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Judge: Cuban group must leave
The lighthouse that a group of Cuban migrants scaled in an attempt to reach the United States isn't "dry land," a federal judge ruled Tuesday. ... More >>

The last flight and first steps: 'Historic' surge of Cubans crossing into U.S.
Rubén Lorenzo Peláez circles the chair like a ninja, silently shifting from one foot to the other. ... More >>

Cubans in El Paso: Starting a new life
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5,300 U.S. water systems in violation of lead rules
18 million Americans live in communities where the water systems are in violation of the law; the EPA knows of the issues and has done very little to stop them. ... More >>

Woman drives with body in windshield
A motorist who struck a pedestrian drove almost a mile with the man's body lodged in the windshield, his head resting on the passenger seat, police in Oceanside, California, said Tuesday. ... More >>

Is Sotomayor the new Scalia?
On the losing end of a 5-3 decision regarding police searches without a warrant, Sonia Sotomayor last week unleashed a withering dissent. With direct references to Ferguson, Missouri, and a reading list of black authors including Ta-Nehisi Coates and W.E.B Du Bois, Sotomayor took the majority to ta... More >>

Beating victim admits to 'inappropriately' touching children
Christopher Leonard survived the beating in the sanctuary of the Word of Life Christian Church in upstate New York that killed his brother, Lucas Leonard. ... More >>

How one Powerball winner spent his prize money
Mark Hill personally knows the importance of emergency responders: On two separate occasions, his father's life was saved by volunteer firefighters. ... More >>

Opinion: Are political corruption prosecutions doomed?
Can corrupt politicians still be locked up now that the Supreme Court unanimously redefined the rules in vacating the 2014 federal conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, asks Danny Cevallos. ... More >>

Lawmakers to FDA: Lift blood ban on gay men
Two Democratic lawmakers joined the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and others Tuesday in urging the Food and Drug Administration to change its blood donation policy. ... More >>

Is California sitting on the solution to its drought?
Californians: A solution to the drought may be under your feet, according to a study from Stanford scientists. ... More >>

Pat Summitt, legendary basketball coach, dies
Pat Summitt, who built the University of Tennessee's Lady Volunteers into a perennial power on the way to becoming the winningest coach in the history of major college basketball, has died. ... More >>

Plea deal in student rape case
A former Indiana University student accused of raping two students pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in a deal with prosecutors that could spare him jail time. ... More >>

West Virginia residents forced to find new homes
This week West Virginians likely will escape any more of the flooding that has wreaked havoc across several counties, taking at least 23 lives. ... More >>

Chelsea Handler: I had two abortions
Talk show host and comedian Chelsea Handler says she's grateful she was able to get a safe abortion when she became pregnant -- twice -- at the age of 16. ... More >>

12-year-old boy used as bait, police say
Police say a fugitive who's wanted for sexually assaulting three girls lured his victims with the help of another child. ... More >>

Cops: Online predator assaults teen in front yard
"The Hunt's" John Walsh profiles the case of Oscar Menjivar-Herrera, who is charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. ... More >>

Brothers convicted nine years after murder
Two brothers featured on an upcoming episode of CNN's "The Hunt with John Walsh" -- who spent nearly nine years on the run after the murder of a Grand Rapids, Michigan, man -- have been convicted and sentenced to prison. ... More >>

Poll: Most think U.S. economy rigged
The overwhelming majority of Americans believe the economy is rigged. ... More >>

Opinion: What 'Benghazi' means now
The 8th Benghazi congressional investigation has an anti-Hillary Clinton agenda, and no significant new findings, says Frida Ghitis. ... More >>

Trump: Special interests want to 'rape our country'
Donald Trump on Tuesday once again used the word "rape" to describe the economic turmoil he believes bad trade deals are inflicting on the U.S. ... More >>

What a shot! 27 amazing sports photos
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Stars on the red carpet at the Tony Awards
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Behind the scenes of Tim Burton's 'Batman'
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The week in 32 photos
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The Dalai Lama begins his exile
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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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The first gay pride parades
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