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Pope Francis travels to Albania

Pope Francis traveled to Albania Sunday, the first European country to host the Pope on a public visit since he took office, a Vatican spokesman said.

On the day-long visit, the Pontiff stops at the presidential palace before holding mass on Mother Te...

Abdullah, Kerry, Ghani

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Afghan rivals sign power-sharing deal

Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani signed a power-sharing agreement Sunday after months of infighting over allegations of voting fraud and manipulation.

The lengthy dispute had put off the appointment of a successor to i...

Eric Frein state police shooting suspect

Pennsylvania State Police

'Active' hunt for PA trooper slaying suspect

Hundreds of law enforcement officers searched Saturday for the suspect in the slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper -- hours after authorities appeared to be closing in on the self-taught survivalist and bursts of gunfire were heard near the man's ...

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Man accused in death of Peterson's son bailed

Beleaguered by felony child abuse charges over the spanking of his toddler son, NFL star Adrian Peterson may now be facing anguish from a past tragedy.

The man charged with second-degree murder in the death last year of another one of Peterson's child...

Syria, neighoring countries

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Turkish Kurds to fight against ISIS in Syria

Hundreds of Kurdish fighters from Turkey have arrived in the Syrian Kurdish town of Ayn al-Arab to join a Kurdish militia group battling to hold off ISIS forces, activists said Saturday.

Clashes continue in the area between the militia, called the Pe...

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'Date rape' drug allegations investigated

A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is being investigated on suspicion that members put "date rape" drugs into drinks served at a party, according to search warrants issued by campus police.

Police started investigating after three w...

beer cruise

U.S. Coast Guard

Beer cruise canned after ship runs aground

A beer-tasting cruise around New York's Lower Manhattan fizzled Saturday when the tour company's sailboat ran aground near the Statue of Liberty.

None of the 121 passengers and nine crew members suffered injuries, CNN affiliate WABC reported, but it t...

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'Dead Beat' page exposes 'absentee parents'

Private parental disputes in Kenya are going online -- and viral.

Single parents in the East African nation are turning to a new Facebook page to share their outrage against people they claim abandoned their offspring.

The page, dubbed Dead Beat Kenya...

Australia

Australia boosts house of parliament security

Australia ordered federal police to take over security at the house of parliament Friday, a day after police conducted one of the nation's largest counter-terrorism operations in the port city of Sydney.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said an urgent revie...

White House at night

White House fence jumper carried a knife

One man was carrying a weapon; the other had reportedly attempted to slip by security before. New details have emerged about two recent security breaches at the White House.

The man who jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through...

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