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Mitch McConnell rebukes Iran letter criticism

 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back strongly on Sunday against the outrage over Republican senators' letter to Iran, which he called a "manufactured controversy."

Man arrested in connection to shooting of two officers in Ferguson, police say

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11 Americans returning from Sierra Leone for Ebola concerns

  Eleven Americans are being flown back to the United States as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigates the possibility they might have been exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Sandy Hook families sue estate of shooter's mother

 Families of children killed at the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have filed lawsuits against the estate of the shooter's mother, saying Nancy Lanza was careless and negligent in leaving a Bushmaster AR-1

Taming ISIS on Twitter: More than a game of whack-a-mole

One of the most pernicious phrases in the debate over how to counter extremist use of social media is "whack-a-mole."

YouTube and social media give new life to 'Tonight Show' sketches

Historically, late-night TV shows have only had one gauge for what's working and not working: Nielsen ratings. Now they have a second: social media.

Kid stumps Disney's CEO with question

For Disney CEO Bob Iger, one of the toughest questions came from a six-year-old .

Seven Marines killed in helicopter crash identified

The US Marine Corps has identified the Marines involved in the deadly helicopter crash near Pensacola, FL.

McDonald's should take a lesson from Shake Shack

Plenty of people have compared the burgers at Shake Shack, McDonald's and Wendy's. They judge the beef, the bun and the quality of the condiments.

It's finally happening! 'Frozen 2' on its way

If you (or, more likely, your kids) are still singing those "Frozen" tunes over a year later, you'll have a brand new set of tunes in the not-too-distant future.