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U.S. Service Member, Civilian Killed in Attack Near Kabul Base

Two Americans — a service member and a civilian — were killed Wednesday in an attack near a coalition base in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the U.S. military said.<p>Senior defense officials said a gunman opened fire at a checkpoint near a military ammunition supply point, killing the two Americans. The …

Afghanistan

Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 9 points heading into last debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new national poll finds Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 9 points heading into the third and final presidential debate.<p>Clinton leads Trump 47% to 38% in a four-way race. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 8% support, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein registered 3%, according to a …

Government

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Photo by @TimLaman on assignment for @NatGeo at the International Animal Rescue center in Ketapang, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. These baby orangutans are being cared for at this center, and are being taken by wheelbarrow from their night cages to a forest play area where they will spend their day learning skills to survive in the wild. Unfortunately, many baby orangutans are still kept illegally as pets, and obtained by killing their mothers in the wild. When confiscated, they end up at centers like this that do their best to care for them and train them for living in the wild some day. It is a severe challenge, but some of them may make it to live in the wild. #Borneo, #Orangutan, @TimLaman, @thephotosociety

Former Stray Becomes First Dog to Climb Mt. Everest

Meet Rupee, he's a former stray dog that just made history by becoming the very first dog in the world to climb Mount Everest! Found starving in a dump in Northern India, his owner, Joanna Lefson, decided to rescue him and nurse him back to health by feeding him a high protein diet that consisted …