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(CNN) — The circus had just begun when the downpour started. The performers stopped their show and gave an ominous command: "Run!"
The open flaps on the side of the circus tent, which weren't tied down, "started going crazy," spectator Brandon Isham told CNN affiliate WGME.
"Next thing you know, the …New Hampshire
Beijing (CNN) — Police are searching for the mother of a newborn baby girl found wedged face-down in a Beijing toilet on Sunday.
Residents heard cries from a public toilet block and notified police, according to the Beijing Times.
"Her head was upside down and her body was falling into the drain. We …Asia
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — The fractures in the ranks of the Taliban appear to be deepening after the announcement of the death of the Afghan militant group's longtime leader.
Syed Mohammad Tayab Agha, the head of the Taliban's office in Qatar and a very close ally of the late leader, said Monday …Afghanistan
Rome (CNN) — Using coded messages and meeting in isolated rural spots, a network of supporters has helped alleged Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro -- on the lam for over two decades -- run his criminal empire.
But Italian authorities say they have struck a blow against the secret network, with the …Policing
Washington (CNN) — Hillary Clinton has been largely hands off when it comes to Bernie Sanders.
But in an interview with a South Carolina Democrat published Monday, the former secretary of state subtly hit her most threatening primary opponent, previewing how she could go after the senator.
The subtle …Protest
(CNN) — In 2007, Mike Henry, Hillary Clinton's deputy campaign manager and one of the smarter operatives in the party, wrote a memo urging the campaign to pull out of the Iowa caucuses and focus its limited resources on the contests that came later.
Henry's suggestion, which leaked to The New York …Jeb Bush
(CNN) — A Kentucky sheriff's deputy now faces a federal lawsuit for handcuffing elementary school children who were acting out as a result of their hyperactivity disorder and other disabilities, the American Civil Liberties Union said.
The ACLU is suing Kenton County sheriff's Deputy Kevin Sumner, …ADHD
Saint-Denis, Reunion Island (CNN) — Investigators and volunteers are scouring the shoreline of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean for more debris that could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Objects that wash ashore on the island are being scrutinized.
Farther out across the ocean, …Airplanes
(CNN) — Baltimore is turning to the federal government for help in stemming a dramatic uptick in violence over the last several months.
Ten federal agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the U.S. …Baltimore
Woodward, Oklahoma (CNN) — I was wandering around the rolling plains of northwest Oklahoma looking for one person -- one person -- who believes in climate change science when I met the woman dressed all in yellow.
A wide-brimmed, lemon-colored hat orbited her head. Her loafers were the color of …Climate Change
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest joins CNN's Jake Tapper on The Lead to discuss President Obama's new plan to reduce harmful emissions, Planned Parenthood and more.Jake Tapper
Unrelenting wildfires have forced California governor Jerry Brown to declare a statewide state of emergency. CNN's Stephanie Elam has the latestCalifornia
Speculation is building over whether or not Vice President Joe Biden will run for president in 2016. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.Joe Biden
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Detectives Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell), Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams), and Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) have been tasked with …Colin Farrell
Jon Ronson embarks on a soul-searching odyssey with the bad guys of Homeland, American Sniper, and 24Hollywood
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We are pleased to announce that the Mario Batali Foundation will open its first Books for Kids library in Las Vegas, NV on Friday,
Oct 09, …Mario Batali
The talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in Philadelphia might be given another chance at life.Robots