The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was barreling toward the climax of his greatest speech when he made a split-second decision that would seal his place in history.

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Two Honolulu police officers were shot and killed when they responded to a call for help Sunday in Waikiki.

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Scientists have identified a new coronavirus, which has infected more than two hundred people since the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports on the origins of the mysterious SARS-like virus and the scientific race to control it.

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The oil and gas industry needs to work harder and faster to tackle the climate crisis if it wants to remain profitable, a leading energy group says.

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Global inequality is "out of control" because of biased economic systems that exclude many women while allowing billionaires to amass huge fortunes that do little for society, according to Oxfam International.

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Take a look at 28 amazing sports photos from January 12 through January 19.

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It's been more than two decades since a President of the United States went on trial in the Senate. Then it was Bill Clinton, today it is Donald Trump. And as different as the two impeachments are, there are some common elements. One that surprised many was Trump's choice this week of Kenneth Starr as one of his defense lawyers. Starr led the controversial investigation of Clinton's relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky that provided the impetus for the impeachment.

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Nicola Shanks was browsing the aisles of an antique store in Cortez, Colorado, last week when she noticed several signs that took her aback.

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CNN analyst Elie Honig reviews President Donald Trump's legal defense team as the impeachment trial approaches.

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While most kids would ask for the hottest toys for their birthday, five-year-old Tyler Sliz from Libertyville, Illinois, asked for something unexpected -- bedding ... yes, like blankets, pillows and sheets.

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A stray cat in Wisconsin had her ears removed due to chronic and painful infections. So a helpful woman crocheted her some new ones.

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Princess Diana's former Chief of Staff Patrick Jephson reacts to Prince Harry's speech publicly addressing his and Meghan's decision to leave royal life.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants you to know that impeachment, like a diamond, as the saying goes, is forever. Last Sunday, she stated as much to ABC's George Stephanopoulos, saying, "This President is impeached for life," and adding that "there is nothing the Senate can do to ever erase that."

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In 2020, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday falls in a national election year, one that reminds us of the importance of voting rights, citizenship and political activism to the health of our democracy. King imagined America as a "beloved community" capable of defeating what he characterized as the triple threats of racism, militarism and materialism.

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