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Composer on 'Star Wars,' Spielberg films taking a break

Composer on 'Star Wars,' Spielberg films taking a break

(CNN) -- For the first time ever, we're getting a live-action "Star Wars" movie without the man who composed the "Star Wars" theme.
Yemen: What you need to know about how we got here

Yemen: What you need to know about how we got here

(CNN) -- Yemen is a fractious, impoverished, weakly governed Middle Eastern nation that has long served as a haven for Islamic terrorists. Now, it appears to be teetering on the brink of all-out conflict.
E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction?

E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction?

It's a portable piece of technology providing seemingly bottomless access to a drug craved by more than 1 billion people worldwide -- nicotine.

Ted Cruz announces campaign for President of the United States

On Monday morning, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced the launch of “Cruz for President,” marking the official start of his campaign to seek the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States.
Pizza maker hand-delivers papal pie to Pope Francis

Pizza maker hand-delivers papal pie to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has said that all he wants is to go out one day to a pizzeria "without being recognized." Wishful thinking, perhaps. But when you're the the leader of the Catholic world pizza comes to you.
Why is ISIS so successful at luring Westerners?

Why is ISIS so successful at luring Westerners?

For a throng of radical anti-Western militants, ISIS is pretty good at getting Westerners to join them.
Police to reveal findings on alleged gang rape at UVA reported in Rolling Stone

Police to reveal findings on alleged gang rape at UVA reported in Rolling Stone

 (CNN) -- Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, will publicly discuss on Monday the results of their investigation into an alleged gang rape of a University of Virginia student, which was initially reported last year in Rolling Stone magazi
Mom of 9/11 victim: Identified remains 'finally put everything to rest'

Mom of 9/11 victim: Identified remains 'finally put everything to rest'

 (CNN) -- It's been more than 13 years since 2,753 people were reported missing in lower Manhattan after the attacks on the World Trade Center.
URGENT - Brooklyn Fire Two Survivors

URGENT - Brooklyn Fire Two Survivors

 (CNN) -- The two people who escaped a deadly house fire in Brooklyn early Saturday -- a woman and her oldest daughter -- are in critical condition Saturday morning, New York fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro told reporters.
Airport machete attack suspect dies

Airport machete attack suspect dies

 (CNN) -- The man who attacked a security area at the New Orleans airport with a machete and wasp spray also had a bag of Molotov cocktails and a car containing smoke bombs and gas cylinders, authorities said.
Ted Cruz to announce 2016 presidential bid on Monday

Ted Cruz to announce 2016 presidential bid on Monday

Ted Cruz is first out the gate.
PETRAEUS: ISIS isn't biggest long-term threat to region

PETRAEUS: ISIS isn't biggest long-term threat to region

 The biggest threat to Iraq's long-term stability isn't ISIS, according to Gen. David Petraeus, who led the U.S. surge during the Iraq War.
Democrats squabble over abortion

Democrats squabble over abortion

 Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid isn't just fighting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over abortion. He's tangling with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi too.
Washington police chief gets promised 'nasty-gram from Congress'

Washington police chief gets promised 'nasty-gram from Congress'

 The House committee investigating allegations of Secret Service misconduct during a bomb threat investigation is requesting that Washington's police chief brief lawmakers on the department's role in responding to bomb threats.