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Report: Commandos storm Dhaka restaurant

Officials are telling Reuters that Bangladeshi police stormed a Dhaka restaurant in an effort to free the hostages. CNN's Jonathan Mann reports.

California's tough gun laws are getting stricter

California's gun laws are getting even more stringent

4 children fatally stabbed in Memphis; mother in custody

The mother of four young children who were stabbed to death in a gated apartment complex in Tennessee is being held for questioning, but authorities have not charged her with a crime

Taj Mahal strike enters 2nd day over health care, pensions

As a strike at the Trump Taj Mahal enters its second day, a top manager for owner Carl Icahn says Atlantic City's main casino workers' union appears "hell-bent" on trying to shut down the casino

Why Bernie Sanders Is Still The Big Winner Of This Primary Season

The Democratic Party released a draft of its platform Friday, and it's chock-full of Bernie Sanders' ideas.

There's a Reason Your Spaghetti Spoon Has a Hole

Here's a fun thing you probably didn't know but there's a specific and useful reason why your spaghetti spoon has a hole in it. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has that reason.

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Austria's Election Do-Over Could Put The Country's Far Right In Power

Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer's narrow electoral defeat was thrown out by Austria's Constitutional Court on Friday.

The Latest: Dhaka restaurant owner has no contact with staff

The owner of the Bangladeshi restaurant at the center of the bloody hostage-taking says he wasn't able to communicate with his staff

Report: Albuquerque police failed in use-of-force reviews

A federal monitor says the Albuquerque Police Department has struggled to adequately review use-of-force cases, while the SWAT units are doing a better job of de-escalating stand-offs and other high-stress situations

Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Almost Got Us Too

A new study is saying that not only did the Dinosaurs die from the asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago but 93% of mammals passed as well. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the story.

Trump and Clinton looking for different things in a VP

Veepstakes: Hillary Clinton is putting a premium on diversity, and Donald Trump wants someone with political experience

A Teen Will Face Trial For Encouraging Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself

She's facing manslaughter charges for a string of text messages she sent leading up to his suicide.

North Carolina lawmakers leave LGBT law largely intact

A law limiting protections for LGBT people was left largely intact Friday by North Carolina lawmakers who chose only to make a minor revision to the wide-ranging measure

Apple sued in China over showing of war film from the 1990s

A Beijing court says it has accepted a case against tech giant Apple brought by a subsidiary of China's broadcasting regulator over a propaganda film that is more than 20 years old

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Players have shot at $415 million Mega Millions prize

Friday night's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history

Venezuela's Political Crisis Is Devolving Into A Humanitarian One

More than 80 percent of Venezuelans say they don't have enough food.

The most popular July 4th fireworks (2015)

More than 225 million pounds of fireworks are expected to be ignited this year. Here are some of the most popular ones.

Tesla driver's death using car's 'Autopilot' probed by NHTSA

Federal officials are calling it the first U.S. fatality involving self-driving technology

Dhaka hostage standoff: 2 dead, ISIS claims credit

Armed terrorists have been holding as many as 20 hostages at a cafe in a diplomatic zone of Bangladesh's capital for more than eight hours. The standoff followed a gun battle with police that left at least two senior officers dead and 40 people injured. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

The Latest: Experts ID dead whale that washed onto beach

Experts have identified a dead humpback whale that washed up onto a beach on the Los Angeles

Husband surprises wife with 500 roses after chemo treatment

A dozen roses simply weren't enough for a Nebraska man who wanted "to do something special" for his wife to celebrate her last chemotherapy treatment, so he raised money and surprised her with 500

Keillor hosts his last 'Companion' Friday night in Hollywood

Some 18,000 fans at the Hollywood Bowl will be transported to Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, Friday night as writer and humorist Garrison Keillor hosts his final episode of the old-style variety show "A Prairie Home Companion" after 42 years on public radio

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This Is How Many Civilians Have Died In US Counterterrorism Strikes

And these estimates don't even include combat zones.

New Evidence Supports Pluto's Subsurface Ocean Theory

New evidence coming our way as a result of NASA's New Horizons mission is saying that Pluto has a subsurface ocean. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.

Several Killed, Hostages Taken During Attack In Bangladesh

The attackers stormed a popular cafe in the capital city of Dhaka, engaging in a firefight with police.