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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.

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

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

4 children fatally stabbed in Memphis; mother in custody

Officials say four children in Memphis have been fatally stabbed and their mother has been taken into custody

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.

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.

Attackers take hostages at Bangladesh restaurant

Local media report that a group of up to nine attackers took hostages inside a restaurant frequented by both locals and foreigners in a diplomatic zone in Bangladesh's capital

Time running short for changes to North Carolina LGBT law

Time is running short for North Carolina legislators to change a law limiting protections for the LGBT community

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.

This Is How Many Civilians Have Died In US Counterterrorism Strikes

And these estimates don't even include combat zones.

Police: Madison officer fatally shoots man in home invasion

Madison police say an officer fatally shot a man after he emerged from a lake, broke into a home and "aggressed" toward the officer with a pitchfork

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The Latest: Authorities ID man shot by officer in Wisconsin

Officials have released the name of a man was fatally shot by a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, after police say he advanced toward the officer with a pitchfork

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.

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

California governor signs stringent gun bills, vetoes others

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed six stringent gun-control measures, including a requirement that people turn in certain high-capacity magazines and regulations requiring background checks for ammunition sales

Mexican man on Texas death row loses federal appeal

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Mexican man on Texas death row for the slayings of his wife and two children at their Rio Grande Valley home more than 24 years ago

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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.

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.

The Olympics Are Forcing Rio's Poorest Citizens From Their Homes

Construction for the 2016 Olympics has forced many of Rio de Janeiro's poorest citizens out of their homes.