Arab League Fast Facts

Here's a look at the Arab League, an organization of 22 Middle Eastern and African countries and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

Facts: Nabil…

April Fools! Virgin launches elaborate prank

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Richard Branson got a jump on April Fools' Day with a characteristically over-the-top prank.

Al Gore Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Al Gore, 45th vice president of the United States and environmental activist.

Personal: Birth date: March 31, 1948

Birth place:…

Niseko: Where you can ski an active volcano

A wicked Siberian wind can find its way through layers of thermal clothing and take the temperature to well below -20 C (-4 F), but for those who summit…

NATO Fast Facts

Here's a look at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

Facts: The organization's charter states that the signing…

Will Instagram shut down this 17-year-old's app?

It's a 17-year-old kid against a $35 billion company.

Los Angeles high school student Caleb Benn has developed an app called Uploader for Instagram, which is…

Video of Germanwings flight's final seconds?

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Reports say video found in the wreckage on a French mountainside shows the nightmarish final seconds of Germanwings Flight 9525, but a police spokesman said…

Talks extended on Iran nuclear deal

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U.S. Department of State

Talks to reach a deal on a framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program will be extended an extra day, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

"‎We've made enough…

Pac-Man on Google Maps? Bring it on, fools!

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Google Maps

Blinky and Pinky on the Champs Elysees? Inky and Clyde running down Broadway? Power pellets on the Embarcadero?

Iraqi forces take back Tikrit from ISIS

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Iraqi forces battling to wrest Tikrit from ISIS are now in control of the city, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Tuesday on Iraqiya TV.

Al-Abadi, who is…

Arkansas about to adopt religious freedom law

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson now has to decide if he wants Mike Pence's headache.

The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved a religious freedom measure that…

Comedy Central defends Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah

Comedy Central

Comedy Central is standing by Trevor Noah after he faced heavy criticism from the Internet community less than 24 hours after being named Jon Stewart's…

URGENT - French Iran Nuclear Talks

(CNN) -- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has informed the Iranian delegation at talks in Switzerland on Iran's nuclear program that he will return to…

Iranian aircraft buzzed Navy helicopter

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CNN

An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top…

Defense rests in Boston bombing case

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The defense in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested Tuesday afternoon after presenting only four witnesses.

Closing arguments are…

Opinion: Israel's military option on Iran?

The Iran nuclear negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, reportedly have made substantive progress, inching closer toward a provisional agreement between the…

Fourth baby orca born this season

Spring is in the air and underwater -- especially off the coast of British Columbia.

Four orca babies have been born in the last three months, a higher number…

"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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