Rand Paul wins 2015 CPAC straw poll

Rand Paul CPAC

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Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll for the third year in a row on Saturday, with 25.7% of the vote, event organizers…

Fans honor Nimoy with tweets, Vulcan salute

Leonard Nimoy Mr. Spock

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In a moment Friday, the social-media debate over whether a dress was white and gold or blue and black was silenced.

Suddenly there was more sobering news.…

Gulf countries relocating Yemen embassies

Houthi rebels charting Yemen's future

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Four Gulf countries now have opened embassies in Aden, Yemen, where President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi fled after being deposed.

The United Arab Emirates and…

Republicans agree with ... Elizabeth Warren?

Elizabeth Warren

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At first glance, they could easily fit in at an Elizabeth Warren rally. They want to break up the big banks. They don't trust Wall Street and bemoan its…

Leonard Nimoy Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of actor and director Leonard Nimoy, famous for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on the television series, "Star Trek."

Personal: Birth…

URGENT - Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll

(CNN) -- Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll with 25.7 percent of the vote for the third year in a row on Saturday, the…

Mo. gunman kills 7 in town of 50, then himself

Shooting spree in rural Missouri

Houston Herald

A small Missouri town's discovery that a gunman killed seven people and injured another Thursday night began when a girl managed to flee a residence where she…

Report: ISIS to release 29 Assyrians

ISIS man with flag

CNN

ISIS in northern Syria plans to release 29 Assyrian Christian hostages among more than 200 captured by the Sunni extremist group, the Syrian Observatory for…

Opinion: Nemtsov killing: A chilling parallel?

In Moscow on February 27, 2015, a lone gunman killed Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister and a powerful and charismatic opposition leader who stood…

Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

Iraqi evacuation

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It's been more than six months since the United States first sent warplanes to conduct airstrikes against the militant group ISIS, and four months since the…

Stolen NASCAR Sprint Cup car found in Georgia

Travis Kvapil

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Maybe the thieves didn't know what they were stealing.

A NASCAR Sprint Cup car stolen from outside the hotel where the team was staying turned up on a rural…

Federer beats Djokovic to win Dubai title

Roger Federer, 2014 Davis Cup

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A ruthless Roger Federer confidently dispatched World No 1. Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to take the Dubai Tennis Championships title Saturday in little over one…

Stolen Oscars dress possibly recovered

$150,000 dress has 6,000 pearls

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The police may have found the missing dress.

You know, the white custom Calvin Klein gown that adorned actress Lupita Nyong'o when she attended Sunday's…

Author confirms 'Looking for Alaska' filming

John Green The Fault in Our Stars

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The John Green gang is back together again.

Temple Hill Entertainment and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber worked together on Fox's…

Cuba talks terror list a sticking point

US, Cuba discuss normalizing relations

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U.S. and Cuban delegations struck a tone of measured optimism coming out of talks Friday at the State Department on the normalization of diplomatic relations…

Egyptian court calls Hamas a terror group

Palestinian youths clash with Israeli army at Kalandia checkpoint

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An Egyptian court has ruled that Hamas is a terrorist organization, according to an Egyptian state-run media organization.

Hamas, the Islamist group which…

Warren Buffett knows who next Berkshire CEO is

Warren Buffett

CNN

Warren Buffett, the billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, expects even better times ahead for his company. He also said that he knows who will one day…

"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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