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Police hunt named suspect in trooper shooting

Law enforcement officials said Tuesday they are hunting for a man they believe ambushed Pennsylvania State Police troopers, killing one and seriously injuring another.

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Tony Stewart case goes to grand jury

The evidence gathered after Tony Stewart's race car struck and killed another driver who was walking on the track will be given soon to a grand jury, a district attorney in upstate New York announced Tuesday.

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Police: Hatred of US motivated killer

Ali Muhammad Brown was focused on one thing, authorities say.

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Boeing, Space X to get NASA contracts

Boeing and SpaceX will be awarded NASA contracts to transport astronauts to and from the international space station, CNN has learned.

The space agency will hold a news conference at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4 p.m. ET to discuss "the return ...

Kurdish Peshmerga battle ISIS

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CNN witnesses successful anti-ISIS operation

A thousand troops with Kurdish Peshmerga were in position by dawn, ready to strike. The goal: to push ISIS forces back westward toward Mosul and farther from Irbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region.

ISIS had destroyed a bridge linking the two citie...

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General open to anti-ISIS U.S. ground troops

President Barack Obama has said there would be no "boots on the ground" in the fight to stamp out ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman says that he would recommend sending military advisers, already deployed to Iraq, into combat if necessary.

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Study: Schizophrenia is 8 diseases

What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests.

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12 states confirm Enterovirus D68 cases

Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 100 cases of Enterovirus D68 in 12 states: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New York and Oklahoma.

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U.S. poverty rate drops for first time since 2006

There's not much good news for working Americans struggling to rebound from the recession, except perhaps this: the U.S. poverty rate is finally on the decline.

The nation's poverty rate fell to 14.5% in 2013, down from 15% a year earlier, the U.S. C...

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Wildfires char Northern California

Wildfires raced across Northern California overnight, charring at least 9,000 acres and forcing thousands from their homes, fire officials said.

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