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Why hundreds will race for Boston
I was about halfway through the marathon when I saw the man with the plastic pink flamingo. Like me, he was jogging down a highway in coastal North Carolina. Unlike me, he had a beanie -- yes, with propeller -- perched on his head. ... More >>

'Blood moon' mesmerizes sky gazers
Stargazers glimpsed a rare treat as a "blood moon" crossed the Earth's shadow Tuesday. ... More >>

'Modest hope' to slow warming
Keeping global warming down to a level people can live with means cutting carbon emissions to "near zero" by the end of the century, even in an increasingly industrialized world, the top U.N. experts on the issue reported Sunday. ... More >>

Scan a brain, read a mind?
What we write online may be intercepted, filtered and publicized, but we'd like to think that the thoughts and images in our heads are totally private. ... More >>

Asian pollution could impact weather
A study finds that air pollution from Asia directly affects the storm pattern over the Pacific Ocean. Researchers further speculate that this could be driving freak winter weather in North America. ... More >>

Hate-filled violence threatens all
Mark Levin, a rabbi in Overland Park, says hate-stoked violence touched his Jewish community but plagues many groups in the U.S. Friends and clergy of all faiths share outrage over the attack. ... More >>

Philly journalist backed little guy
Elmer Smith remembers Chuck Stone, the legendary journalist from Philadelphia who was known as a thorn in the side of police and an advocate for the little guy ... More >>

If government guaranteed income
David Wheeler says as middle-class careers continue to disappear, we need a monthly cash payment to everyone ... More >>

Democrats, show spine on taxes
Julian Zelizer says Democrats need to advocate for a progressive tax system to fight inequality and fund valuable government programs ... More >>

Right wing deadlier than jihadists
Peter Bergen and David Sterman say the Kansas Jewish Center killings are part of a string of lethal violence in the U.S. that outstrips al Qaeda-influenced attacks. So why don't we pay more attention? ... More >>

Keystone to worsen climate change
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Henry Waxman say read deep, and you'll see the federal Keystone pipeline report spells out the pipeline is bad news ... More >>

Murder charges brought in KC shootings
White supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross has been charged with premeditated and capital murder in Sunday's killings at a Jewish community center and assisted living facility near Kansas City, Kansas. ... More >>

Snowden leaks win Pulitzers
Two news organizations' stories about National Security Agency surveillance, based upon documents leaked by Edward Snowden, have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service, often described as the highest prize in American journalism. ... More >>

Google Glass makes you target?
Glass, Google's high-profile entry into the world of wearable tech, may help launch a revolution if it's released later this year as expected. But test models already on the street have begun playing a more unlikely role -- as symbols in a simmering fight over Silicon Valley's impact on the city of... More >>

Mom: Lily was 'painfully beautiful'
A man charged in the alleged hit-and-run death of a 4-year-old girl at a Florida day care center will remain in jail at least until a Monday hearing about bail, a judge in Orlando ruled Friday. ... More >>

Blood moon delights sky gazers
Sky gazers caught a glimpse of the "blood moon" crossing the Earth's shadow Tuesday in all its splendor. ... More >>

Mom killed 6 babies?
A 39-year-old woman in Utah told police she either strangled or suffocated at least six babies immediately after she gave birth to them over a period of years, a document shows. ... More >>

Europe to Florida by kayak
Olek Doba's slow, lonely kayak journey across the Atlantic Ocean is nearing an end this week. ... More >>

'Blood moon' wows sky gazers
Stargazers glimpsed a rare treat as a "blood moon" crossed the Earth's shadow Tuesday. ... More >>

On anniversary, Tsarnaev awaits trial
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been frozen in the public mind by four images. ... More >>

Bear drags woman from garage
Officials say a woman was taken to the hospital after she was dragged from her garage by a black bear. ... More >>

Boston perseveres a year after bombs
"We respond, we endure, we overcome and we own the finish line," Vice President Joe Biden said as Boston marked the anniversary of the bombings at its namesake marathon. ... More >>

Tax-writing lawmakers: Do as I say ...
The House Ways and Means Committee is the oldest, and arguably the most powerful, in Congress with members responsible for writing the nation's tax laws. ... More >>

Europe to Florida by kayak: Another bucket list check
Olek Doba's slow, lonely kayak journey across the Atlantic Ocean is nearing an end this week. ... More >>

Want pot? Head to the vending machine
Pot vending machine is full of "pizazz." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the unveiling. ... More >>

Solar plane 'flies forever' without fuel
Flight pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg have unveiled a sun-powered plane that will attempt the first round-the-world solar flight. ... More >>

Police: Sex offenders wore GPS monitors during killings
Two convicted sex offenders, who have been charged with raping and murdering four women in Southern California, were wearing ankle monitors at the time of the alleged crimes, police say. ... More >>

Bear drags woman from garage
Officials say a woman was taken to the hospital after she was dragged from her garage by a black bear. ... More >>

Will Ferrell: A serious note
Back in 1993, my friend Craig Pollard set out with a very simple mission. He wanted to help cancer survivors realize their dreams of a college education. ... More >>

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Is Safe Passage ... safe?
Anxiety simmered in the days before Chicago's school year began. Everyone there knew about the city's intractable gang problems, the explosive violence that came with it -- and the dangerous, shifting territories schoolchildren might cross even more often just to get to school. ... More >>

Doctor takes on gun violence
On the next episode of the CNN Original Series Chicagoland, a gun violence spike has Dr. Dennis fighting to save lives. An all new episode of Chicagoland. Thursday night at 10/9c. ... More >>

Chicago division not Emanuel's fault
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not creating two cities, despite Kevin Coval's view in a recent opinion piece about the series "Chicagoland" that's airing on CNN. ... More >>

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