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Running of the bulls

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Police hunt Pamplona bull run 'selfie man'

A man who took a dangerous selfie during the running of the bulls in Pamplona, with the half-ton beasts right behind him, is still on the run -- but this time from the police.

Costa Concordia close-up

Italian National Fire Brigade

Costa Concordia floating again

The last time anyone saw Russel Rebello alive, he was near the stern of the Costa Concordia, helping passengers into rescue boats.

But the 33-year-old waiter from India never escaped the doomed cruise ship. And he's the only victim of the 2012 shipwre...

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished undergoing therapy and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio and could return to active duty as early as Monday, a defense official tells CNN.

Bergdahl was held captive by militants for five years before h...

Lukas Podolski with Angela Merkel

@Podolski10

5 bizarre moments at World Cup final

There were triumph and tears, joy and sorrow at the World Cup final between Argentina and Germany. But regardless of whichever team you were supporting, there were some moments Sunday that were just bizarre. Here are our top 5:

1. Good girl gone bad:...

Gaza destruction

Palestinians struggle to find safety in Gaza

One bomb fell on a center for the disabled. Another wiped out 18 members of the same family.

By Monday morning, the death toll from nearly a week of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza had reached 172 -- all of them Palestinians -- with more than 1,250 wounde...

Running of the bulls

Vincent West/Reuters

Police hunt Pamplona bull run 'selfie man'

A man who took a dangerous selfie during the running of the bulls in Pamplona, with the half-ton beasts right behind him, is still on the run -- but this time from the police.

Costa Concordia close-up

Italian National Fire Brigade

Costa Concordia floating again

The last time anyone saw Russel Rebello alive, he was near the stern of the Costa Concordia, helping passengers into rescue boats.

But the 33-year-old waiter from India never escaped the doomed cruise ship. And he's the only victim of the 2012 shipwre...

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished undergoing therapy and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio and could return to active duty as early as Monday, a defense official tells CNN.

Bergdahl was held captive by militants for five years before h...

Lukas Podolski with Angela Merkel

@Podolski10

5 bizarre moments at World Cup final

There were triumph and tears, joy and sorrow at the World Cup final between Argentina and Germany. But regardless of whichever team you were supporting, there were some moments Sunday that were just bizarre. Here are our top 5:

1. Good girl gone bad:...

Gaza destruction

Palestinians struggle to find safety in Gaza

One bomb fell on a center for the disabled. Another wiped out 18 members of the same family.

By Monday morning, the death toll from nearly a week of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza had reached 172 -- all of them Palestinians -- with more than 1,250 wounde...

Eric Holder

Eric Holder: 'We are at a dangerous time'

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is worried about wholes that are greater than the sum of their parts.

Monorail-Disney

Disney World monorail evacuated after outage

A power outage Sunday evening forced the evacuation of about 120 passengers from the monorail.

Israel Gaza explosion

REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israel warns Gaza residents to evacuate

Israeli forces dropped leaflets in northern Gaza on Sunday to warn residents to move away from Hamas sites to avoid military strikes.

The warning came as the death toll in Gaza reached 172, with more than 1,250 people injured, the Gaza Health Ministry...

China Flag

China TV news anchor detained before airtime

In the latest twist of a widening anti-corruption campaign, Chinese authorities have detained a popular and controversial television anchor with the national broadcaster, state media reported.

Rui Chenggang's anchor chair was left empty for Friday nig...

Police lights file

Fire at NYC's Rockefeller Center injures 6

Six people suffered minor burns after a fire broke out in the observation deck at New York City's Rockefeller Center Sunday night, a fire official said.

A camera on an elevated part of the observation deck caught fire, sending embers falling onto peo...

Iraq Flag

34 dead in raid on alleged Iraq brothel

An attack on apartments that neighbors say were used as a brothel in Baghdad killed at least 28 women and six men Saturday, security officials told CNN.

An AFP correspondent on the scene reported that the attackers left a message on a door: "This is t...

Barack Obama

Whitehouse.gov

Democrats continue to pile on Obama for...

Yet more Democrats are piling on President Barack Obama for skipping a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border during his recent trip to Texas.

Alix Catherine Tichelman

Santa Cruz Police Department

Who is Alix Catherine Tichelman?

A makeup artist, writer and model who loves monkeys and struggles with demons.

Libya Map

CNN

Libyan militias battle for Tripoli airport

Rival Libyan militias battled for Tripoli International Airport on Sunday, leaving nine people dead and 25 others wounded, the government said.

Shelling was threatening civilians as violence stretched along the airport road, which is dotted with resid...

Lightning file

Reuters

Lightning strikes kill 2 people in 2 days

Lightning strikes killed two people in two days in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, said Kyle Patterson, public information officer at the park.

Both strikes hit the people on trails off Trail Ridge Road at elevations of 10,829 and 11,400 fee...

Gaza airstrikes

CNN

Israelis briefly raid Gaza missile site

The language of war leaves something lost in translation.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Saturday spoke of "achievements" and the destruction of "significant targets" in his country's airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza.

But on the gro...

JPMorgan Chase

John R. Coughlin/CNNMoney.com

JPMorgan exec loves getting his hands dirty

A check engine light went off inside Bill Eigen's mind while listening to his auto and truck repair customers in 2007.

Supermoon

Kai Schreiber, Wikimedia Commons

Catching the summer of supermoons

The first of this season's summer of supermoons filled the night sky over the weekend.

Kerry Zebari

The State Department

Kerry in Austria for Iran nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Austria on Sunday for talks with five other world powers and Iran on Tehran's nuclear program.

The participants will hold a final round of negotiations ahead of a July 20 deadline aimed at reaching a perma...

Iraq Flag

34 die as militants raid Baghdad apartments

At least 28 women and six men were killed when militants stormed several apartments in the Zayona residential complexes in eastern Baghdad, security officials told CNN.

The militants, wearing military uniforms and street clothes, fired their weapons i...

US, Germany 2014 World Cup soccer2

REUTERS/Yves Herman

World Cup: Watch for Bananenflanken from...

You may have watched in wonder as Germany dismantled Brazil on Tuesday. But to really appreciate the art of German football you need to understand the lingo.

The sport has its own vocabulary and, as is common in the German language, most new terms ar...

US Capitol

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Battle lines set in immigration debate

The ball is now in Congress' court.

Pope Francis I

Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Pope calls for Middle East cease-fire

Pope Francis called for a cease-fire in the Middle East before Sunday's Angelus prayer and said his meeting in June with the presidents of Israel and the Palestinian Authority was not a waste of time.

Nicola Tesla

Elon Musk pledges $1 million for Tesla museum

On Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday, it was the effort to build a museum in the influential scientist's honor that got the gift.

Elon Musk, the magnate and inventor behind electric-car company Tesla Motors, has pledged $1 million to the Tesla Science Cen...

Mario Gotze scores

REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

World Cup final: Germany defeats Argentina

Never bet against Germany.

In a world where so much can change so quickly, perhaps it is reassuring that there is one constant which remains.

The nation which had ripped Brazil's dreams to shreds in the semifinals, won its fourth World Cup after a tens...