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Obama's last transfer of Gitmo detainees
The Pentagon announced Thursday that four more inmates were transferred out of the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, marking the final such transfer under President Barack Obama and leaving the facility's population at 41. ... More >>


Obama commutes 330 sentences, most in single day
President Barack Obama granted 330 commutations, the White House announced Thursday, the most commutations given in a single day by a US president. ... More >>


Chelsea Manning thanks Obama for commutation
Chelsea Manning thanked Barack Obama on Thursday after the President commuted the sentence of the former Army soldier earlier this week. "Thank you @BarackObama for giving me a chance. =,)," she tweeted. ... More >>


Obama Pentagon chief: I did not recommend Manning commutation
Ash Carter, President Barack Obama's defense secretary, did not agree with one of Obama's final decisions as President: commuting the sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning. ... More >>


WikiLeaks celebrates Chelsea Manning's commutation
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears to be standing by his offer to submit himself for extradition to the US in exchange for the commutation of Chelsea Manning's sentence. ... More >>


Nightclub shooter's widow pleads not guilty
The widow of the man who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub last year pleaded not guilty in a federal court in Oakland on Wednesday to all charges filed against her. ... More >>


Teen stolen as baby still loves 'mom'
Alexis Manigo has accepted what police say -- that she was born as Kamiyah Mobley and that the woman who raised her in South Carolina stole her as a newborn from a Florida hospital. ... More >>


Oregon suspends coach after football players hospitalized
Following the hospitalization of three football players, Oregon has suspended the football strength and conditioning coach, and the new head coach has issued an apology. ... More >>


George H.W. Bush hospitalized, spokesman says
Former president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized, his spokesman told CNN early Wednesday morning. ... More >>


Opinion: Fight against sex trafficking bigger than Backpage
On January 9, after an investigation lasting over 21 months, a Senate subcommittee published a scathing report, finding that classified ads website Backpage.com knowingly facilitated online child sex trafficking on the "adult" section of its website. ... More >>


Again, we just experienced the hottest year on record
2014 2015 2016 was officially the Earth's warmest since record-keeping began in 1880s. ... More >>


Alexander Hamilton's letters to be auctioned
If Hamilton fans can't get enough of their favorite Broadway musical, they now can bid to own a personal letter and manuscripts of the Caribbean-born, French- and Scottish-heritaged founding father Alexander Hamilton. ... More >>


Space junk mission leads 2017 rocket launches
Space needs cleaning if costly catastrophic collisions are to be avoided, scientists warn. ... More >>


Dalai Lama: 5 things to keep in mind for the next four years
The Dalai Lama has some advice for anyone who is looking for happiness, no matter what their circumstances. ... More >>


Fun facts from past inaugurations
Sometimes presidential inaugurations are full of pomp and circumstance. Sometimes they end with the newly sworn-in president jumping out of a White House window. Intrigued yet? ... More >>


Twitter tips for our tweeter-in-chief
We're not going to lie; it happens to all of us when we tweet - the errant punctuation, the embarrassing typo. But Donald Trump is our tweeter-in-chief. He types 140 characters; he sends journalists into a tizzy. The rest of us can only wish we had that kind of impact (or followers). So, here are a... More >>


What to watch for at the People's Choice Awards
It's awards season, and Hollywood is hitting the red carpet Wednesday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. ... More >>


Trump wrote his own inauguration speech
President-elect Donald Trump has written his inauguration address draft himself, two senior Trump transition officials told CNN Tuesday. ... More >>


HHS nominee: Financial dealings were legal
Donald Trump's nominee to lead HHS, Rep. Tom Price, defended himself from Democratic accusations of inappropriate financial investments Wednesday morning. ... More >>


Gov. Haley questions US funding of UN
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to be UN ambassador, questioned Wednesday at her Senate confirmation hearing whether the US's funding of the world body is worth it. ... More >>


What millennials need to know about investing
Millennials should start thinking about investing for their future now, because time is the one thing they have on their side. ... More >>


McDonald's just tweaked the Big Mac
For those who think the Big Mac is a bit too big, McDonald's is coming out with the Mac Jr. For those who think the Big Mac isn't quite big enough, McDonald's is unveiling the Grand Mac. ... More >>


GM workers to lose jobs on Inauguration Day
2,000 GM workers are losing their job on January 20, 2017, the day Donald Trump takes office. Many of these workers in Ohio and Michigan voted for Trump. They hope he'll save their jobs. ... More >>


'Make America Great Again' cakes cause controversy
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Fishermen catch 95-inch tuna
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Teen found dead along highway
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22-year-old is world's youngest boxing champ
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Couple says resort infested with bed bugs
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Nina Simone's childhood home for sale
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