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Voting ends in Afghan presidential runoff

Afghans have finished casting their ballots to pick a president in a runoff election between former Cabinet ministers.

'Miracle' pooch survives 15-story fall in Florida high-rise

A Florida woman's dog is recovering Saturday after it plunged 15 stories down an air conditioning vent the night before.

Pope Francis ditches bulletproof Popemobile

 Pope Francis has told a Spanish newspaper that he prefers not to use a bulletproof Popemobile despite the dangers of an assassination attempt bec

Pentagon orders U.S. aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf

The Pentagon is sending a U.S. aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf.

Pentagon orders U.S. aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf

The Pentagon is sending a U.S. aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf.

Local expert and an Iraqi war veteran weigh in on terror group taking over Iraq

After more than a decade of war, billions of dollars spent, lives lost, and millions of people displaced, it seems as though Iraq is falling in the hands of a very dangerous terrorist group.

Local expert and an Iraqi war veteran weigh in on terror group taking over Iraq

After more than a decade of war, billions of dollars spent, lives lost, and millions of people displaced, it seems as though Iraq is falling in the hands of a very dangerous terrorist group.

FCC to investigate Netflix-Verizon spat

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Verizon and Netflix have been feuding in recent weeks over which company is to blame for slow streaming speeds. Now, government regulators are stepping in to figure out who's really at fault.

Man cuts open truck to save kitten

(CNN) -- A hitchhiking feline in Florida has a 50-year-old truck owner to thank for her unusual rescue.

The best Q&As from Christie's Facebook chat

Gov. Chris Christie stopped by Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, where he spoke with employees and also did a live chat for about an hour Friday night.

Obama increases support to American Indians

President Barack Obama made his first trip as President to an Indian reservation on Friday and attended a traditional pow wow to signify his commitment Native Americans.

Daniel's journey: How thousands of children are creating a crisis in America

Daniel Penado Zavala was 17 when he made a heart-wrenching decision to leave his family behind in San Salvador and try to make a new life where it was safer.

Solar storms! Full moon! Must be Friday the 13th

Common Western superstition says Friday the 13th is unlucky. But what does it say about a Friday the 13th with a full moon and solar flares that could create geomagnetic storms large enough to disrupt Earth's atmosphere?

Lions tattoo: ultimate fan or ultimate fool?

Detroit Lions fan David Morian may be perfect example of an optimist. On Friday Morian received a new tattoo crowning the Lions the 2015 Super Bowl champions.

Oklahoma botched execution: IV wasn't properly set

A preliminary autopsy report gives a better idea of what went wrong during a botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate earlier this year. On April 29, Clayton Lockett was scheduled to die by lethal injection.