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Afghanistan explosion kills at least 31

An explosion Saturday killed dozens of people and wounded more than 100 during a peaceful demonstration in Kabul by a minority group, witnesses told CNN.

"I saw tens of people laying down in blood around me and hundreds of people running away from th...

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Teen kills 9 people in rampage at shopping center

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her condolences over Friday's deadly shooting attack in Munich in which nine people were killed.

Speaking at a press conference in Berlin on Saturday, she ...

Protesters during Turkey coup

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Turkey coup: What does the state of emergency mean?

Turks found their country locked in a state of emergency Thursday as their President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, vowed to root out perceived enemies of the state following a failed coup over the weekend.

The three-month emergency status gives the President...

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Floods, landslides kill 72 people in China

Heavy rains triggered flooding and landslides in China this week, leaving at least 72 people dead, authorities said.

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Labor, abortion rights groups praise Kaine pick

Potential progressive backlash to Tim Kaine was slow to mount Friday evening after Hillary Clinton chose him as her running mate, though a few traditional Democratic interest groups did take shots at him after the selection was made.

Kaine is not as l...

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Judge Curiel denies Trump U. motion to dismiss case

A federal judge Friday issued a tentative ruling to deny a bid to dismiss a lawsuit by unhappy customers of Trump University.

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Intersex veteran sues over passport denial

A Colorado Navy veteran who identifies as neither male nor female has taken the State Department to court for refusing to administer a gender-neutral passport.

SWAT team at Munich shooting

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Munich shooting: 9 victims, gunman are dead, police say

At least nine people were killed and 16 others injured Friday in a shooting rampage at a busy shopping district in Munich, Germany, police said.

Police searched for attackers, thinking there might be three, and found a man who had killed himself on a ...

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Pokemon fever rages near North Korean border

This northeastern tip of South Korea lies just outside the index grids the game's developers use to geographically block the country.

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Clinton selects Kaine as her running mate

Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to be her running mate, turning to a steady and seasoned hand in government to fill out the Democratic ticket, she announced Friday.

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Tips to stay safe, cool in heat

Kids at fire hydrant, heat wave

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With high temperatures searing a large portion of the United States this week, click on for tips for staying cool -- and safe -- when the mercury rises.

2016 San Diego Comic-Con in photos

Joker cosplayer, 2016 San Diego Comic Con

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With both fans and stars flocking to San Diego Comic-Con through this weekend, take a look at some of the action.

Feuds between politicians, musicians

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The estate of George Harrison expressed its displeasure that a political candidate used his music without permission. Click through for more on that and other kerfuffles between politicians and musicians.

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The 2016 Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, wrapped up Thursday, July 22, with Donald Trump becoming the Republican presidential nominee.


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