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Source: Matt was slowing me down, Sweat says
Three weeks after their prison break, Richard Matt and David Sweat have been caught -- with one now dead, the other critically wounded. ... More >>

How suspects were caught
See photos from the manhunt for two convicted murderers who broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, on June 6. ... More >>

Sweat's mother: He always got in trouble
Pamela Sweat says she didn't watch the coverage of the manhunt and reflects on her son's troubled past. She speaks with TWC News Binghamton. ... More >>

Sgt. Jay Cook hailed as hero
Sgt. Jay Cook knows the densely forested terrain of upstate New York. He's spent most of his career patrolling in the region. ... More >>

New York prison break timeline
Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York on June 5, setting off one of the largest manhunts in recent history. ... More >>

Woman climbs pole, removes Confederate flag
Dressed in climbing gear and a helmet, Brittany "Bree" Newsome shimmied up a 30-foot flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina state Capitol early Saturday and removed the Confederate battle flag that has reignited national debate over the emblem's place in modern America. ... More >>

North Carolina prison worker accused of helping killer escape
Another convicted murderer escaped from prison, with the help of a correctional officer with whom he was having sex, authorities say. This time the drama unfolded in North Carolina. ... More >>

American teen charged with supporting ISIS
Federal officials on Monday arrested a New Jersey man who was allegedly plotting to provide material support to ISIS. ... More >>

High court deals setback to EPA
In a loss for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act when it decided to set limits on the emissions of toxic pollutants from power plants without first considering the costs of the industry to do so. ... More >>

Hundreds flee from homes in wildfire
A wildfire burned out of control late Sunday in central Washington, forcing residents in hundreds of homes to evacuate, authorities said. ... More >>

Helicopter rescues boater after being swept over dam
Video shows the dramatic rescue of a boater who was swept over the Linganore dam in Maryland. ... More >>

Police rescue 400 pound pig from basement
A report of a gruesome crime scene turned into an unlikely porcine rescue operation. ... More >>

Shark attack on Carolina coast
At least five reported shark attacks this month have swimmers proceeding with caution as they head to coastal beaches in North and South Carolina. ... More >>

Earthquake hits city of Volcano in Hawaii
An earthquake struck the Hawaiian city of Volcano on Saturday evening. ... More >>

Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition gets worse
Family members of Bobbi Kristina Brown floated in and out of an Atlanta-area hospice care facility Thursday where the young woman was recently moved. ... More >>

Patient paid $500,000 after doctor caught doing this ...
Anesthesiologist caught on tape trash-talking patient who's out cold! CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the half-million dollar colonoscopy. ... More >>

Chilling letters force family from $1.3M home
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8.52-carat diamond found at Arkansas park
An 8.52-carat diamond was found at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park on Wednesday. It's the fifth-largest gem to be discovered by a park visitor. ... More >>

The next battle over gay rights
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Some couples wed, some forced to wait
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Same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states
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Read the Supreme Court opinion
In a landmark opinion, the Supreme Court ruled today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, handing gay rights advocates their biggest victory yet. Read the court's opinion below. ... More >>

Cruz seeks to harness conservative outrage s
Ted Cruz is moving quickly to galvanize conservatives frustrated by the Supreme Court's landmark decisions this week. ... More >>

Obama calls plaintiff during CNN interview
President Obama called Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the same-sex marriage Supreme Court case, after his landmark win. ... More >>

Couples celebrate ruling
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The fight for equality isn't over yet
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Why so many shooters are male
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Why the fascination with Rachel Dolezal?
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Listen to the Pope about climate
Pope Francis' new encyclical on climate change is a profound reminder that we have a shared moral obligation to address climate change and the immeasurable human suffering it is causing around the world. ... More >>

Trump's outrageous Mexico remarks
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Inequality can be dismantled at the root
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We need to focus on prison culture, not Joyce Mitchell
We should stop focusing just on Joyce Mitchell and consider the lack of oversight and dismal prison culture that let inappropriate relationships flourish ... More >>

A transient way of life
Tattoos cover their faces and bodies -- marks of permanence to contrast their transient lifestyle. Some wear their hair in dreadlocks; others wear worn bandanas around their necks. ... More >>

U.S. women compete in the World Cup
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Lions and tigers and ... Bigfoot?
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Taylor Swift bids farewell to cats
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The faces of America's Car Museum
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Youngest U.S. Open champion since 1923
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A timeline of the Vietnam War
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A side of Lincoln you may not have seen
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Korean War veteran 'dumbfounded' over war photo
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What if your country disappeared?
Where do you go when your country vanishes because of climate change? John Sutter visits the Marshall Islands to find the surprising answer. ... More >>

Island poet: '2 degrees is a gamble'
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner gives an impassioned reading of 2 Degrees, a poem about climate change and the threat it poses to the Marshall Islands. ... More >>

Veterans 'walk off' the horror of combat
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I don't want to die alone,' she said
A dramatic hospital encounter inspires a Texas woman to help thousands. ... More >>

Undercover with the homeless
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Joyful reunions of people and pets
Pen Farthing, who founded a nonprofit that reunites soldiers with stray dogs and cats they took in during combat, is the 2014 CNN Hero of the Year. ... More >>

Wise words for angry young men
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Best U.S. seaside escapes
Drowsy port towns aren't trying to make it big. ... More >>

Most diverse place in America?
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Tyra Banks shows off her naked face
On Wednesday, Tyra Banks got naked. ... More >>

Ex-business partner of McStay family will go to trial
Details of how the McStays died emerged as a judge ruled the man accused of killing them will stand trial. ... More >>

U.S. Military
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People we lost in 2015
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