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Eric Cantor

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Cantor leaving Congress later this month

Eric Cantor will be leaving Congress earlier than expected -- the former House majority leader whose primary defeat less than two months ago rocked the Republican Party says he'll resign effective Aug. 18.

Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol

From Samaritan's Purse/From SIM

Plane flies to evacuate Americans with Ebola

When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, social media in the United States lit up with fearful reactions.

Many posts called for keeping the infected patients out o...

Job fair

CNN

Unemployment rate rises to 6.2%

The jobs recovery marches on, albeit at a slightly slower pace.

The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

The number was slightly disappointing after the economy added 298,000 jobs in June. Economists ...

MH17 crash site

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MH17: 60 experts arrive at Ukraine crash site

The largest group yet of international monitors and experts on Friday reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine, where they will push forward with the grisly task of recovering human remains.

More than 60 experts are now...

Israeli airstrikes, Rafah, Gaza Strip

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Gaza cease-fire unravels

[Breaking news update 9:20 a.m.]

An Israeli soldier was "abducted" by Palestinian militants Friday during an attack in Gaza in which two other Israeli soldiers died, Israeli military Lt. Col. Peter Lerner told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Friday morning's atta...

India landslides

CNN-IBN

100 feared trapped in landslide

Rescuers have recovered 51 bodies after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains trapped about 170 people in a western Indian village.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim

Justice Center Sudan

Sudanese Christian who faced death now in US

A Sudanese Christian woman once sentenced to death in her native country because of her faith arrived in her new home, the United States, on Thursday.

FAA control room

CNN

FAA restricts flights over Iraq

The Federal Aviation Administration has restricted all planes traveling over Iraq from flying at or below 30,000 feet, a threshold similar to the altitude of a Malaysian airliner that was downed over Ukraine.

Bertha NHC

National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

Newly formed Tropical Storm Bertha was barreling toward the Lesser Antilles early Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.

After forming late last night, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was churning through the Atlantic at 20 m...

Exxplosion in Taiwan

REUTERS/Stringer

Taiwan blasts rip trench in roads, 25 dead

A downtown district of the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung was ripped apart just before midnight Thursday by a series of explosions that killed at least 25 people and injured hundreds more, state news agency CNA reported.

The blasts, which were t...

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