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A dud bomb, a foiled bank heist and a very twisted plot

cnn.com — But this whodunit began Monday in a quiet cul-de-sac in Bristol, Connecticut. And two days later, police say they are still searching for the two men who forced their way into Yussman's home and ordered him to carry out the heist. It was still dark, when Yussman pulled into his driveway, he told police.

Man raped women after luring them to be part of fake sleep study, sold video of the attacks

cnn.com — Authorities arrested 54-year-old Hideyuki Noguchi, after one of the women saw herself in a video online and came forward. Police investigated and arrested Noguchi, who has been charged with incapacitated rape, according to Chiba Prefecture Police spokesperson Satoshi Kono. Authorities say Noguchi has told them the number of victims is about 100.

Man accused of raping women during fake sleep study, putting video of attacks online

cnn.com — Authorities arrested 54-year-old Hideyuki Noguchi, after one of the women saw herself in a video. Police investigated and arrested Noguchi, who now faces charges of incapacitated rape in some three dozen cases. Authorities say Noguchi has told them the number of victims is about 100.

ISIS' Japanese hostages receive mixed sympathy at home

edition.cnn.com — One of the first statements she made, before making a direct plea to ISIS to spare her son's life, was an apology to the Japanese people. "Thank you for your great kindness and I apologize for the tremendous inconvenience and trouble that my son has caused," she said.

ISIS' Japanese hostages receive mixed sympathy at home

cnn.com — One of the first statements she made, before making a direct plea to ISIS to spare her son's life, was an apology to the Japanese people. "Thank you for your great kindness and I apologize for the tremendous inconvenience and trouble that my son has caused," she said.

Japan: No word from ISIS on hostages as deadline draws nearer

edition.cnn.com — Japanese officials have said they are doing their best to communicate with ISIS, which threatened in a video released Tuesday to kill two Japanese citizens it's holding within 72 hours if it doesn't receive the huge sum it's demanding.

Japanese hostage's Syrian fixer: This day was coming

cnn.com — The Syrian fixer for the Japanese reporter now held hostage by ISIS, warned him not to go into the ISIS-held areas. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

U.S. naval ship grounded off Japanese coast

cnn.com — "The safety of the civilian crew members and the environment are our top priorities. So we're taking this situation very seriously and will continue to investigate the situation until it's resolved," Commander William Marks, spokesman for the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, said. The U.S.

Japan: No word from ISIS on hostages as deadline draws nearer

cnn.com — Japanese officials have said they are doing their best to communicate with ISIS, which threatened in a video released Tuesday to kill two Japanese citizens it's holding within 72 hours if it doesn't receive the huge sum it's demanding.

With time ticking on hostages, Japan wants to communicate with ISIS

edition.cnn.com — Time is running out: ISIS put out a video Tuesday giving the Japanese government 72 hours to pay $200 million, or else Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa -- like other ISIS captives before them -- will be killed. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that his government estimates the deadline will come at 2:50 p.m.
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Feb 28, 2015

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Feb 28, 2015

This small town lost about a fifth of its residents in the #MissouriShooting. We're live on #CNN. instagram.com/p/zpO_RpAvyZ/

Feb 27, 2015

Gov. Nixon on #MissouriShooting: “This is a horrific tragedy & our hearts go out to the victims of these senseless acts and their families"

Feb 27, 2015

Hwy Patrol Sgt: "We see a lot of bad stuff & this is bad" 7 shot dead at 4 #Tyrone residences, suspected gunman kills self #MissouriShooting

Feb 27, 2015

I'm heading to this #MissouriShooting. Reports of multiple crime scenes. Terrible day in #Tyrone.... fb.me/1YgUWXJj7

Feb 27, 2015

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Feb 26, 2015

RT @CNNTonight: Waiting in the wings for his #CNN debut. This #llama not on the lam. He'll be joining @donlemon shortly. pic.twitter.com/7tVPsVwlGE

Feb 26, 2015

RT @OutFrontCNN: Mystery drone sightings spark security concerns. Can the U.S. stop an attack by a drone? cnn.it/1A8aSKz @CNN

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