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Report: Commandos storm Dhaka restaurant

Officials are telling Reuters that Bangladeshi police stormed a Dhaka restaurant in an effort to free the hostages. CNN's Jonathan Mann reports.

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Taj Mahal strike enters 2nd day over health care, pensions

As a strike at the Trump Taj Mahal enters its second day, a top manager for owner Carl Icahn says Atlantic City's main casino workers' union appears "hell-bent" on trying to shut down the casino

Players have shot at $415 million Mega Millions prize

Friday night's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history

The Latest: Experts ID dead whale that washed onto beach

Experts have identified a dead humpback whale that washed up onto a beach on the Los Angeles

A Teen Will Face Trial For Encouraging Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself

She's facing manslaughter charges for a string of text messages she sent leading up to his suicide.

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There's a Reason Your Spaghetti Spoon Has a Hole

Here's a fun thing you probably didn't know but there's a specific and useful reason why your spaghetti spoon has a hole in it. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has that reason.

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Austria's Election Do-Over Could Put The Country's Far Right In Power

Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer's narrow electoral defeat was thrown out by Austria's Constitutional Court on Friday.

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Commandos storm Dhaka restaurant; 6 attackers dead, 13 safe

Bangladeshi forces have stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage, killing at least six of the attackers and rescuing 13 hostages including foreigners

Time running short for changes to North Carolina LGBT law

Time is running short for North Carolina legislators to change a law limiting protections for the LGBT community

Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Almost Got Us Too

A new study is saying that not only did the Dinosaurs die from the asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago but 93% of mammals passed as well. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the story.

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This Is How Many Civilians Have Died In US Counterterrorism Strikes

And these estimates don't even include combat zones.

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Police: Madison officer fatally shoots man in home invasion

Madison police say an officer fatally shot a man after he emerged from a lake, broke into a home and "aggressed" toward the officer with a pitchfork

U.S. House plans vote on guns

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists. Linda So reports.

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The Latest: Authorities ID man shot by officer in Wisconsin

Officials have released the name of a man was fatally shot by a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, after police say he advanced toward the officer with a pitchfork

Venezuela's Political Crisis Is Devolving Into A Humanitarian One

More than 80 percent of Venezuelans say they don't have enough food.

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The most popular July 4th fireworks (2015)

More than 225 million pounds of fireworks are expected to be ignited this year. Here are some of the most popular ones.

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Tesla driver's death using car's 'Autopilot' probed by NHTSA

Federal officials are calling it the first U.S. fatality involving self-driving technology

Dhaka hostage standoff: 2 dead, ISIS claims credit

Armed terrorists have been holding as many as 20 hostages at a cafe in a diplomatic zone of Bangladesh's capital for more than eight hours. The standoff followed a gun battle with police that left at least two senior officers dead and 40 people injured. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

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Husband surprises wife with 500 roses after chemo treatment

A dozen roses simply weren't enough for a Nebraska man who wanted "to do something special" for his wife to celebrate her last chemotherapy treatment, so he raised money and surprised her with 500

4 children fatally stabbed in Memphis; mother in custody

Officials say four children in Memphis have been fatally stabbed and their mother has been taken into custody

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Keillor hosts his last 'Companion' Friday night in Hollywood

Some 18,000 fans at the Hollywood Bowl will be transported to Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, Friday night as writer and humorist Garrison Keillor hosts his final episode of the old-style variety show "A Prairie Home Companion" after 42 years on public radio

Several Killed, Hostages Taken During Attack In Bangladesh

The attackers stormed a popular cafe in the capital city of Dhaka, engaging in a firefight with police.

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New Evidence Supports Pluto's Subsurface Ocean Theory

New evidence coming our way as a result of NASA's New Horizons mission is saying that Pluto has a subsurface ocean. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.

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