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Australia police: 8 children found dead

Eight children have been found dead at a home in a suburb of the northeastern Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday.

Police said they were called to the property in the Manoora area Friday morning after reports of a woman with serious injurie...

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Officials: Hackers stole Sony computer credentials

U.S. investigators have evidence that hackers stole the computer credentials of a system administrator to get access to Sony's computer system, allowing them broad access, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation tell CNN.

1 million Egyptian mummies

Archeologists uncover 1 million mummies

A remarkable discovery in Egypt has opened a new window to the ancient past.

Wisconsin stabbing

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Girls charged in stabbing deemed competent

Two girls accused of stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman Slenderman have been found competent to stand trial.

Big Lebowski

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'Big Lebowski': Now preserved for all time

"The Big Lebowski," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Saving Private Ryan" have long been national treasures, but the Library of Congress just made it official.

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CNN

Officials: Hackers stole Sony computer...

U.S. investigators have evidence that hackers stole the computer credentials of a system administrator to get access to Sony's computer system, allowing them broad access, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation tell CNN.

1 million Egyptian mummies

Archeologists uncover 1 million mummies

A remarkable discovery in Egypt has opened a new window to the ancient past.

Wisconsin stabbing

WISN

Girls charged in stabbing deemed competent

Two girls accused of stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman Slenderman have been found competent to stand trial.

Big Lebowski

Polygram Filmed Entertainment

'Big Lebowski': Now preserved for all time

"The Big Lebowski," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Saving Private Ryan" have long been national treasures, but the Library of Congress just made it official.

Military tests for Ebola

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Spanish Ebola woman sues over dog's death

It's a long road to recovery for Spanish nurse's assistant Teresa Romero Ramos.

Army-'Blimp'

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Army to launch 'blimp' that detects missiles

The U.S. Army plans to launch two stationary "blimps" at 10,000-feet in the air next week to better protect the Washington, D.C. area from cruise missiles and other possible air attacks.

It's part of a three-year test by the North American Aerospace ...

Pakistani boy with toy gun

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Toy guns look too real, NY AG says

The difference between a toy gun and a real one is very blurry sometimes and that has led to unintended deaths.

Stocks Wall Street

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Dow jumps 421 points, best day since 2011

The Dow shot up 421 points Thursday for its best day in more than three years. The S&P 500 experienced its biggest gains since January 2013.

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Putin: 'We're not warmongers'

Russia needs to keep actively guarding its sovereignty to avoid becoming like a chained bear whose captors "will pull out his teeth and claws," President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

Responding to a question at his annual news conference about Russia...

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Military could pursue Bergdahl court martial

A senior administration official tells CNN that the Pentagon may soon, perhaps even before Christmas, announce whether or not Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl will face a military court martial.

ISIS suicide car bomb attack

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Pentagon has new name for ISIS

There's yet another new name for ISIS among those fighting against the terror group. Daesh.

Fidel Castro

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When Fidel Castro sent FDR fan mail

President Barack Obama jolted the long, tumultuous relationship between the United States and Cuba with his decision to normalize relations with a country that has fascinated and vexed Americans since the days of Theodore Roosevelt.

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Amazon unveils one-hour delivery in New York

Amazon now has a solution for some of its customers who can't wait a few hours for delivery.

US airstrikes on ISIS

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U.S. airstrikes kill 3 top ISIS leaders

U.S. airstrikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, a senior U.S. military official tells CNN.

Haji Mutazz was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's deputy in Iraq; Abd al Basit was his military emir in Iraq; and Radwan Talib was his Mosul emir...

Secret Service officer in front of White House

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Report: Secret Service stretched too thin

The Secret Service is stretched "beyond its limits" and needs more training, more staff and a director from outside its ranks -- and the White House needs a better fence -- an independent review has found.

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Tsarnaev makes final appearance before trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a judge Thursday he was satisfied with his defense lawyers at what is expected to be the final public hearing before his death penalty trial begins.

North Korea, South Korea

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Defector: North Korea runs vast hacker...

North Korea is one of the world's poorest countries, seen as well behind most everyone when it comes to most technologies and much more.

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Activists plan to drop 'Interview' DVDs in...

Sony pulled its controversial film "The Interview" after public threats, but one activist group hopes it can drop copies of the film into North Korea from the sky.

Boko Haram refugees

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Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185

Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said.

Gunmen in pickup trucks attacked the village of Gumsuri, just north of Chibok, on Su...

closeup of former President Jimmy Carter

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Carter: Cuba decision 'long overdue'

Former President Jimmy Carter lauded the decision to normalize diplomatic relations with and ease sanctions imposed on Cuba, steps he said would benefit the Cuban people and not the country's autocratic rulers.

Carter said President Barack Obama's dec...

Steve Carell

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Steve Carell North Korea movie is another...

"The Interview" isn't the only movie on North Korea being stifled after the major hack of Sony Pictures.

A Steve Carell film set in North Korea has been scrapped, a source familiar with the project told CNNMoney.

The movie was to be a "paranoid thril...

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GM halts deliveries to Russia

General Motors has halted deliveries of cars to Russia, making it the latest Western company to pull out of the market in the wake of the ruble's plunge.

The plunge in the value of the ruble means that Western companies don't get as much money when th...

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Police: Car runs red light; 3 people dead

Three people were killed after a driver plowed into a crowd of people -- many of whom had just left a church Christmas event -- in Southern California, authorities said.

Witnesses told police that the driver ran a red light around 8 p.m. (11 p.m. ET) ...

Plumber's truck in Syria

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Plumber's truck ends up on Syrian front lines

A pickup truck once owned by a plumber in Texas somehow finds its way to the front lines in Syria.

Cuba March Day

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In the sea between U.S. and Cuba lies...

Just 90 miles away, Cuba inevitably shares a long history with the United States, from conquistadors to the Spanish-American War to the Cold War.