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Botched executions can't be new norm
Megan McCracken and Jennifer Moreno say it's unacceptable for states to experiment with new execution procedures without full disclosure
Blow to Obamacare won't stick
Brianne Gorod says the D.C. Circuit panel's decision that killed a regulation key to making Obamacare work showed a determination to gut the law. Fort......
Send U.S. marshals to the border
Ruben Navarrette says President Obama needs to send U.S. marshals to California where they can protect the women and children whom the federal governm......
Obsolete strategy in chokehold death
Errol Louis says the tragic death of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD has its roots in the"Broken Windows" police strategy from the crime-ridden 8......
'Felony murder' a smart move
Danny Cevallos says charging the dad in the hot car death case with felony murder, predicated on child neglect, was a brilliant strategic move
My son is in prison in Mexico
Jill Tahmooressi says she is outraged that more isn't being done to help her son, who is detained in Mexico.
A life-or-death election, literally
A convicted quadruple murderer's execution is on hold. A new governor could push it forward if elected. Critics call it "mob justice."
Slenderman suspect incompetent?
One of the 12-year-olds charged with stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman, Slenderman, was deemed incompetent to stand trial F......
From sex offender to millionaire
Michael Phillips has been spending most of his time these days living in a tiny room in a no-frills northeast Dallas nursing home.
Professor's death baffles cops
The mystery behind the killing of a nationally renowned law professor has authorities in Florida asking for the public's help.
Kendrick Johnson's family sues
The family of Kendrick Johnson filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school officials claiming their lack of action led to his death at the hands of ......
Authorities: Man killed, skinned girlfriend's puppy, put it in freezer
A New Mexico man is charged with extreme animal cruelty after allegedly killing his girlfriend's dog, then skinning the animal and putting parts of it......
Mom lets son walk to park, gets arrested
A mom was charged with a felony for allowing her 7-year-old son to walk unescorted to a local playground. WPTV reports.
Six Philadelphia police officers arrested on corruption-related charges
A band of rogue Philadelphia police officers allegedly held a drug suspect over the balcony railing of his 18th-floor apartment as an interrogation te......
John Walsh's first capture
John Walsh recounts his first captured fugitive -- murderer & rapist David James Roberts.
911 dispatcher mistakenly gave lower priority to deadly FSU shooting
A mistake by a 911 dispatcher is the latest twist in a two-week-old mystery -- the killing of a nationally renowned law professor found shot in the he......
Jesse Ventura wins $1.8M lawsuit against ex-SEAL sniper
It was a lawsuit pitting two larger-than-life personalities against each other -- former pro wrestler and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and ex-Navy SEA......
Reports: Storage unit searched in kidnapping
Investigators searching for clues in the Abigail Hernandez kidnapping case reportedly have a new focus: a storage unit on the suspect's property.
Police: Teen raped at Keith Urban show
A teenage girl was raped at same Keith Urban show where 20 people got so drunk they were hospitalized, police said.
Mother sues Border Patrol over son's 'brazen and lawless' shooting
U.S. Border Patrol agents who killed a Mexican teenager should be brought to justice, a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday argues, claiming the agents used......
Missing teen is home, case still murky
Abigail Hernandez isn't missing anymore, but the mystery of the New Hampshire teen's disappearance has deepened.
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Hilary Duff: Breakup is 'very difficult'
Hilary Duff says her new album is "very positive" but admits that it started out "a lot heavier and a lot darker" because of the separation from her h......
Will this film make Chris Pratt a star?
Hollywood's A-list is a very tough club to crack, and membership is limited to stars of vast appeal with worldwide fame. Chris Pratt may soon get his ......
Actor transforms into James Brown
Chadwick Boseman has every reason to feel good as "Get On Up" opens in theaters. From sex offender to millionaire
Michael Phillips has been spending most of his time these days living in a tiny room in a no-frills northeast Dallas nursing home. 'UPS driver handed me a noose'
A man claims a white UPS driver handed him a makeshift noose during an office delivery. Needles found in meat at store
An Illinois man is facing federal charges for allegedly putting needles in packaged meat at a Shop 'N Save grocery store. This man claims he's a cyborg
A man with an antenna implanted in his skull identifies as a cyborg. CNN's Laurie Segall reports on this growing trend. Son walks to park; mom arrested
After letting her 7-year-old son walk from their home to a park to play, a Florida mother faces up to five years in jail for child neglect. Little girl has a mortality meltdown
Watch 5-year old's meltdown over age and death. Jeanne Moos reports on a sis who doesn't want her bro ever to grow up. 'Big Bang Theory' stalls
