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11 Reasons Bermuda Is The Easy Getaway You Need In 2015

When the weather outside is frightful, there's only one thing to do: escape to an exotic isle. (Well, first you should make a melty skillet cookie. But then it's time for a exotic isle.)<p>And while you'd think prices would be painfully high for an island vacation, the truth is they are not... if that …

Is ISIS losing fight in key border town?

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the battle for Kobani and new disturbing videos from ISIS.

Gonzales: Torture report may be 'biased'

Alberto Gonzales, former attorney general under President George W. Bush, speaks about the released CIA torture report.

Global fallout over torture report

Barbara Starr reports on global fallout due to the Senate committee report alleging CIA use of torture.

Cheney: 'The report's full of crap'

Former Vice President Dick Cheney called a Senate panel's report on U.S. interrogation tactics during George W. Bush's administration is "deeply flawed" and a "terrible piece of work."<p>"The report's full of crap," he said in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday evening.<p>Bush's Republican vice …

CIA report's most shocking passages

Here's a look at some of the techniques the CIA used to interrogate detainees that were included in a Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday.<p>1. The CIA conducted at least two mock executions -- among other techniques that went unreported in the agency's cables. Others included …

China's Pollution May Have Devastating Effect On Sperm Count, Fertility

With recent reports of schools closing due to smog, an 8-year-old diagnosed with lung cancer and an ever-darkening sky throughout its most polluted areas, present-day China is paying for prioritizing economics over the environment. But an even more troubling side effect threatens China's future, as …

More And More Egyptian Women Are Casting Aside Their Veils

CAIRO — For most of her life, Jehad Meshref covered her long black hair with a veil.<p>Now, disappointed by a failed revolution, she has cast it off, tired, she says, of fulfilling other people's ideas of what a "good Egyptian girl" should look like. "We in Egypt were trying to change a lot of things …

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Pakistani Taliban warns of revenge attacks

The Pakistani Taliban has vowed to orchestrate a wave of revenge attacks against government targets after naming commander Mullah Fazlullah as its new leader.<p>The threat on Friday came a week after Hakimullah Mehsud, the previous leader of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was killed in a US …

There Are (Probably) Billions of Earth-Like Planets in the Universe

New research, courtesy of NASA's Kepler telescope, suggests that there's no dearth of pseudo-Earths.<p>"When I began searching for exoplanets," Geoff Marcy told me last year, "everybody said I was crazy." Back then—in the 1990s, when "planet hunting" was new and, as its name might suggest, somewhat …

Saudi rift papered over by Kerry visit

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's visit with Saudi officials Monday put a smiling face on strained relations between longtime allies but probably did little to ease concerns in the kingdom that Washington has been too lax in confronting opponents in Syria, Egypt and Iran.<p>At a news conference …

Senate advances gay rights legislation; bill's future dim in House

The Senate has advanced a bill to expand workplace protections for gay, lesbian and transgender Americans, marking the chamber’s first vote on the issue in more than 15 years.<p>The procedural vote, which required the support of 60 senators, was 61-30. The measure was supported by seven Republicans …