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88 former military leaders write letter backing Donald Trump for president

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's campaign released a letter Tuesday signed by 88 retired military leaders endorsing his presidential candidacy, including four four-star generals and 14 three-star flag officers, according to the campaign.<p>The group, which was organized by Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow …

Obama Administration

Senate close to votes on gun-control measures but no bipartisan agreement in sight

The Senate is expected to vote Monday on a series of competing gun-control measures that will highlight the continuing divide between Democrats and Republicans over how Congress should respond to mass shootings.<p>All are likely to fail as the two parties largely retreat to their respective corners on …

Guns

In his words: Muhammad Ali’s most famous quotes

Muhammad Ali taunted opponents with razor-sharp rhymes, comical one-liners and the type of boxing braggadocio that both endeared him to and angered the masses.<p>Ali was a loudmouth threat to the establishment. He could make heavyweight rivals Joe Frazier, Sonny Liston and George Foreman feel like …

A Green Beret was denied the Medal of Honor. Will the new Army secretary intervene?

A year after a Special Forces soldier was denied the Medal of Honor, the nation’s top award for valor in combat, a congressman has appealed to the new Army secretary to review the case.<p>Army Secretary Eric Fanning was sworn in as the service’s top civilian leader last week, and almost immediately …

Military

Trump's past surfaces as GOP looks forward

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As Donald Trump pushed for party unity this week, he offered fresh reminders of the landmines from his past that he is carrying into a general election.<p>The political outsider's unconventional style and resume vaulted him into the role of party standard-bearer, but his unusual …

Donald Trump

Florida Teens Sent Ominous Snapchat Before Vanishing at Sea

Two Florida teens who vanished while fishing together at sea last summer may have sent the message, “We’re f’d,” to friends on Snapchat as weather …

Prosecutor: Hundreds of pot plants grown where 8 were killed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four days after the calculated killings of eight people in rural Ohio, a prosecutor revealed Monday that marijuana was found at …

Crime

U.S. strike on Libya camp escalates campaign against Islamic State

CAIRO — A U.S. air attack killed dozens of militants in Libya on Friday, marking an escalation in the American campaign against the Islamic State as the militant group expands its reach from North Africa to Central Asia.<p>U.S. and regional officials said that U.S. F-15 fighter jets struck a suspected …

Islam

Turkey blames Kurdish militants for Ankara car bombing

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday blamed Kurdish militants at home and in neighboring Syria for a deadly bombing in Ankara and it stepped up …

Middle East

92% of college students prefer print books to e-books, study finds

If you imagine millennials are just young people entranced by their cellphones or tablet computers, you might want to think again. According to a new study, 92% of college students would rather do their reading the old-fashioned way, with pages and not pixels.<p>The finding comes from American …

College & University

Dallas reports case of Zika spread through sex; CDC urges condom use

Dallas health officials said Tuesday that a local resident was infected with the Zika virus by having sex with a person who had contracted the disease while traveling in Venezuela.<p><i>[Zika and sex: Seven key things you need to know about the case in Dallas]</i><p>The case adds a troubling new dimension to a …

Public Health