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(CNN) – The story of Kristen Lennon and her former fiance Phillip Merling, an NFL player then with the Miami Dolphins, reveals not only questions about how the National Football League treats domestic violence incidents, but also how the police handle the cases.
Lennon first shared her story with The New York Times. In her first television interview, an emotional Lennon tells CNN the league knew of the domestic abuse, and failed to respond.
"What he needed was not necessarily jail time," Lennon said. "Seriously, he needed psychological help. That's the best thing that they could have did for me, was to give him help."
(CNN) – Aid worker and former soldier Peter Kassig is the third American to be brutally beheaded by ISIS.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh speaks about their friendship.
(CNN) – The death of a second Ebola patient in the U.S. is raising new concerns about the accuracy of tests used to detect the virus.
Dr. Martin Salia was a surgeon based in Maryland. He contracted Ebola while working with patients in his native Sierra Leone. He started showing symptoms ten days ago, but his initial tests came back negative, doctors in West Africa reportedly even cheered the test results and gave him a celebratory hug.
(CNN) – Hackers infiltrated the computer networks at the U.S. State Department and the timing of this revelation could not have been more awkward.
At around the same time that President Obama was shaking hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin over the weekend, what are widely suspected to have been Chinese and/or Russian cyber terrorists hit the State Department e-mail system, which shut down to investigate and plug security holes after "activity of concern" was detected.
Rome (CNN) - Pope Francis is to make his first trip to the United States as the head of the Catholic Church in September, the Vatican said Monday.
He will travel to the World Meeting of the Families, said Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi. The Catholic public event, which celebrates the family as the basic building block of society, is to be held in Philadelphia next year.
"It is the answer to the countless prayers of so many people who have asked God to guide Pope Francis to Philadelphia, the culmination of many months of hopeful anticipation, and the fulfillment of my own confidence that the Holy Father would grace us with his presence next year," Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said in a statement.