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Jeffrey Fowle at home

CNN

Fowle's emotional arrival home from N. Korea

After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived back in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family.

Bristol Palin fight

Anchorage Police Department

Palins describe brawl in police recordings

Bristol Palin describes being dragged through the grass and called a series of obscenities during a massive brawl last month in recordings of Anchorage police interviews that CNN obtained through a public records request.

Obama Boehner golf

Reuters

The President's club: How golf took over the White House

American Presidents have come and gone -- but one club tends to unite them all.

So often a meeting point for the captains of politics and industry, the golf course has been one of the most popular friends of U.S. leaders since the early part of the 20...

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John R. Coughlin/CNNMoney

Election issue: Why people still feel the economy stinks

U.S. unemployment is down. Consumer confidence is up. Inflation is low. Things are improving, yet Americans are still worried.

Obama Ukraine press conf

CNN

Obama's ISIS, Ebola 'mission creep'

President Barack Obama is loading new missions on the U.S. military with fast-expanding mandates and no certain end dates as he grapples with the threats posed by ISIS and Ebola.

Sen. Tom Coburn

CNN

'Wastebook': All that fits in pork barrel

Monkeys taught how to gamble and play video games. People paid to watch grass grow. Swedish massages given to rabbits. These are just a few examples from the 100 entry-long list in a book detailing government waste, compiled by retiring GOP Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.

Matt Olsen

CNN

Ex-official: U.S. lost track of terrorists

Ripping the cover off top-secret U.S. surveillance programs pushed foreign terrorists underground and out of intelligence services' reach, a former top intelligence official said Tuesday.

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Miguel Ariel Contreras Drake-McLaughlin

Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee, the charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen in "All the President's Men," has died. He was 93.

Ben Bradlee and Bill Clinton

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Bradlee was an icon, journalists say

The death of Ben Bradlee, the iconic editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal and the Pentagon Papers, saddened the industry he influenced Tuesday night.

Donkey Elephant Democrat Republican

Study: Liberals, conservatives inhabit different worlds

Ever wonder why your avowed-conservative brother and fervently-liberal aunt can't even seem to agree on the facts?

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