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World War III is trending on Twitter after a Russian military jet was shot down

World War III is trending on Twitter after a Russian warplane was shot down by Turkey on Tuesday.<p>There are conflicting reports about how the Su-24 went down, with Turkey saying the jet was intercepted by F-16 aircraft in Turkish airspace and Russia saying it was shot from the ground while flying …

Video shows student flip California principal in school brawl | Reuters

(Reuters) - Three teenage California boys were arrested after a high school brawl caught on video during which the school’s principal was flipped to the ground by one of the youths, authorities said on Wednesday.<p>The 40-second clip, apparently shot on a student’s mobile phone on Monday, shows pupils …

Steelers players keep getting fined for altering their uniforms to support causes

October is breast cancer awareness month, a cause the NFL very publicly supports.<p>Yet, Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams has been fined $5,787 by the league for wearing the phrase, "We will find a cure," and a pink ribbon in his eye black.<p>It's another reminder of how seriously the …

Breast Cancer

South Carolina Classroom Conflict: The Future of the Officer in the Video

The Richland County sheriff said Wednesday that Senior Deputy Ben Fields has been fired.<p><i>Updated October 28 at 12:21 p.m.</i><p>Ben Fields, the school resource officer whose actions against a female high-school student drew national condemnation, has been removed from his post.<p>Richland County Sheriff Leon …

Wal-Mart bans sale of Israeli soldier costume, fake 'Arab' nose

The megastore has said it's pulling the controversial Halloween costumes from its shelves. The costumes drew heavy criticism from social media users …

Costumes

Austria announces plans for border fence to stem the flow of migrants

Austria, a strong critic of building of fences to keep out refugees, announced plans Wednesday to erect border barriers of its own, but insisted the move was aimed solely at bringing order to the river of people entering the country.

Ben Carson keeps making provocative statements — and conservatives love it

He's topped Trump in a slew of recent early Iowa polls, and a New York Times/CBS survey released Tuesday found Carson surging ahead of the real-estate tycoon before the third GOP presidential debate Wednesday night.<p>Despite their statuses as political outsiders, Trump and Carson have little in …

Attorney defends actions of fired school officer as 'justified and lawful'

<b>(CNN) —</b> An attorney for the South Carolina officer fired for slamming a student to the ground and tossing her several feet says his client's actions were "justified and lawful."<p>Video of the arrest sparked widespread outrage and questions about what role police should play in schools.<p>Richland County …

Justice

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

As another campaign for an anti-gay business goes viral, why's GoFundMe the go-to platform for racists, homophobes?

Remember when I said you should check GoFundMe whenever a national controversy occurs to see if there's a campaign to raise money for the contentious …

Watch John Oliver Interview Edward Snowden About NSA's 'Dick-Pic Sheriffs'

When John Oliver announced that <i>Last Week Tonight</i> would be on break last week, few people knew that the host had flown to Russia to interview Edward …

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Cuba-U.S. Relations: From Cold War Frost to a New Thaw

The Obama administration’s announcement to restore diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba comes after decades of a tense relationship begun in the Cold War-era — and that had recently softened — between the communist island and the U.S.<p>The U.S. broke off diplomatic links with the island in January …

U.S., Cuba plan restored relations after 50 years of hostility

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy.<p>After 18 months of secret talks, Obama and …

Nicki Minaj Comments on Lil Wayne's Feud With Cash Money

Last night at New York venue Le Poisson Rouge, Elliott Wilson hosted the latest edition of CRWN, a rap version of <i>Inside the Actors Studio</i>, with Nicki …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Cops killed man at Walmart, then interrogated girlfriend

After killing a man at an Ohio Walmart, police interrogated his girlfriend, accusing her of lying, threatening her with jail time and suggesting she could be on drugs, according to a video obtained by CNN.<p>The man, John Crawford III, was holding an air rifle he had picked up off a store shelf when …

Magic Mushrooms Found in Queen Elizabeth's Garden at Buckingham Palace

LONDON — "Shrooms in the queen’s garden" may sound like a trippy 1960s song title, but it's actually a fact.<p>Hallucinogenic mushrooms have been discovered on the grounds of Buckingham Palace in London — which is home to Britain's Queen Elizabeth. Celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh spotted the …

“Princeton Mom” tells CNN: Acquaintance rape isn’t rape, it’s a “learning experience”!

Here’s a quintessential example of everything wrong with how we talk about rape<p>Controversial author Susan Patton, otherwise known as "Princeton Mom," went on CNN on Thursday and did what some might consider to be a public service: She illustrated pretty much everything wrong with the way we talk …