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home : news : u.s. news December 17, 2014

Look at me! 28 selfies of the week
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What a shot! 31 sports photos
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2014: The year in pictures
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The year in sports
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The year in selfies
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Meteor shower wows stargazers
A spectacular meteor shower delighted and awed skyward eyes over the weekend in the Northern Hemisphere. ... More >>


Orion: NASA'S next giant leap
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Is Darknet a glimpse of future web?
What will the internet of the future look like? And what purpose will it be used for? ... More >>


He reunites troops with overseas dogs
Pen Farthing founded Nowzad Dogs, a nonprofit that reunites stray animals with soldiers who took them in during combat. ... More >>


Kids 'robbed of their innocence'
In Guatemala, Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes opened the doors of his house to give education and a safe haven to children. ... More >>


'Football has power to create change'
Jon Burns mobilizes soccer fans traveling to the World Cup to do good and make a difference for those less fortunate. ... More >>


Masai warriors 'the best lion protectors'
Leela Hazzah trains Kenya's Masai warriors to become lion guardians instead of hunters, and to help protect their numbers. ... More >>


Violence, grief 'are directly connected'
Annette March-Grier provides a space for children to recover from the death of a loved one at home and learn how to cope. ... More >>


I help kids with autism to fly
Dr. Wendy Ross is the founder of Autism Inclusion Resources, a nonprofit that helps families go to events like ball games. ... More >>


'By injecting music, we can inject life'
For wounded veterans, downtime in hospitals is filled up with music thanks to Arthur Bloom and his program. ... More >>


Young men of color 'feel targeted'
Patricia Kelly brings young men of color to the barn to work with horses and learn about respect and self-understanding. ... More >>


With tools 'children can face down fear'
Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg founded the non-profit Kids Kicking Cancer, a program that helps kids battling cancer. ... More >>


They compete 'for the rest of their life'
Ned Norton keeps two jobs so he can keep up his passion: to train people facing disabilities. ... More >>


Body of suspected killer found
Police in suburban Philadelphia conducted an intense manhunt for a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and five former in-laws, the DA said. He spared the lives of his own children. ... More >>


Debilitating outbreak sweeps Americas
Its name means "bending over in pain." It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people -- 155 of them fatally -- since spreading to the Americas one year ago. ... More >>


Mom: My son was lynched
Claudia Lacy says she can accept anything: even that her youngest son committed suicide -- if it's proven and explained to her. ... More >>


Weiner dog's weight loss will shock you
A 77-pound dachshund slims down, becomes a calendar boy! CNN's Jeanne Moos has a winner of a wiener dog. ... More >>


Body of suspected killer found
Police in suburban Philadelphia are conducting an intense manhunt for a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and five former in-laws, the DA said. He spared the lives of his own children. ... More >>


Did 'Jackie's' rapist ever exist?
On a fall night two years ago, Jackie, the alleged victim of a brutal gang rape, recounted her story in vivid detail to two friends. She recalled the assault for Ryan Duffin and Alex Stock on picnic tables at the quaint University of Virginia campus. ... More >>


Mom: My son was lynched
Claudia Lacy says she can accept anything: even that her youngest son committed suicide -- if it's proven and explained to her. ... More >>


Chaos over new Air Jordans
In Houston, large lines of shoppers line up for a shot at the latest Air Jordans. KPRC reports. ... More >>


1795 time capsule unearthed
A crew is at work in Boston unearthing a time capsule believed to be buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in 1795. ... More >>


Shocking vid as rare tornado hits
Video shows severe winds and damage as a tornado sweeps through Los Angeles. ... More >>


'Oh God, it's Mom': Pundit brothers called out on C-SPAN
Boys may become men, but they will always be their mothers' sons. ... More >>


Friends' accounts differ significantly from victim in UVA rape story
On a fall night two years ago, Jackie, the alleged victim of a brutal gang rape, recounted her story in vivid detail to two friends. She recalled the assault for Ryan Duffin and Alex Stock on picnic tables at the quaint University of Virginia campus. ... More >>


The yearbook pic they didn't want you to see
A high school senior's yearbook picture includes her two great loves: her dog and hunting. CNN affiliate WTEN has more. ... More >>


Cop uses stun gun on elderly man
A Texas police officer pulled over a 76-year-old man then tackled and used a stun gun on him. KPRC reports. ... More >>


Alcatraz escapees could have lived, study says
On June 11, 1962, three Alcatraz inmates -- John Anglin, Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris -- attempted to leave the infamous San Francisco Bay island prison. They may have made it, says study by Dutch researchers. ... More >>


#AskACop becomes trending forum for vents about police
#AskACop was launched as an opportunity for the public to pose questions of police officers, who have been under the spotlight in the wake of Michael Brown and Eric Garner's deaths. It became a trending on Twitter, as many used the hashtag to rail against what they viewed as some police officers' u... More >>


Source: 14 arrested in connection with deadly meningitis outbreak
Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with the deadly 2012 national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections distributed by a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, a law enforcement source told CNN on Wednesday. ... More >>


Alan Gross freed, U.S. and Cuba strike historic deal
U.S. contractor Alan Gross, held by the Cuban government since 2009, was freed Wednesday as part of a landmark deal with Cuba that paves the way for a major overhaul in U.S. policy toward the island, senior administration officials tell CNN. ... More >>


'Breathe Easy' T-shirts stir controversy
Eric Garner's final words have become a rallying call for protesters across the country. ... More >>


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