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The dress

Twitter, CNN

What's up with this dress?

Overheard in the CNN newsroom: "Choose your answer wisely. Our friendship hangs in the balance."

Here and everywhere, people are debating the all-important question that has all but taken over Twitter: What color is this dress?

Some see white and gold. Others see blue and black. There's no middle ground.

ISIS flag seen over buildings in Kobani, Syria

Kutluhan Cucel/Getty Images

US family fears ISIS holds their relatives

Romel David is terrified. He and his family can't sleep, and they can't stop thinking about what will happen in Syria, thousands of miles away from the comfort of their California home.

David said his brother-in-law, who emigrated to the United States...

ISIS smashing antiquities

Video shows ISIS destroying antiquities

They take sledgehammers to statues with an uncommon gusto -- destroying in seconds what may have survived centuries.

New video released by ISIS shows militants smashing what they say are antiquities at a museum in Mosul, Iraq.

Men shove statues off ped...

IRS

Mark Hill/CNN

IRS watchdog updates on Lerner investigation

The IRS watchdog investigating the disappearance of Lois Lerner's emails told a congressional panel on Thursday night they are looking into possible criminal activity.

Sen Casey wants tougher rail safety

Sen. Casey wants tougher rail safety regulations

If a train derailed in your neighborhood, would you and your family be safe?

Lasso that llama

Llamas go free, Twitter goes wild

Picture a mix of your favorite movie car chase and a trip to the zoo.

Canadian teens suspected of joining ISIS

Missing Canadian teens may have link to ISIS

Authorities in Canada have opened an investigation into the whereabouts of at least four teenagers, who may have traveled to the Middle East in order to join ISIS, a police source said.

flag of nigeria

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Suicide blast, explosions kill 35 in Nigeria

At least 35 people ‎were killed on Thursday in two attacks in the northeast Nigerian town of Biu and central Nigerian city of Jos, according to residents and the military.

Delta planes at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Michael Calloway/CNN

Atlanta airport steps up worker security

The country's busiest airport has started screening employee bags before allowing workers into secure areas and shutting down access doors to the airfield in the wake of a gun-smuggling operation, CNN has confirmed.

Until recently, Atlanta's Hartsfiel...

Police lights file

Attorney: Cops shot unarmed man from behind

Two autopsies. Two different opinions as to whether an unarmed Mexican national was shot from behind by police in Pasco, Washington, earlier this month.

Charles Herrmann, an attorney for the family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, said Thursday that an aut...

Department of Homeland Security, DHS

Robert Johnson/CNN

No action Thursday night on DHS funding fight

The battle to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security will not be resolved Thursday night -- and could come down to a series of last-minute votes Friday, the day the department is scheduled to run out of money.

Following a closed House GOP memb...

FBI wanted guy ISIS

FBI

Man pleads guilty to trying to support ISIS

A Minnesota man who authorities say tried to fly to Turkey with the intent of joining terror group ISIS in Syria pleaded guilty Thursday in a federal court in Minneapolis.

National News Slideshows

Look back: George Zimmerman verdict

Zimmerman's parents after verdict read

Gary W. Green/POOL

Today marks the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death. a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of Martin's death on July 13, 2013. Take a look at scenes from the courtroom on the day of the verdict.

State-by-state look at marijuana laws

marijuana plants

SXC

Washington, D.C., officially legalized marijuana use on Thursday. Take a look at which other states allow recreational and medical marijuana use.

On this day: February 26

Grand Canyon blurb

Reuters

The Grand Canyon becomes a national park, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album hits No. 1, a truck bomb explodes under the World Trade Center, and teenager Trayvon Martin is shot and killed, all on this day.

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