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Douglas McAuthur McCain: From American kid to jihadi in Syria

Douglas McAuthur McCain: From American kid to jihadi in Syria

(CNN) -- He was a basketball-loving kid from the Midwest who turned into a jihadi fighting for terrorists in Syria.
The people who create their own 'countries'

The people who create their own 'countries'

(CNN) -- Scotland will next month decide in a referendum whether it wants to go it alone as an independent country and split away from the United Kingdom.
Scientists: Solar system inside a searing gas bubble

Scientists: Solar system inside a searing gas bubble

(CNN) -- Ever feel like you live in a bubble? You do. We all do. Our whole solar system appears to, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence.
McCaskill: If communities want federal law enforcement funds, cops should wear cameras

McCaskill: If communities want federal law enforcement funds, cops should wear cameras

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Tuesday that police officers across the country should be required to wear body cameras in order for their departments to qualify for federal funds.
Douglas McAuthur McCain: From American kid to jihadi in Syria

Douglas McAuthur McCain: From American kid to jihadi in Syria

He was a basketball-loving kid from the Midwest who turned into a jihadi fighting for terrorists in Syria.
Is the Navy missing the boat on the stealthy Ghost warship?

Is the Navy missing the boat on the stealthy Ghost warship?

Gregory Sancoff thinks he knows what the Navy needs, even before U.S. war planners do. The Navy, he says, needs Ghost.
Michael Brown shooting: Legal questions loom

Michael Brown shooting: Legal questions loom

Was a police officer justified in shooting and killing Michael Brown? That's the question at the heart of the looming legal battles over the controversial case.
Is the Navy missing the boat on the stealthy Ghost warship?

Is the Navy missing the boat on the stealthy Ghost warship?

Gregory Sancoff thinks he knows what the Navy needs, even before U.S. war planners do. The Navy, he says, needs Ghost.
Search intensifies for New Jersey man missing in Israel

Search intensifies for New Jersey man missing in Israel

Israeli police have stepped up their search for a New Jersey man who went missing while hiking in a forest outside Jerusalem.
Search intensifies for New Jersey man missing in Israel

Search intensifies for New Jersey man missing in Israel

Israeli police have stepped up their search for a New Jersey man who went missing while hiking in a forest outside Jerusalem.
Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza truce with core issues left unresolved

Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza truce with core issues left unresolved

After more than seven weeks of heavy fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to an open-ended ceasefire.
Ukraine's President urges 'resolute actions' to bring peace

Ukraine's President urges 'resolute actions' to bring peace

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has made a call for peace following one-to-one talks in Belarus with Russia's President Vladimir Putin over the conflict wracking eastern Ukraine.
Survey: Economists say Fed is on 'the right track'

Survey: Economists say Fed is on 'the right track'

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a majority of economists believe the Federal Reserve is doing the right things to help repair the U.S.
GM's compensation fund gets 100th death claim

GM's compensation fund gets 100th death claim

General Motors executives have said the company would "do the right thing" for victims of its massive recall, and so far, 100 families are seeking money for someone who died.