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Plane Catches Fire at O'Hare International Airport

A plane caught fire while it was trying to depart from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on Friday after it blew a tire on the runway, federal officials said. Passengers were evacuated and there were no serious injuries, the Federal Aviation Administration said

Iraqis displaced by the ongoing operation to retake the city of Mosul, held by ISIS since 2014, gather near Qayyarah on Oct. 24, 2016.

ISIS Reportedly Murders Hundreds of Iraqi Civilians

ISIS militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul have reportedly executed at least 232 people and forced thousands of others to relocate at gunpoint in order to transform them into human shields, the United Nation’s human rights office said

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Apple's New Laptop Kills the Function Keys

Apple is killing the function keys. The company unveiled a new version of the MacBook Pro with a thin touch display that sits above the keyboard. This screen, called the Touch Bar, will display different keys and icons depending on the app that's being used

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Gavin Grimm poses on his front porch during an interview at his home in Gloucester, Va. U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. Doumar ruled Thursday, June 2, 2016, that the Gloucester County School Board must allow Grimm to use the bathroom that matches his gender identity while the case is being litigated in court. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Supreme Court Will Rule on Transgender Bathroom Case

The Supreme Court will take up the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys' bathroom at his high school. Gavin Grimm will not be able to use the boys' bathroom in the meantime

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Russia Gets Voted Off U.N. Human Rights Council

The General Assembly voted Russia off the U.N. Human Rights Council, a stunning rebuke to the country which is increasingly being accused of war crimes over its actions in Syria. The U.N. director at Human Rights Watch called the move a "strong message"

Operations Inside The Ford Motor Co. Kentucky Truck Manufacturing Facility

Economy Picks Up Speed in Last Quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a 2.9 percent rate in the July-September quarter, the strongest pace in two years, as the battered export sector rebounded and businesses finally began restocking their shelves at a faster clip

Ranching Standoff

Jury Acquits Leaders of Oregon Standoff

The leaders of an armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon have been found not guilty of conspiracy and possession of firearms at a federal facility. A jury exonerated brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five others

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally on Oct. 24, 2016 at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.

Team Clinton Outraised Team Trump

In the last campaign finance filing before the election, Hillary Clinton and her super PAC allies have reported raising $702 million through Oct. 19, compared to Donald Trump and his allies, who have raised $312 million

Venezuela Political Crisis

Pro-Government Mobs Clash With Opposition in Venezeula

Pro-government demonstrators massed outside Venezuela's congress Thursday as lawmakers inside debated how to remove the socialist president from office. Opposition lawmakers reported being hit with sticks and pipes by red-shirted government supporters

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, answers questions during the first televised debate with Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, in what's considered a crucial race that could determine which party controls the Senate, on Oct. 27, 2016, at the University of Illinois in Springfield, Ill.

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Apologizes for Insulting Rival

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has apologized for mocking his rival Rep. Tammy Duckworth's Asian heritage during a debate. "Sincere apologies to an American hero, Tammy Duckworth, and gratitude for her family's service," GOP Sen. Kirk tweeted