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  • Change of plans for Mars rover

  • Thousands of kids held in Thailand
    Thousands of migrant children, including newborn babies, are being locked up in squalid and cramped detention facilities each year in Thailand, enduring serious physical and emotional harm, according to a new report.
  • Saudi Arabia seizes 88 terrorists
    Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 men from 10 terror cells who were plotting attacks, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.
  • No charges for cancer patient's parents
    The British couple arrested after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a hospital will not be charged, the Crown Prosecution Service told CNN on Tuesday.
  • Before the iWatch there was...
    After years hovering in the vapor, little more than a dream for Apple fanatics everywhere, the elusive iWatch may be days away from becoming a reality.
  • Unexpected reveal of new iPhone 6
    Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6 on September 9. Tech journalist Jon Erlichman talks about the new features.
  • Fair workers do THIS as kids ride
    KARE's A.J. Lagoe found some employees texting while operating the rides at the Minnesota State Fair.
  • What's gotten into 'Johnny Football'?
    This weeks must see videos include a human catapult and football player Johnny Manziel as "Johnny JamBoogie."
  • Landslide sends casket down hill
    A small landslide causes a casket to slide about 12 feet down a hill in Spokane, Washington. CNN affiliate KREM has more.
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  • Canceled wedding becomes THIS
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  • CNN Iraqi photojournalist dies
    CNN lost a much loved and respected colleague Monday with the sudden passing of photojournalist Sarmad Qaseera. A longtime member of CNN's Baghdad bureau, Sarmad had to flee his country in 2006 after death threats, eventually settling in the United States and continuing his work for CNN based out of Atlanta. He was 42.
  • 6 ways to experience India's Punjab
    When it comes to India travel, the state of Punjab, which borders Pakistan, doesn't make it to the top of that many itineraries.
  • Top movie of the year so far is ...
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  • Cops: Baristas ran sex shows
    Police say a woman ran a prostitution ring out of several drive-thru coffee shops. CNN affiliate KIRO reports.
  • Video shows his death
    The ISIS terror group released a video titled "A second message to America," showing the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff. He speaks to the camera before he is killed.
  • Scenes from horrific video
    In an excerpt from an ISIS video claiming to behead Steven Sotloff, a spokesman blames President Obama for the act.
  • ISIS and the power of terror
    From Hitler to Stalin to Vlad the Impaler, ISIS is taking pages from history to harness the power of terror.
  • New weapon against ISIS: Passports
    UK Prime Minister David Cameron has laid out his battle plan to counter the threat posed by Islamist extremists returning to Britain after fighting with terror groups overseas.
  • Blame who for nude photo hack?
    The latest nude celebrity photo leak is yet another case of how the Internet often lets people do whatever they want to whomever they want.
  • North Koreans use Americans as bait
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  • Life sentence for buying marijuana?
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  • Rick Perry must be hallucinating
    Ruben Navarrette says Texas Gov. Rick Perry's remarks that ISIS may be crossing the border from Mexico are absurd and dangerous to U.S.-Mexico relations.
  • Did U.S. drone kill Al-Shabaab leader?
    A suspected U.S. drone strike targeted Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia, but it's not clear if the leader of the group was killed, a Somali official says.
  • Panic in jet's emergency landing
    CNN's Christine Romans details two U.S. domestic flights that had emergency landings, causing passengers to panic.
  • Bieber arrested on assault charge
    Justin Bieber was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges stemming from an alleged fight after his ATV collided with a mini-van in Canada Friday, a police spokesman told CNN Tuesday.
  • Joan Rivers still on life support
    Joan Rivers remains on life support five days after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, her daughter said Tuesday.
  • '80s rock band singer dies
    Jimi Jamison, who belted out the hits "The Search is Over" and "Burning Heart" for 1980s rock band Survivor, has died. He was 63.
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  • 4 reasons Rick Perry is in trouble
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted on accusations he abused his power, even though DA Rosemary Lehmberg was the one convicted of DWI.
  • 25 survive Marine copter crash
    The Facebook page of the USS Mesa Verde was filled with dozens of well-wishes and thanks to God on Tuesday, a day after 25 Marines and U.S. Navy sailors survived the crash of a Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter as it tried to land on the amphibious transport dock in the open sea.
