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Explosions hit mosque in northern Nigeria

Scores of people are feared dead after Friday's explosions at the Kano Central Mosque in Kano, northern Nigeria, according to Nigerian state broadcaster NTA and worshipers at the mosque.

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Pope calls for religious tolerance in Turkey visit

Pope Francis called Friday for religious tolerance and dialogue to counter extremism in the Middle East as he met with Turkey's leaders on the first day of a rare papal visit to the predominantly Muslim country.

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Austin police kill suspect in shooting

[Breaking news update, posted at 10:45 a.m. ET]

The man shot dead after opening fire early Friday in downtown Austin, Texas, was about 50 years old and had a criminal history, police Chief Art Acevedo said.

Acevedo did not release the suspect's name, n...

Ferguson protesters at United Nations

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UN weighs in on Ferguson grand jury decision

The events in Ferguson, Missouri, are a "tragedy," but the United Nations Committee Against Torture "has to respect the decision" of authorities not to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown.

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Shoppers rejoice! Black Friday is here

The doors are open. The sales are here. It's Black Friday.

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NY boys rescued after spending hours buried in snow

Two little boys have something to be thankful for this year following their rescue after spending hours buried under a pile of snow in New York.

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'Positive' results in 1st Ebola vaccine trial

The first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine has produced promising results, U.S. scientists said, raising hopes that protection from the deadly disease may be on the horizon.

All 20 healthy adults who received the vaccine in a trial run by ...

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GOP hopes class of black Republicans is trend

Election Night 2014 was more than a landslide win for congressional Republicans -- it was a historic moment for black Republicans in particular.

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Poll: Most Americans say things are going well

For the first time since 2007, a majority of Americans think things are going well in the nation, a new CNN/ORC International poll found.

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Thanksgiving power outages hit the Northeast

Storm-related power outages hit across the Northeast, leaving some chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight, cooking turkeys on the grill and watching Netflix on phones.

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