2nd Australian surfer fights off shark attack

White Shark in South Africa

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A second Australian surfer has warded off a shark attack by punching the predator after it bit his leg, police in New South Wales said Friday.

The 52-year-old…

Mets' Flores goes from tears to cheers

Talk about a swing of emotions.

Just two days ago, Wilmer Flores was in tears during a game over rampant rumors that the Mets would trade him. On Friday night,…

Negotiations stall on biggest trade deal ever

President Barack Obama will have to wait longer to announce the biggest free trade deal in history.

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators wrapped up their…

Uber world's most valuable startup

Uber

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Uber is now the most valuable startup in the world. CNNMoney has confirmed that the company has closed a new round of funding of nearly $1 billion.

Zuckerberg 'miscarriage' story prompts outpouring of emotions

Zuckerberg and wife have dealt with miscarriages

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"It's a lonely experience," Mark Zuckerberg says, writing about his wife Priscilla Chan's three miscarriages. Chan is now pregnant with a girl.

Clinton's private server emails heavily redacted

Emails reviewed by intelligence staff for sensitive material

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A new tranche of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails from her private server, released Friday, have been heavily redacted with sensitive…

Colombian military plane crash kills 11

Crash's cause being investigated

Colombian air force via CNN

A Colombian military plane has crashed, killing all 11 people on board, according to the nation's air force.

1 firefighter dies; thousands battle CA fires

California Rocky Fire

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A firefighter battling a wildfire in California died in the line of duty this week, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement.

David Ruhl of Rapid City,…

Elite moneymen remain on sidelines in 2016 race

The nation's most elite conservative donors are just as split as Republican voters are about who to support for president -- and it's keeping many of the…

URGENT - California firefighter death wildfire

(CNN) -- A firefighter battling a wildfire in California died in the line of duty this week, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement.

Pro wrestling's 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies at 61

Rowdy Roddy Piper

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He once cracked another wrestler over the head with a coconut. He kicked singer Cyndi Lauper in the head. He mesmerized fans as he fired frenzied insults and…

Meet the GOP $5 million donor club

In 2012, six Republicans gave $5 million or more over the course of the entire presidential campaign. For 2016, nine Republicans gave $5 million or more in…

MH370 debris headed for France

Debris found on Reunion Island

Réunion 1ère

Debris believed to be from a Boeing 777 -- and possibly missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 -- is headed to France, where investigators hope sophisticated…

AP: Coast Guard search for missing boys suspended

Austin Stephanos, Perry Cohen

US Coast Guard

The Coast Guard says it has done all it could to find teen boaters Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos.

Trump team probing staffer's Facebook posts

GOP presidential contender speaks to conservative Christians

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Donald Trump's presidential campaign is investigating a staffer after racially-charged Facebook posts he allegedly wrote were uncovered Friday.

Sam Nunberg, a…

Zimbabwe wants dentist's extradition over lion

Cecil the lion2

David Amyot

As outrage grows over the killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe has called on the United States to extradite the American dentist who shot the prized big…

Taliban confirm Omar's death, name new leader

Mullah Omar

U.S. Department of State

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour will be the Taliban's new leader following the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammed Omar.

The news was confirmed in a…

"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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