unmanned spacecraft are not included.
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Cops out of line in Eric Frein arrest?

7 hours 59 min ago
When police arrested Eric Frein, accused in the death of a Pennsylvania state trooper, they symbolically used the equipment of their fallen brother, Cpl. Bryon Dickson, to take Frein into custody.
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Branson tweets after tragedy

8 hours 24 min ago
Richard Branson is headed to be with his team after Virgin's SpaceShipTwo goes down. CNN's Jake Tapper has more.
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No quarantine for Ebola nurse

8 hours 24 min ago
The nurse has defied authorities who want her to stay home for 21 days.
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