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Ex-counterterror head: 'Imminent threat'

The former head of U.S. counterterror operations said Tuesday the "imminent threat" posed by an al Qaeda offshoot in Syria hasn't lessened after a U.S. air campaign there.

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American released from North Korea

Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at his hotel, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday.

An American government plane picked up Fowle on Tuesday…

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Report: US drug war in Afghanistan failing

America's drug war in Afghanistan is failing badly, a U.S. government watchdog says in a new report.

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Ferguson turns into tinderbox once again

This is the new normal in Ferguson: Protests, day and night, for more than 70 days now.

Sometimes it's hundreds of demonstrators, sometimes just a handful. But they're always outside the Ferguson Police Department, clamoring for the indictment of…

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Is Oscar Pistorius' athletic career finished?

The remarkable sporting triumphs and the fame and fortune it brought Oscar Pistorius receded into the distance Tuesday as he received a five-year sentence for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Colorado wants to ban pot-laced brownies, candy

Colorado health officials want to ban sales of marijuana-infused brownies, cookies and most candies.

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W. Africa travelers restricted to 5 US airports

All travelers flying into the United States from the West African countries most impacted by the Ebola virus can only enter the U.S. through five airports, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Tuesday.

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Police: Indiana man could be serial killer

The investigation of a man suspected in the deaths of at least seven women in northwest Indiana could expand to other states and stretch back decades, authorities said.

The Indiana-born Darren Deon Vann is a convicted sex offender from Austin, Texas…

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Tests show Spanish nurse's aide free of Ebola

The Spanish nurse's aide who contracted Ebola after treating virus-stricken patients in Madrid is now free of the virus, her doctors announced Tuesday after another test on her.

Teresa Romero Ramos is clear of Ebola, physicians at Carlos III hospital…

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Canada: Soldier attack suspect 'radicalized'

Canadian authorities believe a man who allegedly struck two soldiers with his car Monday -- killing one of them -- may have been "radicalized."

A 25-year-old man allegedly struck two members of the Canadian Armed Forces who were walking in a strip…

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Retired vet fined over funeral procession

A retired Marine in Virginia is fined for not paying tolls during a funeral procession for a soldier killed in combat.

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Woman arrested after getting trapped in chimney

A California woman accused of trying to illegally enter a man's home through his chimney was arrested on Sunday after she got stuck. The homeowner says he and the woman met online and went on about six dates, but he called it quits.

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Possible serial killer 'checked out fine'

Police believe Darren Deon Vann may be responsible for the deaths of at least seven women. Since Vann is a registered sex offender, police are aware of him, but nothing seemed unusual when police last checked up on him in September, according to Gary, Indiana, Police Chief Larry McKinley.

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