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No survivors after hot air balloon crashes in Texas

A hot air balloon carrying 16 people crashed in central Texas after catching fire in the air on Saturday morning, the FAA said.

There were no survivors in the crash near Lockhart, the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said in a statement to CNN affilia...

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Is Brazil ready for the 2016 Games?

In just one week, the eyes of the world will be on Rio de Janeiro as the Olympic Games arrive in South America for the first time.

The buildup to Rio 2016 has been beset by political, economic and health crises, while doping has cast a shadow over spo...

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Bill Cosby drops lawsuit against accuser

Bill Cosby has dismissed a federal lawsuit he filed earlier this year against Andrea Constand, his accuser in an upcoming criminal trial, according to a recently released document.

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3 killed in shooting at party in Washington

A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of three people at a gathering early Saturday in a small town in Washington state, authorities said.

The shooting, which also left another person wounded, erupted in Mukilteo, which sits o...

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Indianapolis policeman shot by off-duty officer

An off-duty Indianapolis police officer shot a fellow officer Friday and then fled to Cincinnati, where he was later arrested, according to police.

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Prosecutor: 1 charged in Belgium terror probe

One of two brothers arrested by Belgian police Friday is being charged with two terror-related counts, the country's federal prosecutor's office reported Saturday.

The other brother was released without charges, the prosecutor's statement said.

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A tale of two conventions

By the end of Republican and Democratic conventions it seemed like the nation's most powerful political parties were speaking about two different countries.

Many parts of the conventions -- the messages, choice of speakers, the host cities -- helped ...

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Pope makes historic visit to Auschwitz

Pope Francis made a historic visit Friday to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former German Nazi concentration camp in Poland, to pay tribute to the more than 1 million people, mostly Jews, who lost their lives there in the Holocaust.

The Pope arrived early Fr...

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Pope Francis opens World Youth Day in Krakow

Pope Francis celebrated Mass Thursday before a huge gathering of young Catholics in Krakow on the 1,050th anniversary of Poland's "baptism" as a Catholic country.

Scattered showers did little to deter the hundreds of thousands of cheering worshipers, ...

DNC Floor Philadelphia

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The Democrats' Republican moment

Over four flag-waving days in Philadelphia, Democrats stole the Republicans' mojo.

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