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Mississippi-Pardons
Mississippi's attorney general chastised former Gov. Haley Barbour after a judge issued a temporary injunction forbidding the release of any more prisoners he pardoned or gave clemency to before leaving office this week.
INTERNATIONAL
US-Video-Marines-Urinating
The Marine Corps distanced itself Thursday from a video purporting to show members of one of its sniper teams urinating on dead bodies in Afghanistan, even as military officials said they could not immediately verify its origin or authenticity.
Syria-Unrest
Syrian security forces fired the shells that killed French journalist Gilles Jacquier on Wednesday, a Syrian opposition group said, rejecting claims that the France 2 TV journalist was killed by "armed terrorist" fire.
Japan-Breast-Milk-Tests
Government officials say they are considering widespread testing of breast milk samples of new mothers in Fukushima Prefecture, home of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Germany-Shooting
A man accused of killing the prosecutor in a Dachau courtroom during his sentencing will face a murder charge Thursday, German police said.
Myanmar-Cease-Fire
The government of Myanmar has begun peace talks with a major rebel group, signing a cease-fire the Karen National Liberation Army on Thursday, Information Minister Soe Win said.
Latin-America-Ahmadinejad-Visit
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leaves Cuba for Ecuador, the final stop on his Latin American trip.
Thailand-Royal-Law
A Thai advisory panel has recommended an overhaul of the country's lese-majeste law, calling for less severe punishments for insulting the royal family.
Afghanistan-Taliban
Afghanistan's Taliban militants cautioned Thursday that its recent support of peace talks does not mean that it will abandon hostilities or accept "the constitution of a stooge Kabul administration."
Iran-Scientist-Killed
Iran issued an impassioned letter to the United Nations Secretary General making clear that the killing of Iranian nuclear scientists followed a clear pattern, an assertion the country's ambassador to the United States repeated to CNN in an interview Wednesday night.
Australia-Saudi-Sentence
An Australian man sentenced to 500 lashes and a year in prison after his conviction on blasphemy charges in Saudi Arabia is headed home after his punishment was greatly reduced, officials said Thursday.
Iraq-Arabeen
Iraqi forces have tightened security in and around the southern holy city of Karbala as tens of thousands of Shiite pilgrims pour in ahead of this weekend's culmination of a revered mourning period.
Myanmar-US-Suu-Kyi
U.S. diplomats met with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday in another sign of thawing relations between Washington and the Southeast Asian nation.
SPORT-Boxing-Mayweather
An eagerly anticipated clash between two of the greatest boxers of the modern era looks likely to happen later this year if the two camps can compromise on a date.
New-Frogs
The world's smallest vertebrae -- animals that have a backbone -- is a frog that could sit within the confines of your fingernail, a new study reports.
North-Korea-Kim-Body
The body of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il will lie in state in the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, which houses the corpse of his father, Kim Il Sung, North Korean state-run media reported Thursday.
Japan-Iran-Oil
Japan is prepared to gradually reduce the amount of oil it imports from Iran, Finance Minister Jun Azumi said Thursday, as the United States seeks to muster international support to put fresh pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program.
MONEY-2050-Top-Economies
The global research department of HSBC has released a report predicting the rise and fall of the world's economies in the next 40 years. The world's top economy in 2050 will be China, followed by the United States.
Japan-Earthquake
A moderate earthquake rattled northeastern Japan Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.
Australia-Storm
Tropical Cyclone Heidi slammed into northwestern Australia as a Category 2 storm early Thursday morning, dousing the region with torrential rain as residents remained on "red alert" over reports of strong winds and flooding, officials said.
U.S.A.
Alabama-Natalee-Holloway
A probate judge in Jefferson County, Alabama, will consider a request at 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday to have Natalee Holloway declared dead. She disappeared in 2005 in Aruba and no one has been charged in the case.
US-Whites-Only-Pool
A landlord wants the Ohio Civil Rights Commission on Thursday to reconsider its finding that she violated the law by posting a "white only" sign at her swimming pool.
Mississippi-Pardons
Mississippi's attorney general chastised former Gov. Haley Barbour after a judge issued a temporary injunction forbidding the release of any more prisoners he pardoned or gave clemency to before leaving office this week.
Virginia-Missing-Student
The parents of a missing Virginia college student plan to travel to New York on Thursday to assist in his search. Ian Hunter Burnet, a 22-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University student, went missing days after arriving in New York City to celebrate New Year's Eve, authorities said.
New-Hampshire-Same-Sex-Marriage
Craig Stowell fought with the U.S. Marines in Iraq in 2004 and now is fighting for the right of gays, like his brother, to marry in New Hampshire.
TECH-Ultrabooks-CES
At the gadget industry's annual crystal-ball convention, laptops look more like products of Aston Martin than Fisher-Price.
POL-Santorum-Warns-Scary-Rhetoric
During a question and answer session here Wednesday evening, Rick Santorum was forced to be more candid than usual about Mitt Romney's chances in a general election.
POL-Romney-Bolton
John Bolton, the former U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, endorsed presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
POL-SC-Dirty-Politics
South Carolina's dirty political reputation outlives reality
POL-NH-Clean-Up
The votes have been counted, the candidates have moved on to South Carolina, but remnants of a hard-fought battle blanket Manchester, New Hampshire.
POL-Palin-Romney-Documents
Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor who mused with a presidential bid of her own this cycle, suggested Wednesday that Mitt Romney should release records from his time at Bain Capital, as well as his personal tax returns.
POL-Romney-Bolton
John Bolton, the former U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, endorsed presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
POL-Demint-Advisers-Endorse-Romney
A group of loyalists to South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint -- including a top fundraiser for Rick Perry -- will publicly endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid on Thursday, a source confirmed to CNN.