White House fence jumper detained

White House fence jumper


The U.S. Secret Service apprehended a man after he jumped over a White House fence as the first family was inside celebrating Thanksgiving.

The man, whose…

Donald Trump denies mocking reporter's disability

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The New York Times is angry that Donald Trump appeared to mock one of its reporters who has a physical disability, but the candidate denied Thursday that he…

Pressure on ISIS builds; France and Russia confer

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The presidents of Russia and France spoke Thursday about strengthening their countries' shared work against terrorism, agreeing to increase the exchange of…

France: Fear of radical airport workers long held

French police patrol streets Paris attacks

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French intelligence services were concerned as early as 2004 about the radicalization of many airport workers at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport, according to…

Francois Hollande and Vladimir Putin join forces

Vladimir Putin Francois Hollande

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The Presidents of Russia and France spoke about strengthening their countries' shared work against terrorism on Thursday.

Turkey: No apology for downing Russian jet

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Turkey will not apologize for downing a Russian fighter jet it says violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan…

URGENT - Vladimir Putin Warplane Shot Down

(CNN) -- Turkey's strike against a Russian fighter jet was unexpected, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters in Moscow on Thursday. "It did not even…

Obama calls troops, offers refugees welcome on Thanksgiving

President Obama's Thanksgiving address


President Barack Obama issued a Thanksgiving address welcoming refugees on Thursday and spent part of his holiday calling troops to thank them for their…

URGENT - Vladimir Putin Syria

(CNN) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he believes the decision about the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should be decided…

On Thanksgiving, Miami police hunt Christmas tree thief

There's the Grinch who stole Christmas and then there's the thief who stole Christmas trees.

As in two semi-truck trailers filled with fragrant Fraser firs.…

Rock band supports bullied girl's dreams

It's another example of how one person's story can make a big impact.

Nanae Munemasa, 17, spoke to CNN in September about the rising teen suicide rates in her…

Powder that alarmed at Brussels mosque is flour

Grand Mosque of Brussels

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The white powder that brought an emergency response at the Grand Mosque in Brussels on Thursday turned out to be flour, a representative of the Brussels Fire…

Pope delivers stern warning on climate change

Pope Kenya

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Pope Francis celebrated a historic Mass in Kenya Thursday before delivering a stern environmental warning to the world, just days ahead of a potentially…

Chinese journalist Gao Yu has sentence cut

A Chinese court Thursday upheld a guilty verdict but cut the prison term being served by prominent journalist Gao Yu to five years, her lawyer told CNN.


Fight with spider ends with police being called

Spider in web


A report of a potential violent domestic disturbance turned out to instead be one desperate Australian man's attempts to kill a "rather large" spider.

7 things you should know about Macy's Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade


It's a Thanksgiving Day tradition: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Here are some things you should know about this treasured holiday tradition.

Comedian Dieudonne sentenced for hate speech

Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala has been sentenced to two months in prison by a Belgian court for "inciting hatred" during a performance…

"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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