Brace yourselves, "Big Bang Theory" fans: Production on the CBS comedy has been put on pause. 'Die Hard' actor dies
James Shigeta, a prolific and pioneering Asian-American actor whose 50-year career includes the movies "Die Hard" and "Flower Drum Song," died in his ......
The big stories pushed to the wayside
While Israel, Ebola and Malaysia Airlines have dominated news cycle, violence unfolds in Syria, Libya, Nigeria and China. 5 medical studies you also missed
Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation i......
Watch robbers get a beat-down
Robbers get beat-down by cashier cashing in on his martial arts skills. Jeanne Moos reports on flying feet, and fists. How often do you wash your sheets?
How often do you wash your jeans, bras and pillows? Here's a definitive guide to keeping all your quarters clean. Fate of Israeli soldier unknown
A cease-fire faltered as Israel accused Hamas of capturing one of its soldiers. Hamas denied it, and its military wing suggested 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin ......
Expert: Most Arab states back Israel
The conflict raging in Gaza is different this time.
Opinion: Terrifying truth about war
What separates this round of the Israel-Hamas battle from earlier others is that there's no predictable path away from much more bloodshed U.S. OKs more Iron Dome funds
Divided on other issues, U.S. lawmakers united in support of Israel on Friday with the Senate approving another $225 million for the Iron Dome missile......
Anne Frank's final entry
Seventy years ago, Anne Frank made her final entry in her diary -- a work, says Francine Prose, that provides a crucial link to history for young peop......
Gingrich: Get schools out of the 1890s
Newt Gingrich says now is the time to experiment with learning that combines teachers and digital resources like the Khan Academy Why the 99% support the 1%
Here's something you don't see every day: The 99% demonstrating in support of the 1%. But that's exactly what's been happening for several weeks all a......
Stephen A. Smith did nothing wrong
After football player Ray Rice was caught on video dragging his unconscious fiancee out of an elevator, his attorney called the incident a "very minor......
House GOP passes border bill
A day late and a compromise short.
Obama: U.S. 'crossed a line'
President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States "crossed a line" and tortured al Qaeda detainees after the 9/11 terror attacks.
Ebola patient coming soon to U.S.
Two Americans infected with Ebola are being moved separately from West Africa to a Georgia base and then transferred to Atlanta's Emory University Hos......
Ebola patients to recover here ...
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers the first look inside Emory Hospital's isolation ward where Ebola patients will be treated Outbreak could be 'catastrophic'
Fear over Ebola is growing as international leaders and health organizations struggle to try to stop the deadly epidemic in West Africa. Choke-hold death ruled homicide
The New York City medical examiner's office confirmed what demonstrators have said for weeks about the death of Eric Garner. The district attorney's o......
Accused girl ruled incompetent
One of the 12-year-olds charged with stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman, Slenderman, was deemed incompetent to stand trial F......
Grandma, 90, in standoff with police
A 90-year-old woman who was fed up with ongoing construction next to her home in Texas, aimed her shotgun at the workers. Grisly search at MH17 site
The largest group yet of international monitors and experts reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine on Friday, where ......
'Fire challenge' injures teens
A "fire challenge," where teens pour rubbing alcohol over their bodies and set themselves on fire, is gaining popularity. 1st grade teacher: No desk for you!
A first grader was forced to sit on the floor for four week as punishment for drawing on her desk. KHOU has more. Coyotes chase man and his dog
A California resident's home-surveillance shows a large pack of coyotes roaming through his neighborhood. KTLA reports. Reporter eats 'unhealthiest' meal
A new survey calls Red Robin's "Monster" burger the "single unhealthiest" meal at a chain restaurant. KXTV reports. What's new on Netflix and Amazon
Netflix and Amazon are adding titles to their streaming options in August. Why are these celebs fighting?
CNN's Lisa France looks at the latest Bieber fiasco with Orlando Bloom and other celebrity beefs. Mmm, celebrity beefs. Ellsberg: He's a hero
Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service. This matters? MANternity photos
Justin Sylvester's wife is pregnant. With a baby. Their second. His first 1-in-30M, this one saved from Publix
Social media helps find home for rare lobster. Central Florida News 13 has the story. World's best city beaches
In these cities, worker drones can strip off the suit and tie, jump into shorts or a bikini and enjoy the beach without leaving the urban perimeter. ......
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.
See what treasure hunters found
A family of treasure hunters found a mystery artifact on the ocean floor in Florida. The gold piece is worth thousands. Married 62 years, they die hours apart
This couple was married for 62 years and died hours apart -- while holding hands. KERO reports on the idyllic love story. The week in 33 photos

