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Mullah Omar

U.S. Department of State

Afghan government: Taliban leader dead

Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar died in April 2013 in Pakistan, a spokesperson for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Wednesday in a news release, citing "credible information."

Under Omar's leadership, the Taliban offered safe haven to al Qaeda ...

Memon

DDI

Mumbai bomber Yakub Memon hanged

The man considered to be the mastermind behind coordinated bomb attacks in Mumbai in 1993 that left 257 people dead has been executed.

Yakub Memon was hanged at a prison in the western state of Maharashtra at around 6.30 a.m. local time, Indian Home M...

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Michael Gross/State Department

Clinton calls for Cuban embargo to be lifted

Hillary Clinton will call on Congress to lift its longtime trade embargo against Cuba, her campaign said Wednesday.

Clinton, the Democratic presidential frontrunner, will make her case Friday in a speech in Miami, four weeks after President Barack Oba...

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MH370: Debris 'looks like' Boeing 777

Debris found in the western Indian Ocean on Wednesday appears to be part of a Boeing 777, the same model as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared in 2014, according to a source close to the investigation.

The source said there is a unique elem...

cecil the lion

David Amyot via CNN

Rubio, Huckabee: No outrage over Planned Parenthood?

Two Republican presidential candidates tied separate controversies over Cecil the Lion and Planned Parenthood together in one tweet in recent days.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted Tuesday that the lion was getting more attention than the Pl...

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Steve Machalek/CNN

Trump predicts Clinton flameout, Biden rise

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told CNN's Dana Bash on Wednesday that he would beat Hillary Clinton in a 2016 matchup -- if the former secretary of state makes it that far.

"Believe me. I will beat Hillary," he said in an interview tha...

Chamberlain Hitler Huckabee

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Huckabee: I wasn't comparing Obama to Hitler

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is standing by his dire warning that President Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal could bring about another Holocaust.

The Republican presidential contender said he wasn't comparing Obama to Adolph Hitler when he asse...

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On this day: July 30

Jimmy Hoffa file photo

Library of Congress

Henry Ford is born, the host nation captures the very first World Cup, the USS Indianapolis sinks into shark-infested waters, and Hoffa goes missing, all on this day.

Airplane debris found in Indian Ocean

Island plane parts 4

Debris found in the western Indian Ocean on Wednesday appears to be part of a Boeing 777.

Timeline of NY prison escape saga

David Sweat

On July 28, Joyce Mitchell, the prison tailor charged with helping two murderers stage a dramatic escape from an upstate New York prison last month, pleaded guilty to charges that could bring her up to seven years behind bars.

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