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Why do moms kill?
Sara West asks: What would cause a parent to do such a seemingly unnatural thing as kill a child?
Rabbi: Hate threatens us all
Mark Levin, a rabbi in Overland Park, says hate-stoked violence touched his Jewish community but plagues many groups in the U.S. Friends and clergy of......
Survivor dances again
Professional dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombings. She allowed CNN to follow her inspiring recovery.
Du Pont heir avoided prison
Though Robert H. Richards IV was convicted of rape, the wealthy heir to the du Pont family fortune was spared prison by a Delaware court in 2009 becau......
U.S. extremists: Deadlier than jihadists?
Peter Bergen and David Sterman say the Kansas Jewish Center killings are part of a string of lethal violence in the U.S. that outstrips al Qaeda-influ......
Chicago: Land of 'saved' & 'damned'
Kevin Coval says Chicago isn't creating good jobs for the poor, middle class and isn't providing good schools for its children, of all colors
Arrest in highway shootings
A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with highway shootings in the Kansas City area, police said .
Case file: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been frozen in the public mind by four images.
India: Court win for 'third gender'
In a ruling that human rights groups are calling historic, India's Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the country's transsexual and transgender individu......
Kansas killings and hate groups
The killings of three people at Jewish sites in Kansas are a stark reminder that even as hate groups are on the decline in the United States, some amo......
Iranian woman faces execution
The United Nations and international human rights groups joined a growing call on Monday urging the Iranian government to call off the impending execu......
Denver husband to face murder charge in 911 call killing
A Denver man accused of killing his wife as she called 911 will face a first-degree murder charge, the Denver District Attorney's Office said Friday.
Hear chilling 911 calls from California bus crash
A bus carrying California high school seniors was struck by a FedEx tractor trailer last week.
Supreme Court could weigh in on NSA case, justice says
A Supreme Court justice Thursday night suggested the legality of National Security Agency activities could be decided by the court.
Minister accused of abusing young girls in his church
Authorities nationwide are searching for a Minnesota minister accused of 59 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct with two young girls while they w......
'X-Men' director hit with sex abuse lawsuit
A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing a teenage boy 15 years ago.
Van with children driven into river
A New Jersey woman accused of driving a van with her three teenage children into a river has been charged with attempted murder, weeks after a Florida......
Former NFL star Darren Sharper denied bail in Arizona
Even though he's being held in California, retired NFL star Darren Sharper was denied bail Thursday by a judge in Phoenix, Arizona, a spokesman for th......
Polygamist Warren Jeffs' Texas ranch being seized by state officials
Texas authorities initiated the seizure of the 1,600-acre ranch where prosecutors say polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and others sexually abused c......
Woman killed after 13-minute 911 call
A woman in Colorado was killed after a 13-minute long conversation with a 911 dispatcher.
Burglar seen looming over a baby's crib
A burglar is caught on surveillance camera creeping through a home's nursery in Harris County, Texas.
Mammogram tech jailed for faked records
A former Georgia hospital technician was sentenced to up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manipulating the mammogram records of 1,289 ......
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Is the galaxy full of Earths?
Jim Bell says NASA's latest discovery support the notion that habitable worlds are probably common in the galaxy. Ukraine crisis could pull U.S. to war
Graham Allison says if an unchecked and emboldened Russia foments conflict in a nation like Latvia, a NATO member with a Russian speaking population, ......
See why Navy paid $3 billion for this
The US Navy's newest stealth destroyer is twice as long as the Statue of Liberty but barely shows up on radar. The best show you're not watching
If fans thought season one of "Orphan Black" was mysterious, get ready to spiral deeper down the rabbit hole for a second season. The show returns thi......
Taylor Swift surprises bride at shower

