Iconic 9/11 flag: The man who turned it in

For eight years, Brian Browne preserved an American flag in a storage trunk and the freezer of his Everett, Washington, home -- unaware it was a piece of…

Trump angry at allies conceding he lost debate

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Donald Trump is angry that his aides and advisers have conceded to reporters -- largely without attribution -- that the Republican nominee struggled in his…

Michelle Obama: 'We need an adult in the White House'

Michelle Obama in Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 2016

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First Lady Michelle Obama tore into Donald Trump Wednesday, telling Hillary Clinton supporters, "We need an adult in the White House."

"When making…

With protests quiet, state of emergency ends in Charlotte

Charlotte, site of protests after a police officer-involved shooting last week, and the state of North Carolina have lifted states of emergency for the…

Dozens missing in landslides as Megi hits China

At least 32 people are missing after rains from Typhoon Megi triggered landslides in two villages in China's eastern Zhejiang province on Wednesday, according…

SC shootings: Three wounded at school, man dead at home

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A South Carolina teenager is suspected of opening fire at an elementary school playground, wounding two students and a teacher -- just one minute after placing…

El Cajon shooting victim identified

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A man pulled a vape smoking device from his pocket and pointed it at police before one officer fatally shot him and another discharged a Taser, police in El…

The Iraqi housewife who 'cooked the heads' of ISIS fighters

"Shut up and stay still," the woman in black fatigues and a black headscarf snapped over her shoulder at the armed men behind her as she sat down for an…

Congress passes bill to avoid government shutdown

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Congress cleared a bill Wednesday to fund the government and the federal response to Zika, avoiding a potentially embarrassing government shutdown just weeks…

Trump peddles Google conspiracy theory

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Donald Trump on Wednesday touted a long-debunked conspiracy theory that the most popular internet search engine suppresses negative headlines about his…

Obama comes face to face with burdens of 9/11 generation

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President Barack Obama came face to face with the human cost borne by the military's 9/11 generation on Wednesday during a CNN presidential town hall moderated…

URGENT - Congress passes bill to avoid government shutdown

(CNN) -- The House of Representatives passed a short-term funding bill to keep federal agencies operating through December 9. The vote avoids a government…

URGENT - El Cajon police shooting victim identified as Alfred Okwera Olango

(CNN) -- The man killed in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday in El Cajon, California, has been identified as Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, the El Cajon Police…

CIA Director: We 'have to assume' terrorist activity in US

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The director of the CIA said Wednesday despite the government's best efforts, the likelihood of terrorist activity in the United States is strong.

FBI director: Hackers 'poking around' voter systems

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The FBI has discovered attempted hacks of voter registration sites in more than a dozen states according to two law enforcement officials. US investigators…

Obama says Congress made a 'mistake' overriding his veto

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President Barack Obama told CNN's Jake Tapper Wednesday that members of Congress made a "political vote" by voting overwhelmingly to override his veto of a…

Trump campaign talking points: Bring up Monica

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Donald Trump's campaign is instructing its supporters to use figures like Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers, according to a copy of Wednesday campaign…

"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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