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Why Elizabeth won't give up her throne

On Monday, King Juan Carlos, 76, of Spain announced that he will soon abdicate the throne, passing the crown to his son Crown Prince Felipe, who is 46. Explaining his decision to his Spanish subjects, Juan Carlos noted that his son will help "open a new era of hope which combines the experience and …

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Was Bergdahl seeking out the Taliban? - CNN Video

Ghoulish stabbing raises question: Who is Slenderman?

He's the Internet's own monster, a ghoul who lurks in its darkest corners and, like the Web itself, has mutated time and again to suit the dreams and desires of his devotees.<p>He is Slenderman, a menacing, faceless specter in a dark suit -- sometimes portrayed with octopus-like tentacles -- known to …

Is mystery underwater sound the crash of Flight 370?

Australian researchers released an audio recording Wednesday of an underwater sound that they say could possibly be related to the final moments of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>It's a long shot, but researchers at Curtin University near Perth, Australia, have been studying records from …

Five tough ethics issues in Bergdahl swap

Did President Barack Obama do the right thing when he agreed to trade Taliban leaders in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl?<p>The issue has become a weapon in the partisan political arsenal and it will surely join the Benghazi incident in election season. And yet, the Bergdahl deal is something quite …

Bergdahl, Boko Haram and Benghazi

The third "B" in the collapse of our national security system and the State Department hit this week.<p>The release of five very high-value terrorist leaders as a swap for one U.S. serviceman was the third strike against the Obama administration's policy of defeat, dishonesty and self-delusion.<p>When …

Bergdahl's release: Motives, mistakes and excuses

In all of the fallout surrounding the prisoner exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, let's get these points out of the way: the case for leaving no soldier behind is a sound and important one — a way to keep faith with our troops. There is historical precedent for the exchange of prisoners. …

Taliban video shows Bowe Bergdahl's release in Afghanistan

Dressed in all white with a striped shawl across his shoulders, the gaunt American looks up at the Black Hawk chopper circling overhead.<p>Armed Taliban men stand around him, one with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher ready.<p>When the chopper lands, the American is led there by two men, one carrying a …

Two ancient worlds found just 13 light-years from Earth

Scientists have discovered two ancient planets orbiting a strange old star right in our stellar backyard.<p>One of the newly found planets is perhaps five times the mass of Earth, and astronomers believe it is the right distance from the host star to potentially sustain liquid water on its surface. …

Deluged with complaints, Hailey, Idaho, cancels party for Bowe Bergdahl

The controversy over whether the U.S. should have traded five members of the Taliban for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reached all the way to Hailey, Idaho, on Wednesday, as the soldier's hometown canceled its celebration of his freedom amid threats and security worries.<p>Bergdahl, captured in Afghanistan …

Was Sgt. Bergdahl 'worthy' of rescue? It's the wrong question.

In the immediate aftermath of the announcement of the deal to win the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, objections focused on three issues. One was whether the price was too high, a reference to the release of five senior Taliban prisoners. Another was that the U.S. shouldn't be negotiating with …

Bergdahl release stirs fresh controversy over whether searchers died

While members of Congress criticize the Obama administration for the way Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's nearly five years in Taliban captivity ended, another controversy is raging about how it began.<p>Several of those who served with Bergdahl in the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan charge that …