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The cryptic message on Beirut's rooftops

The cryptic message on Beirut's rooftops

Lebanese graffiti artists Mohamed and Omar Kabbani were born during the dark years of their country's civil war, which raged between 1975 and 1990.
Sheriff: Suspect runs down deputy during pursuit

Sheriff: Suspect runs down deputy during pursuit

A 22-year veteran of the Oakland County, Michigan, Sheriff's Office was killed early Thursday just outside Detroit. A man fleeing police "deliberately ran down" Deputy Eric Overall, 50, who had just
What it means to be a mixed-race model in Japan

What it means to be a mixed-race model in Japan

For 18-year-old model Rina Fukushi, Tokyo is home. But growing up as a mixed-race child in Japan wasn't always easy. With a Japanese-American father and a Filipina mother, Fukushi was one of a growing
The week in 32 photos

The week in 32 photos

Take a look at 32 photos of the week from November 17 through November 23.
Woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama and Texas governor

Woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama and Texas governor

The evidence against a Texas woman accused of sending homemade bombs to President Obama and the governor of Texas includes a cell phone, a cigarette package, a salad dressing cap and, authorities say,
Texas state trooper killed during traffic stop

Texas state trooper killed during traffic stop

A trooper for the Texas Department of Public Safety was shot and killed Thursday south of Dallas and officials are looking for the man they believe is responsible.
Flynn no longer sharing info with Trump lawyers

Flynn no longer sharing info with Trump lawyers

Michael Flynn's lawyers recently informed President Donald Trump's legal team that they are not able to discuss the investigation by the special counsel anymore, four people involved with the case
Navy investigates Pacific Fleet collisions

Navy investigates Pacific Fleet collisions

The US Navy has filed a report investigating two fatal collisions involving ships in the Pacific Fleet. Ivan Watson reports from the USS Ashland.
American freed from North Korean prison found burned to death

American freed from North Korean prison found burned to death

Police in San Diego are investigating the mysterious death of a man who made international headlines eight years ago when former US President Jimmy Carter helped negotiate his release from North
How your deep fryer might help cool Earth

How your deep fryer might help cool Earth

Everyone knows how dangerous turkey deep fryers can be, but it turns out the same appliance that can give you third-degree burns might actually help cool the weather.
Judge strikes down Texas abortion ban

Judge strikes down Texas abortion ban

A federal judge has struck down Texas' ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure.
For Puerto Ricans, a bittersweet holiday

For Puerto Ricans, a bittersweet holiday

San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) -- On the southeastern coast of this island, where Hurricane Maria made landfall two months ago, the waves of the Caribbean lash the crumbling foundation of Jose Morales'
Why Cyntoia Brown, who is spending life in prison for murder, is all over social media

Why Cyntoia Brown, who is spending life in prison for murder, is all over social media

This week, the case of a woman named Cyntoia Brown went viral on social media, even though she has already been in jail for more than ten years.
Trump lays out history in Thanksgiving video

Trump lays out history in Thanksgiving video

President Trump addresses the nation and retells history in a Thanksgiving Day video message.
Say goodnight to starry nights

Say goodnight to starry nights

Artificial lighting at night is contributing to an alarming increase in light pollution, both in amount and in brightness, affecting places all over the world, a new study has found.