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Family massacre highlights region's ties to drug trade
The slayings of eight family members have rattled this southeast corner of Appalachian Ohio. They also highlight the region's growing dependency on illicit drugs for income and comfort.... More >>


Speculation swirls in Ohio family murders
Ohio police still do not have a motive in the fatal shootings of eight family members out of Pike County. CNN's Nick Valencia reports.... More >>


Ohio shootings: What we know
Heartless. Well-planned. Mysterious. And terrifying.... More >>


Mom of victim: Heroin is a 'death sentence'
Molly Malone still cries when she talks about her son.Podcast favorites: Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World | Bernie gets the Axe | Guns in America... More >>


Freight train derails in D.C.
A CSX train derailed about 6:40 a.m. in Washington and leaked sodium hydroxide, according to Doug Buchanan, a D.C. fire department spokesman. ... More >>


The hot car death case: What you need to know
Two years ago, a Georgia family's nightmare became a front-page mystery. As the date of the trial approaches, here is a primer on the case. ... More >>


Florida crash leaves 6 dead, including 4 children
Six people, including four children, are dead after a car crash on I-95 in Florida late Saturday night. ... More >>


Malia Obama to attend Harvard after gap year
Malia Obama, the oldest of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama's two daughters, will attend Harvard University. ... More >>


Bergdahl's defense wins battle over classified documents
The defense team for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, has won access to hundreds of thousands of pages of classified information. ... 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.Podcast favorites: Bernie gets the Axe | Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes GOP Leader... More >>


Ringling Bros. retires its elephants
After years of giant tricks and synchronized dances, the elephants at Ringling Bros. will perform in one final act Sunday.... More >>


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 >>


Texas flooding kills woman, 4 grandchildren
A woman and her four grandchildren died after being swept away by floodwaters in eastern Texas on Saturday morning, police said. ... More >>


Cops: Army soldier raped by another
A soldier stationed at Fort Bragg has been charged with the rape and kidnapping of a fellow solider, police said Saturday.... 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.... 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.Popular: Guns in America | Sanders Demands Clinton Apologize | Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World... 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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