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NBA owners committee meets again to discuss Donald Sterling's removal

The NBA's advisory and finance committee met via conference call Wednesday and addressed the process and timing regarding the termination of Donald Sterling's ownership of the Clippers, according to a statement released by the NBA.<p>The committee, which vowed last week to work "expeditiously" toward …

U.S. to help Nigeria search for girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

The Obama administration will send military, intelligence and law enforcement advisors to Nigeria to help the beleaguered government find and rescue more than 270 teenage girls who were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group last month, the White House said Tuesday.<p>The team will share U.S. …

In Ukraine's Corridors Of Power, An Effort To Toss Out The Old

The first time I saw the word "lustration," I thought it was a case of bad translation from Ukrainian. In Kiev, a flyer advertised a talk by the head of parliament's "lustration" committee.<p>"What does this word mean in English?" I asked a press aide.<p>"I don't know the English word for it, but it will …

Cristiano Ronaldo Tips Neymar to Become World's Best Player at Barcelona

Putting all El Clasico rivalries aside, Cristiano Ronaldo has added to the expectations already placed upon Neymar's shoulders by noting that he can one day become the best in the world.<p>The comments come from one who knows the feeling of global pressure, too, as the two-time Ballon d'Or winner told …

Police post reward for missing Nigerian girls

Police in Nigeria are offering a $300,000 reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the rescue of more than 200 girls and women abducted from a school last month by armed group Boko Haram.<p>The announcement came on Wednesday, one day after reports surfaced that another eight girls had …

Putin says eastern Ukraine referendum on autonomy should be postponed

The Kremlin beat a tactical retreat over a regional referendum following days of soaring tension that have left dozens dead and fed fears of a civil war in Ukraine.<p>Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, said the referendum being staged by pro-Russia separatists in parts of eastern Ukraine on Sunday …

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Former Casey Anthony lead detective joins investigation into ninja robbers

Former Casey Anthony lead detective joins investigation into ninja robbers<p>One of the former lead detectives in the Casey Anthony case has joined the …

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Casey Anthony judge felt 'shock, disbelief' at not-guilty verdict

Two years after jury selection began for the Casey Anthony murder trial, Judge Belvin Perry, who presided over the case, said the Florida mother was "very manipulative."<p>"There were two sides to Casey Anthony," he told Savannah Guthrie on TODAY Monday in an exclusive interview. "There was the side …

Pistorius denies 'sinister' remark

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a "sinister" remark to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp in the courtroom Tuesday during a …

Oscar Pistorious: Affluent. Role Model. Murderer?

As far as athletes go Oscar Pistorious is pretty famous. Before February 2013 we all knew him as the man who became a double amputee aged 11 months, …

Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russians seize back Mariupol city hall

<b>Pro-Russian separatists have seized back the city hall in the southern Ukrainian port of Mariupol, hours after being ousted by security forces.</b><p>Government forces first raised the Ukraine flag on the building but later left - allowing the rebels who captured it last week to be back in control.<p>Kiev …

Fighting Intensifies in Eastern Ukraine as Rebels Down Choppers

<i>Updated 11:05 a.m. ET</i><p>The tense situation in eastern Ukraine appeared in danger of spiraling out of control Friday, as the government launched its …

Ukrainian troops advance as pro-Russians fight back

Ukraine says it will expand "anti-terrorist" operation and claims Slavyansk "surrounded" as pro-Russian rebels launch fightback in the east<p>Fighting continued in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as pro-Russian rebels fought back against government forces trying to dislodge them from several towns in the …

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Cancer And Death by Radiation? Not From Fukushima

It’s always amazing when a United Nations report that has global ramifications comes out with little fanfare. The latest one states that no one will get cancer or die from radiation released from Fukushima, but the fear and overreaction is harming people (UNIS; UNSCEAR Fukushima; UNSCEAR A-68-46). …

Nigeria's President Vows to Find Abducted Girls Amid Mounting Pressure

After weeks of silence, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan pledged during a nationally broadcast speech on Sunday to find an estimated 276 Nigerian …

“I’ll never apologize for my white privilege” guy is basically most of white America

<b>Tal Fortgang (Fox News)</b><p>Princeton University freshman Tal Fortgang is a jerk, but he’s not an outlier on the issue of racism in America<p>Katie McDonough<p>May 4, 2014 9:03pm (UTC)<p>A college student who doesn't believe in the existence of structural racism or white supremacy wrote an essay about why he …

Nigeria's President on kidnapped girls: 'We'll get them out'

Amid mounting international pressure, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan spoke Sunday about his government's efforts to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by militants.<p>"Wherever these girls are, we'll get them out," he said, acknowledging that officials don't know where they are. The …

U-2 Spy Plane Caused Computer Glitch That Grounded Air Traffic [Report]

The computer problem at a Federal Aviation Administration center slowed the journeys of tens of thousands of arriving and departing passengers at Los Angeles International Airport, one of the busiest in the country.<p>Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, …

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The killings at Kent State

Four students died and nine others were wounded on May 4, 1970, when members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University in Ohio. CNN's original series "Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History" looks at the music that was born from this era.

Which is it, Hispanic or Latino?

If there's one thing everyone should know about Hispanics in the United States, it's that this rapidly growing minority has an undefined identity crisis.<p>Why? Because of the confusion surrounding what to call people whose ethnic background is from Latin American and Spanish-speaking countries. Some …

MERS makes first U.S. appearance, in Indiana

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/bestoftv/2014/05/03/ac-gupta-mers.cnn_02223918_768x432_1300k.mp4<p>The first U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus has been reported in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.<p>The patient is a health-care provider …

Malaysian police round up suspected terrorists; unrelated to MH 370, police say

Police in Malaysia are holding 11 people on suspicion of involvement in a militant group responsible for planning acts of terror, police spokeswoman Asmawati Ahmad said Sunday.<p>There is no indication that the group, arrested last week, has any connection to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, …

Stop sexual assaults on campuses

The U.S. Department of Education announced recently that it is investigating 55 universities and colleges for their failure to properly handle sexual assault cases on campus.<p>The list includes a number of prestigious institutions, including Harvard, Emory, UVA, William and Mary, Tufts, the …

When air becomes a public health hazard

A new report from the American Lung Association lists the cities that have the worst air pollution in the U.S.<p>Places in Southern California and the Central Valley, including Los Angeles, Fresno, Visalia and Modesto, top the list. But Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and even Fairbanks are also …

Ann Maguire stabbing: Prayers offered for killed teacher

<b>Prayers have been said across West Yorkshire for teacher Ann Maguire who was killed at a school in Leeds last week.</b><p>Congregations at dozens of churches paid tribute to Mrs Maguire, 61, who spent four decades teaching at Corpus Christi Catholic College.<p>The Catholic diocese of Leeds wrote to about 90 …

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Bullied Students Sneak Thousands of Guns Into Schools

Bullying victims are sneaking hundreds of thousands of firearms, knives and clubs into U.S. high schools, according to a chilling new analysis that carries the eerie echoes of one recent mass school assault and two potential near misses.<p>Extrapolating from a survey of American high school students …

First Funeral: Missing Jet Couple Mourned in Australia

The first funeral for passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was due to have taken place in Australia on Sunday, almost two months since the Boeing 777 vanished.<p>A private memorial service was being held for Rod and Mary Burrows from Brisbane, the couple’s family said in a statement …