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Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies at 83
The former Negro League upstart turned Cubs legend turned favorite son of Chicago died Friday in the Illinois city, family attorney Mark Bogen said. Banks was 83. ... More >>

40 million in path of winter storm
It's winter after all. ... More >>

NFL says it's looking into Deflategate
Deflategate is not just a bunch of hot air. The league said the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots used footballs that didn't meet league specifications in the first half of the AFC championship. ... More >>

What the heck is Deflategate anyway?
Let's call this NFL game balls for dummies. ... More >>

Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight
The world is closer to doomsday. ... More >>

Palin, Trump both interested in 2016
With a Clinton, a Bush and a Romney all seriously teasing presidential runs, why not a Palin? ... More >>

Obama to meet new Saudi King
U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in order to meet the newly appointed monarch, King Salman, and and pay his respects to the family of the late King Abdullah, the White House said Saturday. ... More >>

See 2015's Super Bowl ads
Get an early look at what companies will be serving up during commercial breaks at this year's Super Bowl. ... More >>

2 Marines die in helicopter crash
Two U.S. Marines died on a training mission in Southern California when their helicopter crashed, a military statement said. ... More >>

Officer's body-cam captures fatal shooting
A man identified as Terence Walker is seen in a police body-camera video bolting from a Muskogee, Oklahoma, officer who felt a weapon after a pat down. ... More >>

Woman gets 4 years for wanting to join ISIS
A federal judge gave a four-year prison sentence Friday to a 19-year-old Colorado woman who admitted guilt in wanting to become an ISIS bride and participate in its jihad in the Mideast. ... More >>

Big asteroid to fly by Earth
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California measles outbreak grows
The measles outbreak in California is growing. ... More >>

CDC: Flu still hitting hard in most of U.S.
The flu is still hitting the U.S. hard, but the number of new infections seems to be slowing down from week to week. ... More >>

Did cop tip man's wheelchair?
A police investigation is underway after video surfaced appearing to show a San Francisco police officer trying to tip a disabled man out of his wheelchair. CNN affiliate KGO reports. ... More >>

How 'American Sniper' is being misunderstood
Is "American Sniper" a pro-military masterpiece or a dovish statement about the folly of war? Neither, its makers say. ... More >>

Rapper Tiny Doo faces prison over lyrics
Song lyrics that glorify violence are hardly uncommon. But a prosecutor in California says one rapper's violent lyrics go beyond creative license to conspiracy. ... More >>

11 rescued off Hawaii coast
Eleven people were rescued on Thursday after their towing vessel -- carrying 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel -- sank off the coast of Oahu, according to Honolulu Coast Guard. ... More >>

Alabama gay marriage ban struck down
States struggling to define the question of marriage equality have an addition to their ranks: Alabama. ... More >>

Cuban diplomats slam U.S. on human rights
U.S. and Cuban officials began a historic round of talks on Wednesday to bridge a 50-year rift in diplomatic relations, but just a day later, the Cuban delegation slammed the United States on its human rights track record. ... More >>

U.S. pulls top Navy officer at Gitmo
The commanding officer of the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been relieved of duty "due to loss of confidence" in his "ability to command," the Navy says. ... More >>

Twins, 9, left home alone for months
A pair of 9-year-olds in New Hampshire who were left alone for days at a time over five months in their family's apartment with just ramen noodles to eat and no operable telephone are now safely in the care of their parents, according to a court affidavit. ... More >>

He bulldozes wife's home ... and everything in it
A woman in New York state says she came home to find her husband had allegedly torn down their home. CNN affiliate News 12 Westchester reports. ... More >>

Top court to review lethal injection case
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to take up a case concerning the lethal injection protocol that left an inmate in Oklahoma to die slowly and gasping for breath in Oklahoma last year. ... More >>

Hidden letter spills family secrets
An 81-year-old man discovers he has a son after finding a letter his wife hid from him decades ago. CNN affiliate WXMI has the story. ... More >>

Puppy undergoes sex-assignment surgery
When animal shelter workers discovered 8-week-old Charcoal was born a hermaphrodite, they performed surgery and she's now ready to be adopted. KIVI reports. ... More >>

Man ticketed for eating a cheeseburger
Madison Turner was headed to a friend's house when he was pulled over by Cobb County police. His crime? Eating behind the wheel. CNN affiliate WSB reports. ... More >>

How Steven Spielberg discovered his calling
Steven Spielberg felt the ghosts of Auschwitz, and realized the role he could play in preserving the concentration camp prisoners' stories. ... More >>

Blitzer: You can smell the death
CNN's Wolf Blitzer describes his visit to Auschwitz and the moment he realized his grandparents' fate. Watch "Voices of Auschwitz" Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. ... More >>

Liberation of Auschwitz
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Auschwitz's forbidden art
The Nazis did all they could to make their Jewish captives faceless, dressing them in uniforms and tattooing them with numbers that would become their new identities. ... More >>

The week in 32 photos
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Your travel photos
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Michael Moore is wrong about American Sniper
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Bill & Melinda Gates: Our bet for 2030
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I'm a feminist and I'm against abortion
Polls taken since the Roe v Wade decision routinely show women in favor of abortion restrictions, and in slightly greater numbers than men. But how can this be? How can any woman want to scale back on the abortion license given them by the U.S. Supreme Court 42 years ago? ... More >>

How states play politics with women's bodies
I operate the only abortion clinic in Wichita. For many of our patients, we are their last hope. ... More >>

Adventures with #MuseumSelfies
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Musicians and injuries
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Photos: Inside Guantanamo Bay
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Shadow photos of dogs reveal their 'primal nature'
Photographers often go to bizarre lengths to earn the confidence of their subjects. ... More >>

Unraveling the myth of the American West
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37 amazing sports photos
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U.S. military's fighter fleet
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Capturing Hollywood dreams
Award-winning photographer Phil Stern captured everything from the battlefield to Hollywood Boulevard. ... More >>

100 years of New York City from above
A century of photos showing New York City from the skies ... More >>

8 castles in the U.S.
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Look at me! 21 selfies of the week
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Wonders of the universe
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People we lost in 2015
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Sitting will kill you, even if you exercise
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Last mission for storied class of warships
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'Frozen': Why kids can't 'Let it Go'
You can't escape Disney's hit phenomena, "Frozen." And there's a science behind why you won't see it go any time soon. ... More >>

O.J. Simpson trial: 20 years later
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What was inside that 1795 time capsule
The time capsule buried by Paul Revere and others contained ... ... More >>

Golden Globes' red carpet
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