Obama set to lambast Republicans over lawsuit

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Brian Yaklyvich/CNN

Days before Congress' summer break begins, President Barack Obama planned to use a morning speech to lambast Republicans who are preparing to sue him rather…

Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline

US Capitol 2

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Alert: last-minute plot twist on a national issue that may involve your commute.

Twitter zooms 25% on strong sales and mobile growth

Things are looking up for Twitter -- or at least, for its stock price.

Twitter shares surged 25% in premarket trading Wednesday after it posted strong…

US, Europe and Russia face off over Ukraine

US, EU, Japan vs Russia

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There are echoes of the Cold War as pro-Russian rebels battle Ukrainian government forces in the nation's east.

Bergdahl to be questioned soon about capture

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could meet next week with the general who's looking into how the now-freed prisoner of war was captured by the Taliban in 2009, his…

URGENT - Ukraine-Malaysia-Dutch

(CNN) -- The Dutch mission in Ukraine tasked with investigating the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 failed to reach the crash site Wednesday…

Celebs step into Israel-Gaza PR minefield

Zayn Malik

CNN

Celebs are using social media accounts, which are essential for building their show business brands, as political platforms that can cause a negative buzz.

McDonald's unveils tofu and fish nuggets in Japan

McDonald's blurb

Stringer/Reuters

If you're wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald's in Japan could have an alternative for you -- tofu and…

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

New York Stock Exchange trader

CNN

It's all about the U.S. economy.

What will MH17 investigators find at site?

MH17 crash3

REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Nearly two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky by a suspected surface-to-air missile, the Dutch investigators in charge of…

20 killed at U.N. school in Gaza

Gaza violence, school

While dueling political leaders blame each other for the carnage in Gaza, residents there are grappling with a new, nightmarish life:

'Artbnb?' Village offers artists free accommodation

Genalguacil

From City of Genalguacil

As vacation deals go this one isn't bad. The beautiful southern Spanish village of Genalguacil is offering free accommodation for more than two weeks during…

Chevy Volt is insurance group's Top Safety Pick

2011 Chevy Volt

GM

What's the safest car on the road? It's the one that can avoid getting into a crash all together.

Paris Saint-Germain on charm offensive

For at least 10 minutes, it looked as if it could have been a fairytale night for the home side.

Within only the first few minutes, Hong Kong's league winner…

URGENT - Gaza-IDF-Initial-Review

(CNN) -- An initial Israeli military review of the Abu Hussein School shelling in northern Gaza on Wednesday indicates Israeli forces responded to militant…

Water main break floods UCLA, Sunset Blvd.

UCLA_flooding

Streets turned into rivers and parts of UCLA turned into lakes after a massive water main break sent 8 to 10 million gallons of water gushing through parts of…

Undersea drones revealing the ocean's secrets

When Typhoon Rammasun swept through the South China Sea in July, a tiny ship was trapped in its path. The deadly storm whipped up waves over 10 meters high and…

"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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