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Police name suspect in arson, quadruple homicide
The torture-killings in one of Washington's poshest neighborhoods may be solved by DNA on a pizza. ... More >>

34-year-old suspect faces first degree murder charges
Police have identified a 34-year-old man as a suspect in last week's quadruple homicide and arson fire at a mansion in Washington D.C. CNN's Joe Johns reports. ... More >>

Profiler: Mansion killings ringleader arrogant, ignorant
Analyzing the information from the Washington mansion murders, former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole gives her insight into the person behind the crime. ... More >>

Police believe suspect is in New York
Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier says they believe Daron Dylon Wint, the suspect in the Washington mansion fire, is in New York. ... More >>

An unlikely friendship blossoms between a killer and a scholar
A few months ago, Kelly Gissendaner wrote a letter to a pen pal across the Atlantic. She told him the state of Georgia was about to fix a date for her execution. One evening soon, she would be strapped to a gurney, needles would be inserted into her arm, and poison would course through her veins un... More >>

Officer killed a day before she would've started maternity leave
Omaha, Nebraska, police officer Kerrie Orozco died in a shootout a day before her baby daughter was to leave the hospital and she'd start maternity leave. ... More >>

Third man charged in death of nursing student Holly Bobo
Authorities have charged a third man with murder in the 2011 disappearance of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo. ... More >>

Grammy winning rapper helps save driver's life
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper Layzie Bone helped save a driver's life in Wyoming after the man went into a diabetic shock and lost control of his car. CNN affiliate KCWY reports. ... More >>

Emergency declared in California oil spill
Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency to help clean up an oil pipeline spill that may have dumped more than 100,000 gallons of crude in Southern California. ... More >>

Denver mom's shaming video draws sharply contrasting reactions
A Denver mother's video of her public shaming of her daughter is drawing millions of views of Facebook, and both compliments and criticism of the mother. ... More >>

Teacher accused of letting students have sex in classroom
An Atlanta-area teacher was arrested after a parent accused him of letting middle-school students have sex in his classroom. ... More >>

Nightmare dental procedures done on kids
A Florida dentist is accused of harming children while collecting millions of dollars for unwanted procedures. CNN's Victor Blackwell is Keeping Them Honest. ... More >>

911 call: 'We have a baby in the car! Stop!'
The 911 call has been released from a face-off between an SUV driver and dozens of bikers in New York. CNN's Alexandra Field reports. ... More >>

Top 10 U.S. beaches named
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Girl Scouts welcome transgender girls
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Ex-supermodel sues Cosby
In November, supermodel Janice Dickinson said in an interview that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982 after the two had dinner in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. ... More >>

Mysterious object caught on camera at museum
Surveillance cameras at the U. S. Space Walk Hall of Fame Museum captures a mysterious object on camera. CNN affiliate WKMG has more. ... More >>

Disturbing findings about campus rape of freshmen women
A new study about the incidence of rape involving college freshmen women will probably add to the ongoing debate about whether enough is being done on campuses to keep students safe. ... More >>

School refuses grieving family's graduation request
The family of a high school student who passed away in South Carolina is requesting that the school honor her in a special way. WHNS has more. ... More >>

Alleged prostitute sentenced to 6 years in Google exec's death
An alleged prostitute accused in the death of a Google executive pleaded guilty on Tuesday, and was sentenced to six years in prison. ... More >>

College sued over forced vaginal exams
Two college students say they were forced to submit to transvaginal probes as part of their classroom training to learn how to perform the medical procedure. ... More >>

Starbucks employee loses job after meltdown
Isn't the customer always right? This Starbucks employee didn't think so, and let the customer know. A video of the incident has since gone viral. ... More >>

Mugshots: Texas biker shootout
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Biker arrested in Waco is former vice cop
An ex-vice detective who embraced the culture of a reputed outlaw biker gang. ... More >>

Police to leave Texas biker shooting scene -- but then what?
Three days after bikers turned a Texas parking lot into a battlefield, police are expected to leave the scene of carnage Wednesday. ... More >>

Bandidos v. Cossacks: A deadly fight for territory
Like some families, biker gangs tend to settle scores among themselves. Privately, if not quietly. ... More >>

The most dangerous biker gangs in the U.S.
CNN's Miguel Marquez explores the most dangerous biker gangs in the U.S. and their locations and their antics. ... More >>

The 'Wild Ones': A history of biker gang violence
Biker gangs have been a part of American culture almost as long as the motorcycle itself -- sometimes demonized, sometimes glorified. ... More >>

Former undercover agent decodes biker vest patches
Author Charles Falco, who infiltrated biker gangs for U.S. law enforcement agencies, explains what the insignia on the back of biker gang vests mean. ... More >>

Amelia Earhart crosses the Atlantic
In 1932, American aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone. ... More >>

Look at me! 28 selfies of the week
Take a look at 28 selfies of the week from May 12 through May 19. ... More >>

What a shot! 40 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 40 amazing sports photos from May 12 through May 18. ... More >>

The week in 35 photos
Take a look at 35 photos from the week of May 8 through May 14. ... More >>

Los Angeles crime scenes in 1953
Crime writer James Ellroy has teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Museum on "LAPD '53," a new book that looks at crimes in the city more than 60 years ago. ... More >>

Iconic America: How to get that shot
A photo pro explains how to capture some of America's most famous landmarks while dealing the summer travel crowds. ... More >>

Mother, son both fighting cancer
Cheryl Mauthe is hoping that 2015 is the year when good things begin again. ... More >>

Society's forgotten animals
The Rolling Stones sang about them, and Ford named its most iconic sports car after them. ... More >>

The U.S. military's best photos of 2014
A sergeant wipes away a tear while kneeling before a battlefield cross at a Memorial Day ceremony for fallen service members at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. ... More >>

U.S. aircraft carrier classes
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Wreck of the USS Independence
Gallery of the wreck of WWII aircraft USS Independence with historical photos ... More >>

The Vietnam War
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The Oklahoma City bombing
On April 19, 1995, the Albert P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was rocked by a truck bomb. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500. ... More >>

Seeing humanity in farm animals
Photographer Ronan Yver spent several years with farm animals, getting to know their personalities through his wide-angle lens. Seeing the humanity in their eyes, he began to create a catalog of common feelings and moods and character traits, labeling the photos with captions such as "pride" or "el... More >>

Shocking celebrity splits
View pictures of shocking celebrity breakups. ... More >>

Found: First warm-blooded fish (and we've been eating it for years)
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Pluto's tiny moons spotted
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is the first-ever mission to Pluto. It's due to arrive in July. ... More >>

Triple Crown
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Obama's best unscripted moments
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Best places to experience Native American culture
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The best states for bicycling
For the eighth year in a row, Washington was named the most bicycle-friendly state in the country, while others like Massachusetts and Utah rose in the ranks thanks to policies and infrastructure funding strategies that encourage people to get on bicycles. ... More >>

U.S. Military
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Space + Science
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Diet + Fitness
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Best of Travel
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People we lost in 2015
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