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The U.S. military accidentally shipped a live sample of Anthrax. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Four Defense Department workers have been put in treatment following the revelation the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples in the last several days. FULL STORY
Communities prepare to evacuate as rescuers search for survivors -- and victims. FULL STORY
Here's what you need to know about anthrax, an acute infectious disease caused by bacterium Bacillus anthracis.
View pictures of celebrities turning 50 in 2015.
It was a scene right out of a movie: Swiss officials swept into the five-star Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich and arrested several leaders of FIFA, the global governing body of the world's most popular sport, soccer.
The deadly rainfall that has left many parts of Houston underwater has happened before and can happen again -- not only in Texas but other cities that are unprepared. Houston has been known to flood even in moderately heavy rains -- some of its roads are designed to collect large pools of water when the city's drainage gets overwhelmed, which happens pretty often. And some parts of the city received an enormous amount of rain -- more than 11 inches.
If your reading habits are marked more by page clicks than page turns these days, chances are you've come across a "hot take" -- or 20.
A top State Department official -- Wendy Sherman -- will depart following the completion of the Iran nuclear talks, a source confirms to CNN. Sherman has been the lead U.S. negotiator with Iran as the Obama administration has pursued a nuclear agreement.
An Air France passenger jet had a near miss with an active volcano in Africa earlier this month, according to French aviation authorities who are investigating the incident.
Extreme heat has killed over 1,400 people in India and the monsoon rains that are expected to bring relief may not reach some areas for weeks.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio took a decidedly conservative turn on same-sex marriage in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network this week, warning that "there's a real and present danger" that gay marriage proponents will cast the teachings of mainstream Christianity as "hate speech."
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio took a decidedly conservative turn on same-sex marriage in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network this week, warning that "there's a real and present danger" that gay marriage proponents will cast the teachings of mainstream Christianity as "hate speech."
Add a fake nose, a few tics and mad acting skills and Steve Carell is John du Pont, the Boo Radley of my childhood.
It goes by the name flakka. In some parts of the country, it is also called "gravel" because of its white crystal chunks that have been compared to aquarium gravel.
A criminal could be collecting unemployment benefits under your name right now -- and you wouldn't even know it.
One of the country's most conservative states, Nebraska, has outlawed what has long been a central plank of conservative criminal justice policy: the death penalty.
A Chinese family chooses rural America for their daughter's college education. And thus she becomes part of a new wave of Chinese students to call Iowa home. But her unsolved death has shattered the one-child couple. And the last person to see her alive, her Chinese boyfriend, has disappeared.
Car gone wild at safety training. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports instead of detecting pedestrians, it plowed into them.
Richard Martinez's son was killed during the 2014 shooting in Isla Vista, California. Since then, Martinez has been on a quest to end gun violence.
Both engines on Singapore Airlines flight 836 temporarily shut down over the South China Sea as the jetliner passed through bad weather. CNN's Rene Marsh reports.
Felix Kiprono, a lawyer in Nairobi, Kenya, has his eye on someone special: President Obama's daughter Malia.
From behind her stall on the stifling hot streets of Hyderabad, Amruta Bai spends her day refilling plastic water cups.
Hillary Clinton is a lifelong Methodist, but you wouldn't know that by listening to most of her speeches. She rarely speaks -- at least at any length -- about her faith.
Longtime U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan died Wednesday, the band said on its website.
Swiss authorities raided FIFA's offices. U.S. officials say they're just getting starting. FULL STORY
The heavy flooding that's overwhelmed Texas and killed more than 30 people has put Sen. Ted Cruz in a bind on climate change.
Would-be presidential candidate John Kasich, defended his expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, while slamming President Barack Obama's signature law at the same time.
From the beginning I have been a fan of model Tess Holliday.
On Saturday, thousands gathered in El Salvador to celebrate a jubilant moment in their country's history. In a special ceremony held in the capital city of San Salvador, former Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified, putting him one step closer to sainthood.
Rick Santorum, who won Iowa by 34 votes in the 2012 GOP presidential primary race -- with about 25% of caucus goers -- is looking for lightning to strike twice, in the same spot.
A surveillance camera got footage of debris flying as a tornado rips through Beavercreek, Ohio.
A 21-year-old airman shot two Walmart employees, killing one, before apparently ending his own life in the store on Tuesday, police in Grand Forks said in a written statement.
Presidential candidate Rand Paul has christened himself a different kind of Republican, and now he's embracing a unique moniker: tree hugger.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took a swing at his would-be presidential primary foe Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday, calling the Kentucky senator "unsuited" to take over as commander in chief.
Washington transit police arrested a man Wednesday who appeared on MTV's "Catfish" on charges he made "terroristic threats" against Washington subway stations, buses and trains.
Oscar-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested on Monday night on suspicion of drunken driving in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Happy birthday, CNN! The world's first 24-hour news network came to life on June 1, 1980.
Caroline Schaper, David Letterman's intern, created jokes for the final "Late Show With David Letterman" episode.
A large crowd stands by as a teenage girl -- beaten and bloodied -- writhes on the ground, her body engulfed in flames.
A massive kangaroo has been spotted in an Australian community measuring over 6 feet 6 inches. Nicky Haydon from affiliate Seven News has more.
Diverted because of bad weather in Atlanta, a Delta Air Lines pilot turned to the classic solution for many a grumpy passenger: pizza.
See this great answer from "Jeopardy!" contestant Choyon Manjrekar.
For a country that ditched monarchical rule, America has some of the most intriguing "castles" in the world.
For more than a decade, Chinese photographer Ma Hongjie has asked dozens of families across the country to empty their homes and pose in front of everything they own.
Plenty of tourists have snapped a selfie of themselves posing with an elephant during their travels. Even U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has done it.
An international committee of taxonomists selected their top 10 favorite new species for the annual list by State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Tens of centuries ago, animals were increasingly seen as sacred representation of gods in ancient Egypt. Pilgrims would often pay for the mummification of an animal, in return for divine favor or revelation. And so a lucrative industry began (made up of animal keepers, embalmers, priests, and laborers building the cemeteries and catacombs) and, over time, up to 70 million animals were carefully preserved -- or so Ancient Egyptians thought.
A 9-week-old rabbit was killed during a live radio show in Denmark to highlight the "vast hypocrisy" of people when it comes to animal welfare, Radio24syv said in a statement on their website.
Here's a scenario to consider: Your partner leaves his cell phone on the dining room table. His texts and emails can be easily accessed with just the touch of a fingertip. Would you look? Have you ever looked?
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran married his long-time aide, Kay Webber, over the weekend in a private ceremony in Gulfport.
Conservative historian Bruce Bartlett joins Brian Stelter to discuss what he calls the "self-brainwashing" of Republican voters by Fox News.
As part of her "Gimme Five" fitness campaign, first lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of five exercises for her followers to try.

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