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    The setup was bizarre. North Korean officials whisked a CNN team away in a van and hours later let them interview three Americans held captive. But why?
  • Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault
    Singer Chris Brown pleaded guilty to simple assault Tuesday in a Washington courtroom as part of a plea deal stemming from a confrontation at a local bar in October.
  • 32 teens escape detention center
    More than a dozen boys remained at large Tuesday after escaping from a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, a spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services said.
  • Horror stories from Ukraine crisis
    In the city of Donetsk, the devastation wrought by weeks of fighting between pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian forces is all too apparent.
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  • Ellsberg: He's a hero
    Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service.
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    An ex-SEAL never meant to hurt her wife and kids by coming out as transgender. CNN's "Lady Valor" airs Thurs. at 9p E/P
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    Ever since it appeared on the cover of Animals, Pink Floyd's 1977 album, Battersea Power Station in London has been famous around the world.
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  • Somalia
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  • Ebola
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, and other countries are unintentionally making it harder to control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden told CNN on Tuesday.
  • Rick Perry
    She was the one caught driving drunk, but in an odd twist of political fate, he's now the one who has just been indicted on felony charges.
  • Photo leak
    A hacker's leak of nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities is now a case for the FBI.
  • Helicopter crash
    The Facebook page of the USS Mesa Verde was filled with dozens of well-wishes and thanks to God on Tuesday, a day after 25 Marines and U.S. Navy sailors survived the crash of a Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter as it tried to land on the amphibious transport dock in the open sea.
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  • Survivor
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  • Justin Bieber
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    The Mississippi Delta is a storied region that sets the standard for all things Southern, good and bad. Here are some of our favorite spots to explore.
  • What to know about Mexico City
    Mexico City began as the home of an ancient empire and grew into a massive, modern metropolis.
  • 8 ways Lyon outshines Paris
    Wine, food, churches, festivals -- France's second city has a sophistication that can elevate it above even the capital.
  • 8 amazing American caves
    Far beneath our feet, amazing caverns yawn and twist. Grab a flashlight and head underground to explore amazing rock formations, underground streams and in some cases, plenty of bats.
  • 50 states, 50 spots to visit
    The coasts get all the glory in the United States, but there's something fun to do in each and every state. Yes, every state. Check out our gallery of travel suggestions for 2014 and share your own.
  • 50 United States in 31 years
    The quest to visit all 50 states is a tradition in Holly Kearl's family. She just checked off her 50th state -- Alabama -- last weekend.
  • Nature's most spectacular shows
    Fireworks are fantastic and human endeavor has its place, but sometimes Mother Nature outshines any performance we can produce.
  • 10 record-setting natural wonders
    The natural wonders of the United States are beckoning to us as the country thaws out. Tallest, highest, hottest: Here are 10 record-setting sites.
  • Blood Falls and more natural oddities
    Earth never stops surprising us. Every corner of the planet offers some sort of natural peculiarity with an explanation that makes us wish we'd studied harder in junior high Earth science class. Here are some favorites.
  • Never a typical night for police
    Officer Jeanet Franklin works the shift from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Atlanta's airport, where there's never a dull moment.
  • A K-9 officer's duty
    TSA canine handler Quatian Allen and her companion officer, Zera, scratch and sniff their way to a secure airport.
  • Virgin Islands
    The British and U.S. Virgin Islands offer crystal blue waters and beautifully serene escapes. iReporters shared their photos with us.
  • Ireland
    Kevin Kane's love affair with Ireland began in 2000, when he and his then-fiancee piggybacked on a trip with his brothers and their wives.
  • Nice, France
    Nice, France, draws celebrities and tourists from all over the world -- for good reason. Check out iReporters' snapshots to see why.
  • Otherworldly places
    We can't visit Mars (yet), but our own planet's unique terrain presents plenty of landscapes with an out-of-this-world feel. Check out iReporters' otherworldly photos, which cover a lot of ground on Earth.