Cries, screams greet 13 victims
The bodies recovered Sunday were carried through a cordon of police -- who themselves shed tears -- and past wailing family members. 'There is no hell like this'
Located 12 miles from the accident site, Paeng Mok Harbor has become a refugee camp for the brokenhearted. Suicide risk a concern
South Korean officials have made mental health counselors available to the families of the missing. No one has approached them. Survivor texts were fake
Disgust, anger and shock greeted official statements from South Korean authorities that texts and social media posts from survivors trapped inside the......
Wracked by guilt, full of gratitude
Tethered to an IV drip, 71-year-old Shin Young Ja lies under a thin fleece blanket, nursing a broken back and wracked with survivor's guilt.
Ferry captain defends actions
The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry is defending his actions as rescuers continue the search for survivors. Pope shakes up church again
Thousands of Christians gathered at one of Rome's most famous landmarks Friday night as Pope Francis led the Catholic ceremony known as the Stations o......
Boy stumbles upon prehistoric find
Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago -- are long extinct, but apparently it wasn't tooth de......
Was bullying a factor in girl's suicide?
It is a case about alleged bullying that garnered national and international attention. And now, the file in the case of Rebecca Sedwick's suicide rai......
Group mum on missing schoolgirls
One more Nigerian schoolgirl who was among 129 kidnapped earlier this week by suspected Boko Haram militants is back home, an education official said ......
Drone finds 1,000-year-old village
Archaeologists used a drone to peer through the dry New Mexican desert to find this hidden treasure. KRQE has more. See Rosie O'Donnell's 50-lb. weight loss
Rosie O'Donnell will be sporting a new look when she returns to "The View" in May. Cartels show force on social media
CNN's Nick Valencia reports on the ways in which Mexican drug cartels use social media. Miley Cyrus tour postponed
The American leg of Miley Cyrus' tour is now officially over, thanks to an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic. Easter egg hunt reveals dead body
A Tennessee woman helping her son hunt for Easter eggs makes a startling discovery in her own backyard. WBIR reports. Flight 370 search at 'critical juncture'
"Today and tomorrow, it's imperative that we focus because the experts have narrowed down the search area," a Malaysian official says. CNN reporter faces claustrophobia
Martin Savidge describes his claustrophobia and recounts the difficulties of spending days in a deep-diving submersible. Cost of undersea search
A prolonged undersea search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could cost nearly a quarter of a billion U.S. dollars if private companies ar......
U.S. troops to train near Ukraine
Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk dug in Friday despite an international deal aimed at being a key first step in resolvin......
Putin won't recall his troops
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen and Jim Sciutto report on upcoming U.S. military exercises in Eastern Europe. Lawsuit: I want '8THEIST' car tags
Shannon Morgan identifies as an atheist and wants the world, or at least the car behind her, to know it. But the state of New Jersey says no.
Body ID'd as missing 5-year-old
A body found off a central Massachusetts highway has been positively identified as that of Jeremiah Oliver, a 5-year-old boy who was missing for month......
Body found in 'wrapped condition'
Police found a body that has been positively identified as that of missing 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver. Everest survivor: We hid
Another Sherpa guide died in Friday's Mount Everest avalanche, bringing the death toll to 13, a Nepalese government official said Saturday. Gunmen attack Pakistani news anchor
Gunmen opened fire Saturday on a prominent Pakistani TV news anchor, an attack his brother linked to the nation's government despite its firm denial. ......
Meteor or UFO? Fireball lights up sky
Russia Today says officials have not yet identified this mysterious object seen in the sky over Murmansk, Russia. Is it possible to live forever?
Morgan Spurlock dives into the world of "futurism," and sees if its possible to live forever FBI questions Delta flight passengers
The FBI screened passengers from a Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Denver on Friday after a potential security threat. Parents flip out as boy is snatched
What looked like a real kidnapping sent parents into a frenzy. CNN affiliate KCPQ reports on why the "kidnappers" did it. Ellsberg: He's a hero
Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service. Has smartphone innovation stalled?
Here's a short message to smartphone makers before you try to wow us with a bunch of glitzy features in your next device: Don't do it. What victim's mother did next is shocking
The murderer was seconds from death, a noose around his neck. Then the mother of his victim walked up to the gallows. A photographer talks about what ......
The week in 33 photos
Boston University student Sebastian Filgueira-Gomez observes a moment of silence in Boston on the one-year anniversary of the marathon bombings. Just ......
50 people turning 50 this year

You won't believe what happens next
A vending machines helps a woman narrowly escapes death after a truck plowed into a store where she was shopping. Judge erupts: 'I hope you die in prison'
A convicted killer interrupts a relative of the victim during sentencing, prompting a Michigan judge to erupt in court. Star couples who can't stay apart

