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FIFA to vote for president amid scandal

Members of soccer's world governing body, FIFA, will vote Friday for their new president amid a corruption scandal that has rocked the organization and led for calls for the dismissal of Sepp Blatter, its longtime leader.

The vote comes as the FIFA Wo...

'Ampulex dementor' name has Harry Potter connection

Michael Ohl/ Museum Fur Naturekunde via CNN

Soul-Sucking Dementor wasp has Harry Potter buzz

Southeast Asia's "Ampulex dementor" wasp has gotten the attention of Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, who retweeted a photo of the insect named for the fictional one she created.

India's heat wave

Sugam Pokharel/CNN

India's scorcher: What's behind heat wave?

It's often hot in India. But the past 10 days have been exceptional, even for one of the hottest places on the planet. The highest temperature recorded on Wednesday reached 116.6 degrees Fahrenheit (47 degrees Celsius) in the eastern states of Jharkh...

India heat drink

Sugam Pokharel/CNN

Deadly Indian heat wave drags on

Mallayia Baddula sits barefoot beneath the shelter of his hut in Perepally, a small village outside Hyderabad.

He's 76-years old and mourning the death of his son Venkatesham, who at half his age succumbed to the heat during the recent hot, dry spell.

Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam

Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee

Two tie as winners of National Spelling Bee

He was the the cool one, sporting a LeBron jersey under his shirt, never cracking under pressure.

She was the adorable one, winner of Lifetime's "Child Genius" quiz show, all smiles and confidence.

After three grueling days that dispatched 283 spelle...

Pamela Geller wants Washington Metro to carry prophet ads

CNN

Metro ends issue ads after Mohammed proposal

The Washington Metro board voted to stop showing issue ads throughout its system, just a few days after Texas activist Pamela Geller requested the system place ads showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi gave the order

Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images

9 dead in bombings at Baghdad hotels

At least nine people were killed and 14 injured in explosions at two Baghdad hotels, police officials told CNN Friday.

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Tsuda/Wikimedia Commons

Volcano erupts on Japanese island

The 136 residents of the Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu have been ordered to evacuate to get out of the path of an erupting volcano.

Natalee Holloway anniversary

New clues, questions in Natalee Holloway case

Ten years after Natalee Holloway went missing, a Dutch citizen says he knows where to find her. Prosecutors, however, aren't buying it.

Pregnant woman's arrest questioned

CNN; Bartow Police Dept; Michelle Cooks

Bias alleged in arrest of pregnant California woman

An officer's body cam video shows what the ACLU alleges was a wrongful arrest and the wrestling to the ground of a pregnant black woman who argued with a white woman outside a school in Barstow, California.

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