Voyager 1: Interstellar superstar
For 37 years, it has revealed the secrets of our solar system. Here's how Voyager 1 made history. Men caught stealing WHAT in 2 min.?
Eight men broke into a store and stole thousands of dollars worth of hair extensions. CNN affiliate KHOU has more. Don't let these jerks ruin your wedding
Whether it's the guest whose cell phone shrills in the middle of your vows or a drunken declaration made from your dance floor, there are just certain......
World's largest naval exercise

Dog passes out from excitement
A dog passed out from excitement when her owner came home from Slovenia after being gone for two years. ATM shocks customers with ...
A Canadian ATM moved customers to tears by giving them money and gifts. The bank said it just wanted to say thanks. Neverland Ranch: Take a buyer's tour
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch may be changing hands. A look at what the new owners will get. Adorable, rare sheep-goat hybrid
This rare sheep-goat hybrid is known as a "geep." The newborn is named Butterfly and was born at an Arizona petting zoo. On board the world's newest jetliner
Takeoff on one of Airbus' new A350WXB test planes is a strangely quiet experience. Bieber v. Bloom: Feud fuels buzz
Justin Bieber tweeted "Keeping it positive" just hours after a clash in a Spanish nightclub with Orlando Bloom on Wednesday. Watch THIS and find the love of your life
Hugs, eye contact and of course, sex. Paul Zak breaks down the "love molecule" and how it effects our lives. Obama: U.S. tortured
The comments were the President's strongest on the subject since he came into office denouncing the Bush years of "enhanced interrogation" of suspecte......
72-hour cease-fire fails in 90 minutes
Israel says one of its soldiers has been captured, and the conflict in Gaza edges closer to escalation than to reconciliation. Ebola outbreak could have 'catastrophic' consequences
Fear over Ebola is growing as international leaders and health organizations struggle to try to stop the deadly epidemic in West Africa. Ebola patients coming to U.S. triggers fears
The news that two U.S. Ebola patients are being brought to the United States has waves of concern ranging from worry to Hollywood "Outbreak" scenarios......
Cop: 'This wasn't going to end well'
Former militia leader David Burgert, who first vanished in '02, evaded capture again in '11, is profiled on "The Hunt" Cops tipped during 'The Hunt'
Investigators say they sifted through hundreds of tips in their search for Charles Mozdir, but a phone call they got during CNN's "The Hunt" with John......
Ebola
The news that two Ebola patients are being brought to America has created waves of concern ranging from mere worry to Hollywood "Outbreak" scenarios t......
Israel-Gaza conflict
After weeks of fighting and more than 1,500 deaths, a humanitarian cease-fire began Friday between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Choke hold death
The New York City medical examiner's office Friday confirmed what demonstrators had been saying for weeks: A police officer's choke hold on a man bein......
MH17
The grisly search for human remains from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 entered a new phase Friday, as the largest group yet of international experts sco......
Slenderman stabbing
One of the 12-year-olds charged with stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman Slenderman was deemed incompetent to stand trial Fri......
Anne Frank
On Friday, August 4, 1944 -- a beautiful summer morning, not unlike the one on which I am writing this now -- a car pulled up in front of a spice ware......
'Big Bang Theory'
Brace yourselves, "Big Bang Theory" fans: Production on the CBS comedy has been put on pause. The week in 33 photos

Look at me! 16 selfies of the week

What a shot! 37 sports photos

The week in 30 photos

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