Inside the push to draft Ben Carson

Ben Carson

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John Philip Sousa IV has a mission: Convince a retired neurosurgeon with no political experience to run for President -- and then help him win.

Sousa, 67,…

Kurds claim to take Iraq's Sinjar town

Humanitarian Aid to Sinjar Mountains

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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters claimed to take control Saturday of Sinjar, the northern Iraqi town that ISIS militants stormed this summer causing minority…

U.S. repatriates 4 more Guantanamo detainees

Guantanamo Bay Gitmo

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The U.S. government has repatriated four more detainees from its military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, moving them to Afghanistan, the Pentagon…

Defiant Sony scrambles to find way out for 'Interview'

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Will any company step up and help Sony Pictures show the world "The Interview?"

This weekend the embattled movie studio is in active discussions with…

Pakistani security forces say several Taliban killed

A key Taliban commander was among the dead

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Pakistani security forces said they killed several Taliban insurgents in and around Peshawar on Saturday, four days after Taliban gunmen massacred scores of…

URGENT - Guantanamo-Detainees-Repatriated

(CNN) -- The U.S. government has repatriated four more detainees from its military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, moving them to Afghanistan, the…

Unicef: 1.7 million Ukraine children at risk

Military vehicles in Ukraine

More than 1.7 million children in conflict-torn areas of eastern Ukraine face an "extremely serious" situation, the U.N. children's agency has warned, with…

NASA prints 3-D wrench in space

Space-based solar power

NASA

Bringing supplies to astronauts on the International Space Station can be a little screwy, leaving astronauts waiting for the next costly and risky resupply…

URGENT - Kurds-Take-Sinjar-ISIS

(CNN) -- Kurdish Peshmerga forces ousted ISIS fighters Saturday afternoon from the Iraqi town of Sinjar, the Kurdistan Region Security Council said. Sinjar is…

Australian mom suspected in deaths of 8 kids

Child carrying flowers 8 kids slain Australia

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As Australia grapples with another shocking tragedy -- the deaths of eight children in one home -- the mother of seven of them might be able to explain what…

N. Korea responds to Sony cyberattack claims

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North Korea slammed U.S. claims that the regime is responsible for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures -- and then proposed the two countries work together.…

Last-minute Christmas shopping guide

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Still haven't ordered those stocking stuffers? You've got to hurry, or your gift won't arrive by Christmas.

You've already missed the deadline for free shipping…

Video: Janay Rice nuzzled Ray Rice after assault

Ray Rice, Janay Rice

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A newly released video shows the now-wife of NFL player Ray Rice lovingly nuzzling him shortly after he knocked her out cold at a casino in New Jersey.

The…

Study: Hack attack aimed at ISIS' opposition

ISIS in Iraq graphic

CNN

North Korea, with its previous technologically laggard image, may have just shocked the world with some alleged hacking savvy, but when ISIS comes to mind, so…

Ex-member of Syrian parliament ends hunger strike in D.C.

Map

CNN

Moustafa Mohamad said his long hunger strike in Washington, D.C., was meant to draw attention plight of people in besieged Syrian city of Kobani.

Gruesome discovery in abandoned storage unit

Crime scene

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When Regina Zimmer bid $40 on an abandoned storage unit in Colfax, California, near Sacramento, all she did before the purchase was look at the unit from the…

URGENT - Pakistan Taliban militants killed

(CNN) -- Pakistani security forces said they killed several Taliban insurgents in clashes surrounding Peshawar on Saturday. At least five militants, including…

"I thought life would be better after the recession. Not worse."

--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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