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Two sisters say they survived a home invasion and helped capture the suspects by climbing in a bathroom cabinet and calling 911. CNN affiliate WKRN reports.
Two explosions rocked Colombia's capital on Thursday, injuring at least eight people.
ISIS campaign stretches into Egypt | ISIS publicly smashes artifacts from Palmyra | Photos: ISIS terror threat
Stuffed beside the terrible birthday gift your grandma mailed was always the one redemption: Bubble Wrap. That instantly amusing piece of packaging is losing its pop -- literally.
Been digging CNN's "The Seventies?" While the series takes a week off for Independence Day, why not spend part of your holiday weekend binge-watching some of that decade's best films? We've made it easy with a list of seven essential '70s films available you can stream on Netflix to tide you over until "The Seventies" returns on July 9.
An award-winning zoologist at the University of Granada captures unprecedented images from inside a spider.
Girl Scouts evacuate the White House lawn during an overnight camp-out. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on what made the Scouts scram.
The upset bug has struck Rafael Nadal -- again -- at Wimbledon.
When Jacky Alcine looked at his Google Photos app recently, he was appalled by what he saw. The facial recognition software had tagged pictures of him and a friend, both of them African-Americans, with the word "Gorillas."
Excited for the summer blockbuster season? CNN's Lisa France gives you the rundown on what to see -- and what to skip -- in theaters.
Bree Newsome removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Capitol. She and James Tyson speak with CNN's Kate Bolduan.
Music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs won't face felony charges after an alleged assault last month at the university where his son plays football.
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"Silicon Valley" actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani decided to tweet an adorable childhood picture, but fans had a different reaction. Watch more Conan videos.
Taste-testing guacamole and peas. CNN's Jeanne Moos takes the Great Guac and Peas Debate to the streets.
A Florida man shares the story of how he was severely burned trying to grill. CNN's WSVN reports.
A dolphin jumped onto a family boat, crashing into a woman and breaking both of her ankles. CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS has the details.
Frida Kahlo is the subject of a new book containing never-before seen pictures of the late painter's private life.
New York City firefighter Carmelo Mercado retired after suffering lung ailments from his time working at ground zero after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Here's one more way Charleston's mayor says his community is fighting hate with love after nine people were gunned down in a church massacre: A $3 million scholarship fund.
Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced his campaign for president Thursday.
"Wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle." These are the words of the captain of TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 eight seconds before the plane clipped a bridge and plunged into a Taiwanese river, killing 43 people on board.
After the Supreme Court's week of high-profile decisions, Oklahoma's high court made a stir of its own in a ruling that had a group of self-proclaimed Satanists and an ordained Baptist minister celebrating.
It's back. But should it be?
We're feeling hot, hot, hot.
Henrik Frederiksen has collected classic cars since the age of 18, he now has sixty cars, most predating WWII.
A soldier enlists police in Hanson, Massachusetts, to help him surprise his mom when he comes home for a visit. CNN affiliate WCVB reports.
Police have shot and killed a white tiger that killed a man Wednesday in Tbilisi, Georgia, a Ministry of Internal Affairs representative said, after severe flooding allowed hundreds of wild animals to escape the city zoo.
Bison attacked two more visitors at Yellowstone National Park over the past week, for a total of four attacks in the park so far this season.
Cameras show a police officer repeatedly hitting a man. CNN affiliate KVDR reports.
Singer, songwriter and sex symbol Katy Perry may be one of the best-selling, chart-topping, top-earning artists of all time, but the "Roar" performer may have met her match in a group of Los Angeles nuns.
They called Sara Kim the "Genius Girl."
A friend of an Arizona couple who went missing more than a week ago now faces first-degree murder charges in their deaths.
BP has reached a historic agreement with five Gulf States to settle the claims made against the company from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, resulting in the largest environmental settlement in history.
Bombastic GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump offered a rare spot of praise for President Barack Obama on Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. He also said improving race relations would be a priority for him if elected president.
Woe to be an avocado.
It's the end of an era on "Sesame Street."
CNN's Lisa France breaks down your guide to summer concert etiquette and how to have a good time, while not ruining everyone else's.
There are those who could eat pizza every day.
Rapper Eminem chats with Stephen Colbert as the new "Late Show" host temporarily takes over hosting duties of a public access cable show in Michigan.
A polygamist family in Montana applied for a marriage license after the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling. CNN affiliate KTVQ reports.
A homeless man in Sarasota, Florida, took advantage of the public street pianos and created beautiful music. CNN's affiliate WWSB reports.
It was originally built to defend an empire, but now parts of the Great Wall of China are crumbling so badly they need someone to leap to their defense.
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An automotive assembly line robot mortally injured a worker at a car factory in Germany this week, a prosecutor's office said.
Dick Van Patten, the seemingly ubiquitous actor perhaps best known for his starring role as the father on the 1970s series "Eight Is Enough," has died. He was 86.
You may not know his name, but anyone who watches movies and television knows the squat, tough-faced character actor Charles Durning, who died on Christmas Eve, according to his family.
Remembering those who died in 2015.
You see a sofa abandoned on the side of a Los Angeles street. Andrew Ward sees art.
How GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz tells CNN's Jake Tapper how he came to be watching hardcore porn with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
Take a look at 38 amazing sports photos from June 23 through June 29.
Where do you go when your country vanishes because of climate change? John Sutter visits the Marshall Islands to find the surprising answer.
In the middle of the Pacific there's a place where no one has the luxury of denying climate change exists. People in the Marshall Islands are living it.
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner gives an impassioned reading of 2 Degrees, a poem about climate change and the threat it poses to the Marshall Islands.
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