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Football: UEFA sanction Russia 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:09:49 EDT 
    UEFA will not recognize any Russian soccer matches involving teams from the disputed region of Crimea.

F1: Rosberg claims pole at Spa 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:18:56 EDT 
    Nico Rosberg outpaced his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to seal a seventh pole of the 2014 Formula One season at the qualifying session for the Belgium Grand Prix on Saturday.

Football: Bayern start season with win 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:50:54 EDT 
    Bayern Munich started where they left off last season by beating Wolfsburg 2-1 in the curtain raise to the German Bundesliga.

America's Cup teams named 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:07:42 EDT 
    It produced one of the memorable sporting moments of 2013 and now the excitement is starting to brew all over again for America's Cup fans.

How Iraq's 'black gold' funds ISIS 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:17:21 EDT 
    Luay al-Khatteeb spoke to CNN about the impact of ISIS' march through northern Iraq, and the militant group's control of some oil fields. He explained how they used the oil fields to raise funds, and how it could impact global prices. This is an edited version of the conversation.

Ferguson: Lessons from London riots 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:28:49 EDT 
    Three summers ago, my wife and I were settling into a short summer holiday when I received an unexpected phone call from the police chief in Tottenham, the part of North London where I grew up and now represent in the UK Parliament. Phone calls from police officers are not uncommon in my line of work, but when the chief's number appeared on my screen I knew this was serious.

What it will take to beat ISIS 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:49:50 EDT 
    Tackling ISIS will mean taking on seasoned fighters with serious weapons and funding. But Tim Lister says there are signs the group is over-reaching.

Is ISIS a threat to the U.S.? 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:14:15 EDT 
    U.S. officials are claiming that the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is "now a credible alternative to al Qaeda."

Will athletes use power for good? 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:36:15 EDT 
    Shannon Miller, the gold-medal gymnast, says athletes should use their prominence to give back to society

U.N.: 'Unspeakable' suffering in besieged Iraq town 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:53:57 EDT 
    The United Nations warns of the danger of another ethnic slaughter from ISIS in Iraq -- this time in the northern Shiite town of Amerli.

U.S. closer to airstrikes in Syria? 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:31:37 EDT 
    U.S. defense chiefs make clear that defeating ISIS jihadists rampaging through northern Iraq will require going after them in neighboring Syria.

ISIS 'beyond anything we have seen' 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:03:26 EDT 
    America's top defense officials leave open the possibility of targeting ISIS in Syria, saying it is not enough just to hit the extremists in Iraq.

Pentagon's chilling ISIS warning 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:40:48 EDT 
    The Pentagon's top brass issued dire warnings in the wake of the beheading of James Foley. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Expert: ISIS able to hit U.S. 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:41:46 EDT 
    Former CIA Operative Bob Baer and Gen. Wesley Clark discuss the threat of ISIS.

Mukasey: Threat 'overstated' 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:42:27 EDT 
    Michael Mukasey responds to Jim Inhofe's comments on a serious ISIS threat, saying he 'substantially overstates things'
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