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Sand collapse kills girl at U.S. beach 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:38:57 EDT 
    A 9-year-old died at an Oregon beach when a hole she was digging in the sand caved in and buried her, authorities said.

Ferrer, Sharapova stunned in US Open 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:48:17 EDT 
    Fourth seed David Ferrer was sent crashing out of the US Open by Frenchman Gilles Simon, the biggest scalp to be taken so far during the final grand slam of the season.

First openly gay NFL player dropped 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:52:10 EDT 
    The St. Louis Rams announced Saturday that Michael Sam, who made history as the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, has been waived and did not make the team's final 53-man roster.

Ukrainian plane crashes in Algeria 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:54:43 EDT 
    A Ukrainian cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff in mountainous southeastern Algeria on Saturday morning, killing seven people who were aboard, Algerian state-run news agency Algerie Presse Service reported.

Beheadings in ISIS camp for children 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:49:53 EDT 
    Children are being indoctrinated into ISIS's barbaric system of justice, one young boy tells CNN.

What is Russia doing in Ukraine? 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:49:34 EDT 
    Russia's tactics in Ukraine are difficult to pin down: The Kremlin categorically denies Russian troops are fighting alongside rebels there, or that the sophisticated weaponry being used against Ukrainian government forces is supplied by Moscow.

Are atheists 'unelectable' in U.S.? 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:53:14 EDT 
    This fall, for the first time in U.S. history, an openly atheist candidate is running for Congress. James Woods is fighting an uphill battle as a Democrat seeking to represent the very Republican 5th Congressional District in Arizona.

Abuse scandal shocks nation to core 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:33:37 EDT 
    The sex abuse of hundreds of children has shocked a nation.

The man who hunted bin Laden 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:32:12 EDT 
    On Thursday in Tampa, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel presided over a change of command ceremony during which Adm. William "Bill" McRaven handed over the reins of Special Operations Command to his successor, Gen. Joseph Votel.

An American's gateway to jihad 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:31:54 EDT 
    On Wednesday, a propaganda video appeared on the Internet featuring Moner Abu-Salha, the U.S. citizen from Florida who died conducting a suicide bomb attack in Syria for al Qaeda in May.

Shinzo Abe scores historic own goal 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:33:10 EDT 
    Here at an international gathering of Japan specialists currently underway in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the actions of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in honoring his country's war criminals have come in for sharp criticism.

Exclusive: U.S. men detained in North Korea speak 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:29:17 EDT 
    Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions Monday in an exclusive interview with CNN's Will Ripley.

Pleas from inside North Korea 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:24:58 EDT 
    CNN's Will Ripley was granted an exclusive interview with three U.S. citizens being detained in North Korea.

What N. Korea wants world to see 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:25:27 EDT 
    Get a rare glimpse of a country that has deliberately locked itself away from the outside world.

Police, protesters battle in Islamabad 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:49:50 EDT 
    Protesters demanding the resignation of the Pakistani Prime Minister engaged in running battles with police near government offices in the capital Monday.
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