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Republican Rep. Todd Akin isn't budging. Despite calls from his party establishment to drop out -- including a personal phone call from vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan -- Akin said Wednesday he is staying in the Senate race.
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Tropical Storm Isaac churned away in the Atlantic Ocean early Wednesday, forecast to strengthen into a hurricane and posing a potential threat to the GOP convention in Florida next week.
A rebel commander who had given up his weapons early this month under a peace agreement with the government was killed Wednesday in his home in Pamir, Tajikistan, his neighbors and relatives told CNN.
A federal judge is once again weighing arguments over the so-called "show me your papers" provisions in Arizona's controversial immigration law.
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Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's convicted killer, was making his seventh try at parole Wednesday.
Information gathered by the renewed investigation into actress Natalie Wood's 1981 drowning death convinced the Los Angeles coroner to remove "accidental" from her death certificate, a detective said Wednesday.
Aimee Copeland planned to head home since flesh-eating bacteria forced the amputation of her hands, leg, and foot three months ago.
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Afghan Attacks Pamphlet
It's a fold-up pamphlet that any U.S. service member in Afghanistan can stick inside a pocket of their uniform and forget, or perhaps re-read often enough it just might save their life if they are attacked by uniformed Afghan personnel. The title "Inside the Wire Threats-Afghanistan Green on Blue" says it all.
The carnage from Syria's civil war continues to mount out of control, with 80 people killed on Wednesday, 50 of them in Damascus and its suburbs, according to the opposition Local Coordination Committees in Syria.
What's next in Syria's civil war? The answer will have major implications on Syria's neighbors and the Middle East.