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USS Stennis denied entry to Hong Kong port
A U.S. aircraft carrier has been denied entry into a Hong Kong port, according to Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Bill Urban.... More >>


China, Russia have issues with U.S. missile defense
China and Russia are renewing concerns over U.S. proposals to deploy a missile defense system in South Korea following a stream of nuclear tests, missile launches and provocative statements by North Korea.... More >>


Trump says he'd bring Beijing into line
Donald Trump had a foreign policy sales pitch for U.S. voters and a blunt message for the world Wednesday: America comes first.... More >>


2 toddlers found tied, chained in backyard
Around midnight Thursday, deputies went to a house near San Antonio after somebody called to report hearing a child crying in a backyard, according to a Friday news release from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.Recent podcasts: Sanders Demands Clinton Apologize | Guns in America | Radical Islam in... More >>


Students punished after reporting rape at college
Multiple young women claim they received backlash, instead of support, after reporting sexual violence to the Mormon-run school.... More >>


Court: Oral sex not rape if victim is intoxicated, unconscious
An Oklahoma court has struck down a claim of "forcible sodomy" because the victim was drunk at the time. ... More >>


Spate of fatal shootings -- by children
The .40-caliber gun stashed under the driver's seat slipped backward on the car floor, right into the reach of Patrice Price's 2-year-old son. ... More >>


First U.S. Zika death reported
A 70 year old Puerto Rican man died from complications of the Zika virus in February, the Centers for Disease Control and the Puerto Rico Department of Health announced today. This is the first death in the United States or territories where Zika infection contributed to the death, said the CDC.... More >>


SFPD officer accused of perjury, filing false documents
As San Francisco's police chief sought to assure the public that his department was turning the page on a racist and homophobic texting scandal, a SFPD officer was charged with a pair of felonies for perjury and filing a false report.... More >>


No charges yet in death of Delaware student
Authorities in Delaware have not filed charges yet in the death of a 16-year-old girl in a school bathroom fight, Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings said Friday at a news conference.Podcast favorites: Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World | Bernie gets the Axe | Guns in America... More >>


Supreme Court: Texas voter ID law to remain in effect
The Supreme Court on Friday allowed a controversial Texas voter ID law to remain in effect for now, turning away an emergency motion from opponents of the law who say it is one of the most strict in the country.... More >>


4 immunization innovations saving children's lives
We're in a period marked by the most creative thinking to increase immunization in decades. New approaches to old problems are yielding fresh tools to fight disease.... More >>


Teen shot in head survives killing spree
Abigail Kopf winces, nuzzling the side of her head into her Batman pillow. She needs relief.... More >>


Song helps autistic boy cope with medical mystery
One day in 2013, young Bryn Thomas suddenly became very sick. He was pale, anxious, shaking and pacing. For almost two years, his doctors and parents couldn't figure out what was happening to him. And even worse, Bryn was unable to tell them. ... More >>


Cop fired for hitting handcuffed woman
A Florida police officer has been charged with battery and fired for repeatedly striking a handcuffed woman in custody, authorities said.... More >>


N.Korea sentences U.S. man to 10 years
North Korea sentenced a South Korean-born American citizen to 10 years of hard labor for subversion and espionage, China's Xinhua news agency reported Friday. Popular: Guns in America | Sanders Demands Clinton Apologize | Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World... More >>


Officer saves woman from sinking car
It was a daring water rescue unlike any Lt. Erick Jenkins had experienced in his 27-year career with the Groton, Connecticut, Police Department.... More >>


A crash, a rescue and a final goodbye
Some 911 calls stay with first responders the rest of their lives. For Deputies Linda Nolan and Robert Sunkel, a three-vehicle collision in late March is that call. ... More >>


'Basketball Cop' turns noise into project
It all started as a noise complaint: Kids on a residential street in Gainesville, Florida, were playing basketball in the afternoon too "loudly," a neighbor told the police dispatcher.... More >>


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Meet CNN Hero Sheldon Smith
Sheldon Smith's Chicago nonprofit gives young fathers like himself the skills to be positive role models and responsible parents.... More >>


His horses help special needs kids
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The week in 36 photos
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The evolution of surfing
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Bingo halls and rock-star dreams
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A hole punched through history
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'The other side of the glass': Portraits in a liquor store
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Barbra Streisand's first TV special
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Ansel Adams at the Grand Canyon
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World Press Photo Contest: 2016 winners
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Will and Kate's royal family
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What a shot! 29 amazing sports photos
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Historic photos from an extraordinary collection
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Look at me! The best selfies from April
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