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Obama's decision to delay withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, explained

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Once again, the United States is delaying the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan -- prolonging the United States' longest war.<p>President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the U.S. will keep its nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through most of 2016. And in 2017, …

Afghanistan

6 takeaways from the Republican presidential debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump finally took some punches, Carly Fiorina grabbed control, Jeb Bush woke up and Marco Rubio and Chris Christie elbowed their way into the fray on a crowded stage. Everyone else just tried to crash the party.<p>The CNN Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on …

Government

9/11 anniversary: America remembers lives lost on one of its darkest days

<b>(CNN) —</b> With his head bowed during a moment of silence outside the White House, President Barack Obama set the tone Friday for a nation marking a dark day with solemn ceremonies.<p>Fourteen years ago Friday, terrorists hijacked four passenger planes and smashed two into New York's World Trade Center.<p>A …

CNN

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

Staten Island

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

Mexico

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Cleveland

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

Flashback: Brad Paisley Delivers a Moving CMA Awards Speech

The singer-guitarist honored country's past and his grandfather in a tearful Entertainer of the Year speech<p>Brad Paisley, who turns 42 years old …

Country Music

How to Really Protect Yourself from Ebola

While it's highly unlikely that you'll be exposed to anyone with the virus in the U.S., experts still have a few tips to keep in mind.<p>One in five Americans worry about getting the Ebola virus, according to a recent Gallup poll. Most of this concern comes from news reports last week of a man in …

New US-led airstrikes hit besieged Syrian town

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition intensified its aerial bombardment of Islamic State positions Thursday in the Syrian border town of Kobani as the extremist group fought street battles with Kurdish forces and reportedly rushed in reinforcements.<p>The battle for the town near the …

Spanish nurse reported Ebola symptoms many times before being quarantined

Teresa Romero Ramos says when she first told health authorities of her symptoms she was given only paracetamol<p>US Ebola patient Thomas Duncan dies at Dallas hospital Ebola: the 10 basic questions you were afraid to ask<p>A Spanish nurse who was admitted to hospital in Madrid with the Ebola virus, after …

New California Law Lets Families Request Guns Be Seized From Dangerous Relatives