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Officials: Snag in Iran talks; deadline looms

Nuclear talks hit a snag Saturday as Iran stood firm on several sticking points that could jeopardize a deal ahead of Tuesday's deadline, senior U.S. officials and Western diplomats said.

As the negotiations entered their third day, the sources said I...

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Andreas Lubitz: Digging for details

Investigators continued to work Saturday to piece together the secret life of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who officials say was hiding an illness from his employers. He had been declared "unfit to work" by a doctor.

They are expected to quest...

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The activist nun reforming profit-prisons

Some of America's most controversial companies -- for profit prisons -- have unlikely owners: nuns.

Mercy Investment Services Inc. is the investment fund for the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, an international religious order.

The fund...

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Hernandez's fiancée says she was asked to remove box

The fiancée of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez said at a hearing Friday that she was asked to conceal a box and take it out of her Massachusetts home after the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013.

Shayanna Jenkins' testimony came outside the...

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Yemen bombing intense; political will growing

In just a few weeks' time, good relations with neighbors have become a matter of survival for Yemen's President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi.

On Saturday, he rallied regional allies in Egypt, while they bombarded his enemies in his country.

After Houthi rebe...

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US astronaut begins history-making mission

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has started a trip to the record books.

He plans to spend 342 days on the International Space Station -- the longest stretch of time any U.S. astronaut has spent in space.

Kelly lifted off Friday aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket...

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Atheists open up: What they want you to know

Many Americans are leaving their faith behind. While fewer than 3% consider themselves atheists, about 20% of Americans don't identify with any religion, according to a Pew Study.

CNN's documentary, "Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers," tell...

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Palestine Marathon: race for recognition

In the biblical city of Bethlehem, Sana Jamaani is warmed up and ready to run. This isn't her first race, but she says it is her most important.

"I'm running in the holy land," Jamaani smiles. "I'm running in Palestine."

More than 3,000 runners came to...

Recovery worker hoisted from plane crash site

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Flight 9525 crash recovery workers face treacherous task

It's a dangerous and grim task. The workers gathering the pulverized pieces of Germanwings Flight 9525 and the remains of the 150 people on board must contend with high winds as well as treacherous terrain.

California Sea Lion Pups Recover At SeaWorld San Diego

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'Ask SeaWorld' marketing campaign backfires

SeaWorld, it appears, has more outspoken enemies than friends on Twitter.

So when it solicited questions about its animal care online as part of a new marketing campaign this week, it seemed to fuel critics rather than dissuade them.

SeaWorld came und...

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