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Turkish Prime Minister to step down

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced he will step down when the ruling AK Party holds a special congress later this month. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Police: Escaped inmate spotted at New Jersey CVS

Police in New Jersey say security footage has captured images of an inmate walking into a pharmacy a day after vanishing from a state prison

Candlelight vigil planned for slain Georgia college student

A candlelight vigil is planned in remembrance of a Georgia college freshman who was stabbed to death at Fort Valley State University in central Georgia

The Latest: Prosecutor in Chicago police case seeks recusal

The Cook County's state's attorney and her office are seeking to step aside from a case involving a white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times

Pack Your Bags, Airfare Could The Cheapest In Years This Summer

Hopper, an airfare prediction app, says peak prices this summer will be the lowest since 2009.

Planet 9 Just Got Weirder

Scientists from the Harvard Smithsonian Center are studying planet 9 to try and figure out where it came from. That is, if it's even out there. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.

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Egyptian Official Blames Violence In Middle East On 'Tom And Jerry'

There's a lot of violence in the Middle East, and one Egyptian official blames violent movies, video games and... "Tom and Jerry."

Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed

Iraqi forces' victory in retaking Ramadi was celebrated as a vindication of the U.S.-led coalition's strategy against the Islamic State group, but the cost was the city itself

Warehouse complex fire in Houston sends towering black smoke

A fire at a warehouse complex in Houston is sending towering plumes of black smoke into the air

Cafe Lets You Pet Raccoons, Meerkats, Foxes and Owls

A cafe in Thailand called Little Zoo Cafe will let you pet exotic animals like raccoons, meerkats, foxes and owls but is it harming the critters? Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) breaks it down.

These Social Security Benefits Could Keep Some People From Buying Guns

A new rule could prevent people who receive Social Security benefits for mental illnesses from purchasing guns.

Alabama county may cover up murals showing slave scenes

As officials across the South wrestle with how to handle public monuments that reflect a racist heritage, an Alabama county wants to cover up two courthouse murals that some call offensive

Data weighs on stocks

The major indexes lost ground again on Wednesday, on concerns about the global economy. Bobbi Rebell reports.

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Global stocks steady as US payrolls report looms

U.S. stocks were slightly higher, helped by a big gain in the price of oil

Pall of sex abuse investigations hangs over alumni weekends

Pall of sexual abuse investigations hangs over alumni weekends at elite New England prep schools

California Joins Hawaii In Raising The Smoking Age To 21

California joins Hawaii as the second state to require most tobacco buyers to be at least 21 years old instead of 18.

FDA to extend tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will regulate all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, among others.

Bitcoin's self-proclaimed founder backtracks

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, the man who came forward this week as bitcoin's founder, is backtracking from his claim

India's killer heatwave

India is suffering its worse drought in decades, as people anxiously wait for monsoons to arrive.

MTA: 1 ½-year or 3-year shutdown for L train repairs

A subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest neighborhoods to New York City's commercial heart in Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months, or see extremely limited service for three years, under two possible plans

Cinco de Mayo festivities include Puebla menu at White House

The calendar says May 5, but it's Cinco de Mayo for anyone celebrating all things Mexican on Thursday

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The Latest: Autopsy shows slain student was stabbed 4 times

Authorities say an autopsy showed that a student killed on his college campus in central Georgia was stabbed four times in the upper torso

You Can (Carefully) Watch Mercury Cross In Front Of The Sun Next Week

We see Mercury pass across the sun only about once every 10 years. It happens again May 9.

Kim Jong Un Bans Weddings and Funerals

Ahead of a meeting of The Worker's Party, Kim Jong Un fearing people getting together in groups is banning weddings and funerals. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the details.