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Stock market traders

Emmanuel Tambakakis/CNN

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Watch out for the earnings avalanche!

New White House fence jumper

David Catrett/CNN

White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental problems, and has been arrested there before, according to his father.

Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, barely made it onto the lawn before he was subdued as he fought tw...

Islet cell transplantation

Courtesy Dr. Andrew Posselt/UCSF

Cell transplant sees paralyzed man walk again

A ground-breaking cell transplant has allowed a paralyzed man to walk again, researchers announced Tuesday.

Poorly written paper earns UNC Chapel Hill student A-minus

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UNC report: 18 years of academic fraud

For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.

Fresno man, fire rescue

Humble Calif. man becomes reluctant hero

It is sheer panic in the woman's voice on the cell phone video as the flames shot out of the windows of the wood frame home: "There's a man in there!"

Ambulance

Bombing kills 5 in Nigeria

An explosion near a bus station left five people dead and 12 others injured in northern Nigeria, police said Thursday morning.

Royals game 3 win ALCS

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Royals ride five-run inning to Game 2 rout

Salvador Perez hit a two-run double and Omar Infante belted a two-run homer in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

Canadian PM Harper briefed on attacks

REUTERS/Deb Ransom/PMO/Handout via Reuters

Canada PM: Soldier slain 'in cold blood'

First a soldier guarding a hallowed war memorial was gunned down in Canada's capital. Then shots erupted in the halls of the country's Parliament minutes later.

Former Blackwater guard Nick Slatten CENTER

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ex-Blackwater guards guilty in Iraq shooting

After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad's Nusoor Square.

Nicholas Slatten, 30, of Sparta, Tennessee, the team's sniper, was found guilty of...

Kevin VIckers CAN Sgt at Arms

Parliament of Canada

Canadian official hailed as 'hero'

As sergeant-at-arms of Canada's House of Commons, Kevin Vickers is accustomed to being in the middle of big things.

But never before like this.

Members of parliament, the press and the public hailed the 58-year-old Vickers on Wednesday after he reporte...

Canada War Memorial crime scene

REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian victim remembered for smile, heart

Nathan Cirillo was the strong, smiling type.

The Canadian army reservist could look the part of intimidating soldier, the way that his abundant muscles filled out his uniform. But his Instagram and Facebook page and recollections shared online suggest...

Michael Brown

Ferguson protest tense; autopsy info leaked

Ferguson police and protesters clashed on Wednesday night after tensions escalated during a scheduled demonstration, part of the Ferguson October movement.

Between 100 and 150 protesters marched from the corner of Canfield Drive and Florissant Avenue...

National News Slideshows

On this day: October 23

1983 Beirut Marine barracks bombing

U.S. Marine Corps

The Smurfs are born, the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut are hit by a truck bomb, Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination is rejected, and the iPod is introduced, all on this day.

Multiple shooters reported in Canada attack

Ottawa, Canada shooting

Peter Henderson

A soldier and one of the shooters are dead following attacks at multiple locations in Canada.

On this day: October 22

First Blood, Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

Orion Pictures

The first parachute jump takes place, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is gunned down, football meets television, The Supremes top the charts, and "First Blood" dominates the box office, all on this day.

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