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  • Beaches
    They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
  • Dream trips
    Imagine kicking back on a private island in the Bahamas where the staff caters to your every whim.
  • Penguins
    Hankering to see some happy feet? Antarctica is far from your only option.
  • Summer trips
    We can't take every summer vacation we'd like to take, but CNN iReporters can certainly take us to some of those places. Here, iReporters share some of their summer travels and photos, which cover a lot of terrain.
  • Paris
    As Valentine's Day approaches, we explore all of Paris' glittering allure through the beautiful photos submitted by our iReporters.
  • Autumn color
    Mark Collier grew up in the mountains of Vermont. Every autumn, he would see an influx of tourists flood his state to get a glimpse of the brilliant fall leaves. He didn't get what the big deal was, but he understands now.
  • London landmarks
    London is brimming with historic and iconic sights that create perfect picture postcards. iReporters take us on their own personal tour of London's best with their photos.
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    Another day, another fight about reclining seats on a U.S. airline flight. In the third serious airline legroom incident in two weeks, an angry passenger caused yet another flight to divert Monday night.
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    The crash of the waves on the shore, the sand beneath your toes and even the smell of suntan lotion are still calling.
  • America's most photogenic places
    Photography-wise, you really can't go wrong in a national park or a big city. Check out these travel photographer's 13 glorious photos from these lovely spots around the country.
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    Some things are just better after dark. These experiences around the world prove it.
  • 20 stunning cliffside beaches
    Sandy stretches that meander serenely into gentle waves are lovely. But that's not the kind of beach that makes your knees buckle and has you reaching for your camera before you've got the sunscreen on your nose.
  • Your best travel photos
    Check out our gallery of your best travel photos from around the world, and submit your own at CNN iReport.
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    This is not your grandfather's -- or even your father's -- ol' football museum.
  • Meet the other Florence
    The charming old-world town along the Oregon Coast, where the Siuslaw River curves along its edges, offers spectacular natural views, and it is located along what is arguably the most beautiful and diverse section of the state's coastline.
  • Giving in to the tug of Ireland
    The last time a Ryan stood in the low doorway of the dirt-floored Byre House would have been the day before Willie Ryan passed in 1967.
  • 9 great new U.S. beach hotels
    Summer isn't over yet. These new hotels are keeping it alive and fresh.
  • Celebrate Hawaii in photos
    Formed by volcanoes and steeped in a rich history of Polynesian culture, Hawaii sounds more like a place in a fantasy novel rather than an American travel oasis.
  • Futuristic wilderness hideouts
    Imagine watching the northern lights in Finland through the transparent, geometric roof of your own glass igloo, or stargazing in Chile through the window of your specially designed cabin-observatory, or watching the weather roll in over rugged Julian Alps from your a-frame hut two thousand meters above sea level.
  • Birds in action: 42 glorious photos
    Who among us hasn't fantasized about flying like a bird? We've created hot air balloons, planes and spacecraft to replicate what birds can already do naturally. Check out iReporters' best shots of birds in action.
  • Inside Delta's flight museum
    Spot some of the most impressive aircraft in the world at the newest version of the Delta Flight Museum. You'll also see vintage uniforms and cool first class seating from Delta's treasure trove of memorabilia.
  • 8 weird houses worth a visit
    A house is just a house, right? Not if it's a pyramid, a pickle barrel or a shoe.
  • 11 reasons to visit Panama
    If you're heading to Panama to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Canal, here are 10 other ways to fall in love with the country.
  • The lure of lighthouses
    In honor of National Lighthouse Day, we invited you to share your best lighthouse photos with CNN iReport. It's clear that people love lighthouses.
  • 10 of the world's best hotels
    For 19 years and counting, Travel + Leisure magazine has asked readers to vote for their favorite hotels and resorts. Here are the top 10.
  • 8 places for fantastic fossil finds
    These eight "fossil finds" are family friendly, T-Rex free and can provide learning enrichment for paleontologists of all ages.
  • 10 spectacular U.S. waterfalls
    You're likely to sweat a little to get to some of the best waterfalls. But they deliver a cool refuge and a powerful reminder of nature's force.
