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Obama pitches Iran plan at Adas synagogue

President Barack Obama on Friday strongly defended his intentions with Iran, telling congregants at the Adas Israel synagogue in Northwest Washington that his reputation is on the line if the country ends up securing a nuclear bomb.

Wint rapsheet

CNN

Murder charge in Washington family slayings

Darron Dellon Dennis Wint has been charged with first-degree murder while armed in the case of three members of a prominent family and their housekeeper found bound and killed in a scorched mansion in Washington, a government official said Friday.

Ear...

Duggar family on TLC

TLC

'19 Kids' takes hit in wake of Josh Duggar scandal

When TLC promoted its reality shows in a flashy presentation for advertisers last month, "19 Kids and Counting" was a big part of the pitch.

Cars, traffic, traffic jam, freeway, highway, congestion

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NHTSA: 100 million cars have been recalled since 2014

There have been roughly 100 million vehicle recalls in the United States since the start of last year.

And most of the affected cars have yet to be repaired.

There were a record 74.2 million recalls in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Sa...

Clinton security council

UNTV

State department releases Clinton emails

The State Department released its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State on Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Palmyra map

CNN

ISIS gets Husayba, extends control of Palmyra

On one side of the Bzebiz Bridge is Anbar province, where ISIS has made its most recent gains. It was barely visible Friday from the Baghdad province side -- a sandstorm obscured the view in a translucent, sepia murkiness.

The bridge is the only safe ...

Oil spill cleanup

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California oil spill: Experts tally up damage

At its worst, the smell burns your nostrils and gives you a little nagging headache.

Stones at Refugio State Beach lay splattered with a jet black tar, like goo, which can only be crude oil.

An industrial-size trash bin of oily vegetation sits next to ...

Child soldier, July 23, 2003 in Monrovia, Liberia.

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What will happen to child soldiers?

What future awaits these children if ISIS is ever to be defeated? Can anything be done to help them recover from the scars of war, or will Iraq and Syria face the prospect of a lost generation, paralyzed by the memories and atrocities of their youth?

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Who is ISIS?

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

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ISIS forces have extended their control around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The capture of Syria's ancient city, about 150 miles northeast of Damascus, threatens a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as having "stood at the crossroads of several civilizations," Learn more about the group.

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Test your knowledge of Memorial Day facts and see how well you know the holiday in this slideshow.

On this day: May 22

Joplin house damaged by tornado

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A former U.S. vice president is indicted for treason, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded hits Chile, "Pac-Man" makes his debut, Johnny Carson signs off, and a deadly tornado devastates Joplin, Mo., all on this day.

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