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Obama: US used torture after 911 attacks

President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States "crossed a line" and tortured al Qaeda detainees after the 9/11 terror attacks.

Wisconsin stabbing

Court: Slenderman suspect incompetent

One of the 12-year-olds charged with stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman Slenderman was deemed incompetent to stand trial Friday --…

Ebola virus

Ebola outbreak: What you need to know

Fear over Ebola is growing as international leaders and health organizations struggle to try to stop the deadly epidemic in West Africa.

The Ebola outbreak "is…

Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol

Ebola patients coming to US triggers fears

The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after getting infected while helping…

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NYC chokehold death ruled homicide

A police officer's chokehold on a New York City man last month caused his death and has been ruled a homicide.

Israeli airstrikes, Rafah, Gaza Strip

Cease-fire fails in 90 minutes

The latest attempt at a cease-fire in Gaza disintegrated Friday before it ever really took hold amid accusations that Palestinian militants killed two Israeli…

Job fair

Unemployment rate rises to 6.2%

After gangbusters jobs growth in June, hiring slowed to a less impressive pace in July.

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Stocks finish tough week with more losses

Investors can't seem to get relief from the summer heat. The Dow fell 70 points Friday on what turned out to be a volatile day of trading.

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House GOP mulls another shot at border bill

A day late and a compromise short.

House Republicans stayed in Washington longer than planned to try to change an emergency border bill so it can pass without…

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Facebook goes down for some users

Did you have trouble logging onto Facebook on Friday? You're not alone -- the social networking site briefly went down for some users Friday.

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