  • Secret ruins preserved in photos
    Polish photographer Patrycja Makowska takes incredible images of derelict buildings but refuses to divulge their location.
  • 7 reasons to visit The Hague
    Some people see The Hague as Amsterdam's more sedate (read stodgier) cousin. Fact is, The Hague can be a welcome, peaceful diversion from the nonstop energy of Amsterdam.
  • 16 incredible rooftop bars
    Good cocktails combine with spectacular views across rivers, cityscapes and oceans at these bird-level drinkeries.
  • 10 secret beaches (shhh!)
    To all the locals who have been hoarding the following beaches in the United States and abroad, please forgive us. We can't hide them anymore.
  • Best romantic summer getaways
    These 10 stirring spots around the world have at least one thing in common: a gorgeous backdrop tailor-made for summer romance.
  • Photo secrets of Marrakech
    The gateway to Morocco's Atlas Mountains is a photographer's paradise -- but capturing it on camera isn't easy.
  • Michigan and other cool surf spots
    Tired of sun-bleached, postcard-ready surf spots? There are different ways to carve waves.
  • World's strangest lakes
    Boiling, disappearing, Pepto-Bismol pink: The water's anything but fine at these strange lakes from Trinidad to Thailand.
  • Stunning, all-black Dreamliner
    The debut model of the new fuel-efficient aircraft makes for a head-turning spectacle.
  • 10 most romantic movie spots
    Get ready to pucker up -- to celebrate National Kissing Day on July 6, travel deals website Travelzoo has released a list of the world's top 10 romantic movie locations.
  • Summer's spectacular skies
    Summer skies are a well-primed canvas for nature's glorious, volatile beauty. See photos shot around the world of what makes the season unforgettable.
  • America's oldest city beckons
    Sure you can wear T-shirts and shorts almost anywhere you go in St. Augustine, Florida. You wouldn't be in the Sunshine State if you couldn't.
  • 10 most popular U.S. water parks
    Want to surf 4-foot waves or snorkel in coral reefs as the summer sun shines bright? The top 10 water parks in the United States have waves, reefs, tubing and water slides.
  • American jewel: Yosemite at 150
    It was during the throes of the Civil War, with lots of bloody and brutal fighting still ahead, when President Abraham Lincoln turned his attention to the Mariposa Grove and the Yosemite Valley areas of California.
  • Amazing underwater photos
    "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever," said French explorer Jacques Cousteau. That's certainly true for underwater photography enthusiasts.
  • 11 endangered U.S. historic places
    Solomon Northrup's jail, Hawaii's first Christian church and a nightclub that was vital to the development of African-American music have all found their way onto a 2014 list of 11 endangered historic places.
  • Sneak peek: Harry Potter's Diagon Alley
    First, it was a record-breaking book series, selling more than 450 million copies worldwide. Then, it became the most successful movie franchise in history. Now, it's a theme-park phenomenon.
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    Kamigoten Ryokan has been run by the same family since 1658. Turns out high quality H2O is the key to its longevity.
  • California's best coastal hotels
    A summer road trip up California's Highway 1 wouldn't be complete without a top-notch selection of hotels to make your trip even more spectacular.
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    A woman with a mysterious smile is one of the most magnetic draws at the world's most popular museum.
  • Roaming Hungary's 'Wild East'
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  • 30 of world's best national parks
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  • America's best small towns
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  • World's top 25 amusement parks
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  • The hotel wore Prada?
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  • The beat of Bahia, Brazil
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  • How to combat jet lag
    CNN's Holly Firfer reports on a few tips on how to keep jet lag at bay.
  • Wildlife photos around the world
    Camping in the freezing snow at 6,000 feet. Trekking through the jungle with an armed guard. Sitting on a boat in crocodile-infested waters. These photographers share how they take the best wildlife pictures in the world.
  • 16 stunning futuristic buildings
    CNN iReporters sent in their favorite futuristic buildings from their travels, including an amazing building designed to resemble a human eyeball, an American airport icon and and a bizarre circular structure that defies the imagination.
