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Nearly 60,000 U.S. bridges are in desperate need of repair
Nearly 40 million Americans will kick off one of the busiest travel seasons in history this Memorial Day weekend, jarred by potholes on America's roads, crossing her aging bridges, riding her antiquated railways and taking off from airports that draw international scorn.... More >>

Take a deeper look at D.C.'s corroding Arlington bridge
CNN's Rene Marsh looks at the corrosion happening inside the Arlington Memorial Bridge, and one of the attempts to fix it. ... More >>

Spectacular new bridges around the world
In a world of bamboo skyscrapers and transforming apartments, it's easy to forget about the bridge, the humble structure that makes getting from point A to B all the more simple. Sponsored: Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Read This Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this. ... More >>

Where almost no one lawyers up
On the south side of this wounded city, young black men and women fill a youth center on a recent weekend to learn how to exercise their civil rights. ... More >>

Navy probing 'American Sniper' medal records
The Navy is investigating why documents show a discrepancy between the number of medals awarded to Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and what he wrote about in his best-selling book "American Sniper.... More >>

Photo reveals Haitian West Point grad's American dream
If you need proof that triumph can have many faces, look no further than this stunning photo of recent West Point graduate Alix Idrache.... More >>

Americans are fatter than ever, CDC survey finds
The results are in from the one of the largest and broadest surveys of health in the United States. And although many of the findings are encouraging -- more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015 than in previous years -- the gains were overshadowed by rising rates of o... More >>

Woman busted with meth-stuffed burritos
Border agents in Tucson, Arizona, busted a woman trying to sneak in a pound of meth disguised as burritos.... More >>

A new future of TSA security lanes?
New experimental TSA passenger screening lines opened for the first time. Are they faster? ... More >>

Shipwreck found at Boston work site
It was a typical day at work for construction crews in Boston. ... More >>

The U.S. is still using floppy disks to run its nuclear program
Want to launch a nuclear missile? You'll need a floppy disk.Sponsored: Drivers Will Be Furious When This Finally Happens If you drive less than 50 miles a day, this new rule will shock you. ... More >>

More tornadoes could touch down Thursday in central U.S.
Tornadoes have been touching down in the Plains states since Monday.... More >>

SC bans abortion after 20 weeks
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law Wednesday making it illegal for a woman to obtain an abortion after her pregnancy reaches 20 weeks, press secretary Chaney Adams said.... More >>

Dead BMX biker had CTE
Iconic BMX biker Dave Mirra was found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the same brain disease that has been diagnosed in a number of former professional football players, including Junior Seau and Ken Stabler. Mirra is the first extreme sport athlete to be diagnosed with the disease. ... More >>

Football players rally around dying coach
Don Horton was a dad to hundreds of college football players, and now some of them are coming to the dying coach's aid.Podcast favorites: Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World | Bernie gets the Axe | Guns in America... More >>

Paying kids not to kill
The four teens kick back and talk openly with their mentor. They discuss job opportunities, the need for support and the possibility of a trip out of state.... More >>

28 people paid to stop crimes
Homicides by firearm have declined dramatically since the Office of Neighborhood Safety in Richmond, CA, started its Operation Peacemaker initiative in 2009.... More >>

Southern charm, deadly streets
Shoppers happily stroll the sidewalks of Savannah's open-air City Market. The sweet smell of freshly made pralines provides an inviting aroma across the historic district, and horse-drawn carriages amble down streets carrying tourists to antebellum homes and manicured gardens. ... More >>

Trump has a woman problem -- 3 of them
Donald Trump has another woman problem -- three of them.Sponsored: Drivers Feel Stupid For Not Knowing This New Rule Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this. ... More >>

In Trump attacks, Clinton finds her voice
As she has trudged toward the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton has struggled to find a message that could impassion her Democratic voters the way her rival Bernie Sanders has.... More >>

Clinton, Sanders neck-and-neck in California
A new California poll shows Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders locked in a dead heat, while likely Republican nominee Donald Trump trails both Democrats in general elections matchups in the blue state.... More >>

The week in 31 photos
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The evolution of surfing
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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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U.S. military photos from April
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Ansel Adams at the Grand Canyon
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John Wayne: An American icon
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Will and Kate's royal family
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What a shot! 30 amazing sports photos
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Historic photos from an extraordinary collection
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Look at me! 15 must-see selfies from May
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