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More trouble ahead for South Carolina
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County seeks protection from 'God's wrath' over gay marriage
They say it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Tonight, a Tennessee county wants to do just that.... More >>

California governor signs 'right to die' bill
As California Gov. Jerry Brown pointed out Monday, ABX2 15 is not just any other piece of legislation: By definition, it's a matter of life and death.... More >>

U.S. military is on its way to getting its Iron Man
After an American commando died kicking in a door during a raid in Afghanistan, the top commander of U.S. Special Operations vowed to prevent similar tragedies.... More >>

Pediatricians to tweak 'outdated' screen time recommendations for kids
There are plenty of I-know-this-is-probably-not-a-good-idea moments as a parent -- those times when you let your child do something or eat something or play something that you think might not be the healthiest way to go.... More >>

Amtrak passenger train derails; 6 injured
An Amtrak passenger train has derailed in Northfield, Vermont, and emergency personnel are responding, the company said on its Twitter account.... More >>

Civil rights activist dies at 100
Grace Lee Boggs, an American writer, activist and feminist, has died at the age of 100.... More >>

How to help S.C. flood victims
Deadly flooding has engulfed parts of South Carolina, forcing people from their homes. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has activated the National Guard to help with flood rescues, and charitable organizations are responding.... More >>

At least 9 people dead in South Carolina's historic rain
This is the kind of deluge that might happen only once every 1,000 years.... More >>

Heartbreaking photos from storm
A deluge roared over the East Coast, causing blackouts and evacuations while threatening rainfall records in South Carolina and the southern Appalachians.... More >>

'#Being13' special starts a conversation on social media
Celebrities, parents and others on social media reacted in a big way to CNN's special report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens," hosted by Anderson Cooper on Monday night.... More >>

I was the Unpopular Kid. Now I'm a parent
Social media may have made it worse, but bullying is something almost every 13-year-old will encounter, and parents need to help... More >>

Opinion: Teen perils of lurking on social media
Teens who lurk on social media can suffer by feeling excluded when they see their classmates and friends having fun online... More >>

Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day
"I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It's really bad," said Gia, a13-year-old. "I literally feel like I'm going to die."... More >>

Report: El Faro captain couldn't divert due to engine problem
The captain of the missing ship El Faro attempted to divert the vessel from dangerous waters plagued by Hurricane Joaquin, but could not due to a mechanical problem, the Associated Press reported.... More >>

Killer spared 'lucky one' in exchange for 2 tasks
For reasons he might never understand, Matthew was chosen to live by the gunman in last week's Oregon college shooting. But he had to perform two tasks.... More >>

Snowden ready to go to U.S. prison
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What a shot! 42 amazing sports photos
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Pilot dies during American Airlines flight
The pilot of an American Airlines passenger jet died during a flight from Phoenix to Boston, an airline official told CNN on Monday.... More >>

Sheriff who 'will never' say shooter's name is no fan of gun control
When Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin stood in front of reporters and declared he would never utter the name of the man who opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College, he was immediately hailed -- and criticized -- for his stance.... More >>

From war hero to ghost ship
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Bizarre sex rites in Warren Jeffs' polygamous church
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Oregon college shooting survivor played dead
Tracy Heu sat in the front row of her writing class Thursday, with her future ahead of her: She was on her way to becoming a licensed practical nurse, living a life of service and providing for her three children.... More >>

Teen repels shark with punch after bite
A blacktip shark bit a teenager at a Volusia County, Florida, beach Sunday, local officials told CNN.... More >>

Any town could be Roseburg
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