  • Beach photos that make us drool
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  • 'Survivor' top 10: Jeff Probst's picks
    Jeff Probst was a bit of a travel late bloomer, but the "Survivor" host has more than made up for lost time since the U.S. show debuted in 2000. Here are 10 of his favorite spots, including some from his personal life.
  • World's scariest, best water slides
    We've tracked down nine of the most acceptable and enjoyable ways to wet yourself this summer around the world.
  • Outrageous new hotel designs
    Proving once again that anything goes in China when it comes to design, the country's latest hotels are nothing short of incredible
  • 7 ancient cities of destruction
    The world tends to celebrate the ingenuity and strength of great civilizations that have flourished by successfully subduing nature.
  • Libraries are dying? Think again
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  • Beaches that will make you drool
    They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
  • In defense of all-inclusives
    We see your nose turning up at the notion of booking an all-inclusive resort in Mexico or Jamaica or the Bahamas. Don't rule it out so quickly.
  • Best small town museums
    Towns like Old Lyme, Connecticut, and Springville, Utah, offer outsize collections of Impressionist paintings, modern installations, and folk art—without the big-city crowds.
  • Seat recline fight diverts another flight
    Another day, another fight about reclining seats on a U.S. airline flight. In the third serious airline legroom incident in two weeks, an angry passenger caused yet another flight to divert Monday night.
  • Scary moments cause emergency landings
    CNN's Christine Romans details two U.S. domestic flights that had emergency landings, causing passengers to panic.
  • 31 can't-miss U.S. beaches
    The crash of the waves on the shore, the sand beneath your toes and even the smell of suntan lotion are still calling.
  • America's best small town museums
    Towns like Old Lyme, Connecticut, and Springville, Utah, offer collections of Impressionist paintings, modern installations, and folk art—without the crowds.
  • 15 funniest (English) travel books ever written
    Because a sense of humor is essential when facing the mysteries and miseries of a foreign culture.
  • A view to die for: Dubai time-lapse
    Take a one-minute escape into the heart of Dubai.
  • Summer in the Park: Tetons
    The grizzly bears that claim this park as their home demand respect. They're emblems of a tough and inspiring untamed wilderness.
  • 'Some People Call Me Maurice': Best Los Angeles theme bars
    At these fun Los Angeles bars, the the drinks come with a chaser of kitsch.
  • 15 spots to find natural bridges
    These rocky natural bridges were formed over millennia by flowing waters, which slowly eroded away the rock to create the shape of a bridge. Here are 15 of our glorious favorites from around the world.
  • 19 great ways to blow your bonus
    Scrap all those other bucket lists you've been compiling and start saving -- these memorable-for-a-lifetime trips don't come cheap, or easy.
  • Europe's best new boutique hotels
    A former fire station and a converted girls' school are among the elegant and quirky places celebrating their first summer.
  • 8 irresistible indoor hotel pools
    When it comes to hotel pools, striking décor, luxury amenities and stunning settings mean many indoor swimming holes can now challenge even the most glamorous outdoor pools.
  • 9 intriguing hotel traditions
    Lots of hotels have traditions. But the rituals at the U.S. lodgings we've listed here stand out above the crowd in our book, for either their quirkiness or sheer longevity. We think you'll want to join in on the fun.
  • 15 hidden ski resorts
    The best known winter sports resorts have become that for a reason. Here are the young upstarts hoping to become the Whistlers and Aspens of tomorrow.
  • Best affordable island hotels
    These island hotels make it a breeze to indulge in a beach vacation—without blowing your travel budget.
  • 7 cool industrial-chic hotels
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  • Sleeping with the fish
    Cool Swedish-designed room has three levels of incredible views
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  • Gatsby glam: 8 grand estates
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    Few of us can imagine living the opulent "Downton Abbey" lives of the fictional Crawley family at the turn of the 20th century.
  • Area 51 spy jet pilots talk
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  • Jets born in mammoth building
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  • Spruce Goose's bizarre story
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  • Loving Chicago, despite it all
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  • 11 best ways to experience Hawaii
    Who doesn't imagine packing up and relocating to America's tropical wonderland? Before you flee the mainland, try to experience the islands like a true Hawaiian to see whether you have what it takes to handle all that paradise.
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  • Harry Potter's new park
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