Why China's new security law is bad news

Is the Communist Party of China about to lose its grip on power?

One could be forgiven for thinking so in view of the catalog of political, economic and social…

Why are black church fires associated with acts of hate?

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It's a visceral and involuntary reaction, perhaps even knee-jerk: A black church burns in the South and our minds race immediately to hatred. It must be arson.…

Top ISIS leader killed in coalition airstrike

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Senior ISIS leader Tariq Al-Harzi was killed by a coalition airstrike in Syria last month, a U.S. official said Thursday.

Al-Harzi was responsible for getting…

Blasts rock Colombian capital; 8 injured

Bogota Colombia

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Two explosions rocked Colombia's capital on Thursday, injuring at least eight people.

Philippines: Passenger ferry capsizes

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A boat carrying 189 people has capsized in the central Philippines, minutes after leaving port, the Philippine Red Cross said Thursday.

There were 173…

Why China's crazy stock market is getting scary

Fill in the blank: In recent weeks, China's stock markets have __________________.

A) Wiped out as much as $2 trillion of investors' wealth. B) Swung by as…

Donald Trump's Miss USA back on TV: Reelz channel steps in

Donald Trump Miss Universe

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Days after the Miss USA pageant was dropped by Univision and NBC, the July 12 event has found a new home on television, the Reelz channel.

Reelz, a relatively…

Iran talks: 'Security of the world at stake'

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Reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program is a matter of political will, and the "security of the world is at stake," the European Union's top diplomat said…

Activist who took down flag OK with jail time

The woman who shimmied up a flagpole at the South Carolina state capitol last week and removed the Confederate battle flag told CNN she has no regrets about…

What's behind increase in shark attacks?

Sharks have attacked 10 people off the coast of North and South Carolina this year, according to the International Shark Attack File at the University of…

'Diddy' won't face felony assault charges

Music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs won't face felony charges after an alleged assault last month at the university where his son plays football.

Combs was accused…

ISIS publicly smashes Syrian artifacts

ISIS militants reportedly smashed cultural treasures from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, including an artifact dating back to the second century,…

Russian rocket to carry gear to space station

An unmanned Russian rocket is scheduled to blast off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:55 a.m. ET Friday on a supply run to the International…

Boko Haram attacks kill 145 in Nigeria

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At least 145 people were killed after Boko Haram militants raided three villages in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, witnesses said Thursday.

Obama touts OT plan in Wisconsin

President Obama departs for Wisconsin

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When President Barack Obama flew into La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Thursday, he was greeted by Gov. Scott Walker, and the two were seen shaking hands and smiling.

British base cancels July 4 celebrations

A British airbase used by American airmen has canceled its Fourth of July celebrations given rising security threats.

The Royal Air Force closed the events at…

10 most expensive colleges

The most expensive colleges in the nation are charging close to $50,000 a year in tuition and fees alone. That doesn't even include the cost of room and board.…

"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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