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CNN/ORC poll: Majority says reject Iran deal

By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
A majority of Americans want Congress to reject the recently-negotiated nuclear deal with Iran, even as President Barack Obama's approval rating continues to stand in net-positive territory for the second month in a row, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

Gov announces closure of notorious Baltimore jail

By Wesley Bruer, CNN
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the closure of Baltimore City Jail, a men's detention facility that has been plagued by scandals and corruption investigations for decades.
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Will Pollard's release help Obama, Bibi get along?

By Oren Liebermann
The upcoming release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard after 30 years in prison hardly seems coincidental. Relations between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are strained, and Netanyahu has been one of the most vocal critics of the deal that the U.S. recently made with Tehran to curb Iran's nuclear program. The release of Pollard, a name that has been a fixture in Israel for the decades that he has been in prison, could be seen as a way of improving relations between the two leaders, especially after years of lobbying from Netanyahu.
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Taliban leader's death could lead to more ISIS recruits

By Jamie Crawford, National Security Producer
The recent news that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been dead for two years could bring with it a challenging scenario for the United States -- a potential bounty of new recruits for ISIS.
A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015.

U.S. intelligence assessment focuses on cockpit activities of MH370

By Evan Perez, CNN Justice Reporter
A preliminary assessment by U.S. intelligence agencies, produced in the wake of the MH370 disaster, suggested it was likely someone in the cockpit deliberately caused the aircraft's movements before the Malaysian airliner disappeared.
398323 03: A sign hangs in the offices of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America December 7, 2001 in New York City. About 200 Planned Parenthood facilities received anthrax hoax letters last month in Fed Ex packages. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Anti-abortion group claims credit for Planned Parenthood hacking

By Theodore Schleifer, CNN
An anti-abortion group has reportedly claimed credit for hacking Planned Parenthood, the women's health organization that has been under scrutiny for recently released videos showing officials from the group casually discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue.

9/11 panel co-chair: Photos show challenge

By Tom LoBianco, CNN
Peering at the drawn-out look on former Vice President Dick Cheney's face and the expressions of other top Bush Administration officials, former 9/11 Commission Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton remembers the feelings of the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks which shaped the nation.

Campaigns choose email over fancy technology

By Tanzina Vega, CNN
Forget Twitter, Snapchat or Periscope. For campaigns seeking to connect with voters and raise money heading into 2016, there's no better technology than old-fashioned email.

Meet the woman behind the woman on the $10 bill

By MJ Lee, CNN Politics and Finance Reporter
Her quiet campaign burst into public view last month when Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced to national fanfare that a woman of historical significance will be featured on the next $10 note.

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