Saudi Arabia to build tallest building ever
Work will likely start on the Kingdom Tower next week. When it's finished, it will stand 3,280 feet tall -- 558 feet taller than Dubai's Burj Khalifa.......
You can't wear that to prom
For Holly Manson, a mom of three teens in Oakland, Maine, one simple saying has made the difference between absolute dread during prom season and actu......
Watch child grow from infant to 14
Frans Hofmeester made a time-lapse video by filming his daughter every week, from birth until she turned 14 years old. The most luxurious safaris
African safaris have upped their game.
The cutest video you will watch today
A 5-pound bear cub was dropped off in an animal carrier. The cub is estimated to be between 8 and 10 weeks old. Worst 'Wheel of Fortune' player ever?
A contestant on "Wheel of Fortune" happens to be the luckiest spinner, but the worst guesser in the game show's history. Burglar seen looming over a baby's crib
A burglar is caught on surveillance camera creeping through a home's nursery in Harris County, Texas. Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
As Easter comes into view, the thoughts of billions of Christians turn to Jerusalem, to a sacred weekend that includes the crucifixion and resurrectio......
Meet Michaela
Michaela Pereira on her background, her parents, and helping L.A.'s kids. Police file raises questions about death
In a handwritten note, Rebecca Sedwick listed "bad things" people called her, such as "ugly" and "outcast." She also listed "good things" including "p......
Photos that hit home
Boston University student Sebastian Filgueira-Gomez observes a moment of silence in Boston on the one-year anniversary of the marathon bombings. Just ......
Dragon blasts off to space station
Belching smoke and fire, SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral. The International Space Station's robotic ar......
How much was bullying a factor in her suicide?
The police file in the case of Rebecca Sedwick's suicide raises questions about whether she was bullied in the months before her death. 10 things you didn't know about Las Vegas
Maybe you think of the Rat Pack, showgirls, mobsters and martinis. Or perhaps it's bachelorettes and bros on a bender. But there's much more to the ci......
9 people dead in Mount Everest avalanche
A group of about 50 people, mostly Nepali Sherpas, were hit by the avalanche at more than 20,000 feet, according an official. The avalanche took place......
Salsa legend killed in car wreck
Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of salsa music, a crooner with one of the most recognizable and imitated voices in Latin music and a Puerto Rican ......
Arrest made in Kansas City road shootings
Local and federal authorities have been trying to find out who is behind some 20 shootings on major highways and roads around the city since March 8. ......
What victim's mother did next is shocking
The murderer was seconds from death, a noose around his neck. Then the mother of his victim climbed up on the gallows. A photographer talks about what......
In blast-shattered town, a 'new normal' emerges
One year ago, death and devastation came to the town of West, Texas, when a fertilizer plant exploded. Today the town is more united than ever.
'We own the finish line'
A moment of silence at the finish line, the tolling of church bells and a solemn flag-raising ceremony capped the first anniversary of the Boston Mara......
Remembering Boston

After a tragedy, preserving the love
In the weeks after the bombing, a spontaneous memorial grew in Boston. A year later, those items have found a home. Inside the manhunt
The FBI shares new details into the manhunt for the suspects in the Boston marathon bombing. South Korean ferry
The relatives of passengers on a capsized South Korean ferry cried loudly as authorities pulled body after body onshore Sunday morning, a solemn proce......
Flight 370
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 drastically changed course then soared to near its peak altitude, a senior Malaysian aviation source said -- adding yet a......
Ukraine
Two days after an international pact was brokered with the stated goal of easing tensions in Ukraine, the major players met again in Kiev to hash out ......
Mastodon tooth
Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago -- are long extinct, but apparently it wasn't tooth de......
Mount Everest
Another Sherpa guide has died in Friday's Mount Everest avalanche, bringing the death toll to 13, a Nepalese government official said Saturday.
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell will be sporting a new look when she returns to "The View" in May. Prom
For Holly Manson, a mom of three teens in Oakland, Maine, one simple saying has made the difference between absolute dread during prom season and actu......
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said......
The week in 33 photos

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