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Voice, words may provide key clues about James Foley's killer

 As UK investigators work to identify the Islamist militant who beheaded American journalist James Foley, the tiniest details in the videotape of the killing could provide the key clue.

Riddell unveils new gear to help prevent and detect concussions

Football programs across the country will be wearing new gear this fall. And besides just being aesthetically pleasing from the outside, it’s more about the technology that has been built in.

Obama and Holder hone their messages on race-tinged issues

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- They are the nation's first African-American President and attorney general, so Barack Obama and Eric Holder always were going to face extra scrutiny over their approach to racially charged issues. Conservative critics howled

Agency: Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl prisoner swap

The Pentagon broke federal law by exchanging five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt.

4 firefighters injured when Ice Bucket Challenge goes wrong

An ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went terribly wrong in Campbellsville, Kentucky, when four firefighters were seriously injured after participating in a group event, according to Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette. Electricity from a power lin

Governor orders drawdown of National Guard in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) -- The tide may be turning in Ferguson, Missouri. For the first time since a white police officer fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, the streets emptied early Thursday. Protest crowds thinned from hund

Brooklyn Bridge flags expected to be returned to NYPD Friday

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Two American flags that were taken from the Brooklyn Bridge are now in the United States and are expected to be returned to the New York Police Department Friday, a law enforcement official tells CNN. The NYPD said they believe

Obama 'third term' label concerns some with Clinton ties

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Very few confidants and former aides were frenzied when Hillary Clinton came under fire for questions about her age, health and wealth. Their view, for the most part, was Clinton is obviously healthy - look at the schedule sh

American Ebola patients released in Atlanta

Both Americans who were treated for the Ebola virus have been discharged from the hospital.

Girl suspended after saying 'bless you'

A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.