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Raspberry Brownie Mini Cheesecake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Associated Press News

Iraq's Mosul residents feel relief, anxiety as 'liberation' nears

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - As Iraqi forces prepare to attack Islamic State in its de facto capital of Mosul, residents inside the city and others who have managed to escape expressed relief at the prospect their home could be liberated from the extremist group’s harsh rule.<p>But they also warned that if the …

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

National Parks

World's best places to visit in 2016-17 from U.S. News | CNN Travel

Brexit: What does it mean for you?

<i>Go here to follow CNN's coverage of the UK referendum live.</i><p><b>London (CNN) —</b> The results are in -- the British public has voted to leave the European Union.<p>So what does a Brexit look like for you? It depends who you are.<p>The Homeowner<p>The consensus among British property analysts appears to be that a …

European Union

Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Falluja

FALLUJA/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces on Friday entered the center of Falluja, the Iraqi city longest held by Islamic State, nearly four weeks after the start of a U.S.-backed offensive that cleared out the tens of thousands of residents still there.<p>Government troops, supported by multiple …

Mississippi to Join States' Suit Against Obama's Transgender Bathroom Policy

U.S. news<p>Mississippi plans to back the 11 other states that filed a lawsuit Wednesday to block the Obama administration's transgender bathroom policy at public schools, Gov. Phil Bryant said.<p>"Our office has talked to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office and I intend, as soon as possible, to …

12 Brilliantly Literary Hotels for Book Lovers

Add this grand, dramatic hotel set in a palace built in 1894 to your bucket list, not just for the regal digs, but for the massive library, which …

20 Perfect Summer Getaways

<b>Where to Go:</b> Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia.<p><b>Distance:</b> 70 miles from Atlanta.<p><b>Where to Stay:</b> Hike five miles on a moderate trail (with five …

Raised by war: This is what it’s like to come of age in Iraq

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Lebanese army kills Islamic State leader at Syrian border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese soldiers killed an Islamic State leader on Thursday in the mountainous border region with Syria, Lebanon’s army said.<p>The army command said Fayez al-Shaalaan, known as Abu Fawz, was killed when the army attacked an Islamic State position on the edge of the town of Arsal …

Here's All the Tricks to Avoid Getting the Worst Seat on Airlines

Airlines are developing clever news ways of extracting more money from passengers. They include fees for pillows, baggage check and phone …

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

General Hospital

Spain seizes 20,000 ISIS, al-Nusra uniforms

<b>(CNN) —</b> Authorities in Spain have seized 20,000 uniforms and supplies "able to equip an army" of jihadi fighters, Spain's Interior Ministry announced on Thursday.<p>READ: U.S. Special Forces team captures ISIS operative<p>The uniforms were confiscated in a police operation that led to the neutralization …

Oil crashes to $30 a barrel

The dramatic crash in crude oil prices just got even more stunning.<p>Oil plummeted below $30 a barrel on Tuesday for the first time since December 2003. The latest wave of selling leaves crude oil down 19% this year alone. It represents an incredible 72% plunge from crude oil's June 2014 peak of …

Stock Markets

ISIS member behind deadly Istanbul suicide blast, PM says

Read more about this story at CNN Turk.<p><b>Istanbul (CNN) —</b> The suicide bomber who killed at least 10 foreigners Tuesday in a popular central Istanbul tourist area belonged to ISIS, officials said -- an attack that shows the group's nerve, reach and capacity for terror.<p>No group claimed responsibility …

Wounded Philadelphia officer shoots attacker; suspect pledges allegiance to ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> At a crosswalk in Philadelphia, a man dressed in a long white mantle stormed Officer Jesse Hartnett's squad car and unloaded a gun at him.<p>Edward Archer, 30, would tell police later that he attacked for ISIS. And Hartnett's bravery in the face of mortal danger would ensure the suspect didn't …

Cleveland police officer under investigation for Facebook post attacking Tamir Rice’s mother

By Peter Holley<p>Peter Holley<p>Technology reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A Cleveland school police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he posted a series of inflammatory statements on Facebook that referred to Tamir Rice’s mother as a “stupid b**ch.”<p>Matthew Cicero, who has worked as a …

Justice

ISIS commander killed in Iraqi airstrike

<b>(CNN) —</b> The second deputy of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during an Iraqi air force strike in the city of Barwana, just east of Haditha, the Iraqi military said Saturday.<p>Assi Ali Mohammed Nasser al-Obeidi was a top ISIS military commander in western Iraq and eastern Syria, Iraq's …

Iraq says ISIS leader Abu Mohammed al-Adnani wounded in airstrike

<b>(CNN) —</b> Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, an ISIS leader and its chief spokesman, has been injured in an airstrike, a statement from Iraq's Joint Operations Command said Thursday.<p>The airstrike took place in the Iraqi town of Barwanah, in Anbar province, the statement said.<p>Adnani was first moved to the city …

U.S. State Department

ISIS fighter executes own mother in Syria for 'apostasy,' rights groups say

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ISIS fighter has executed his own mother before a public audience, an expat Syrian rights group said.<p>The 20-year-old killed his mother in the Syrian city of Raqqa, ISIS' de facto capital, as hundreds looked on near the post office where she worked, said the Syrian Observatory for Human …

Scalia dismisses religious neutrality: ‘nothing wrong’ with state invoking God

Supreme court justice says there is ‘no place’ in country’s constitutional traditions for idea that state must be neutral between religion and its absence<p>God is good to the US because Americans honor him, according to supreme court justice Antonin Scalia, who added on Saturday that he does not …

Artist Creates Miniature Hand-Thrown Pottery Small Enough to Sit on Your Fingertip

Ceramic artist Jon Almeda likes to work in extremes, and for many years he's crafted massive pottery–the bigger the better. That all changed, however, when he came across a book called <i>Creating Ceramic Miniatures</i>. This publication precipitated a major shift in his process, and he went from throwing …