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Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin sentenced to 10 years

U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan sentenced former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to 10 years on Wednesday.

Obama heads to Texas to address 'urgent humanitarian situation'

President Barack Obama travels to Texas, the epicenter of the immigrant influx, on Wednesday. But the trip has come under criticism from Republicans and some Democrats because, while it includes a Democratic Party fundraising event, it doesn't s

Free Slurpees! 7-Eleven celebrates 7/11

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- 7-Eleven is celebrating its namesake corporate holiday on July 11, otherwise known as 7/11, with a raft of free food. The chain is handing out free 12-ounce Slurpees on Friday, from 11 a.m.

Police: N.C. grandfather shoots son, grandson fires back

 A 84-year-old man shoots his son. So what does his grandson do, according to authorities, in his own father's defense? Shoot -- fatally, it turns out -- his grandfather.

Boy can to reopen free little library

Leawood, KS (WDAF) -- Monday night a young constituent spoke and a metro suburb's city council listened.

Woman finds out house was torture chamber thru TV show

 It sounds like a made-for-TV movie, but instead it's a real life nightmare for one St. Louis woman. It's a typical North County ranch house on a tree-lined street.

President Obama seeks $3.7 billion for immigration emergency

President Barack Obama cares, the White House insisted Tuesday in asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to better respond to the influx of immigrants illegally crossing the border into Texas.

Homeland Security chief: 'We're going to stem this tide' of illegal immigration

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Sunday the Obama administration will take steps to fix the nation's broken immigration system, even without the help of Congress. "There are a number of things that the President and I, within the

Militants fire more than 130 rockets at Israeli civilians

An Israeli security operation against the militant group Hamas "will probably not end within several days," Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Tuesday.

Scientists discover what may be the biggest bird ever to fly

Imagine a bird that couldn't fit in your living room because its wings were too big. That's exactly what would happen if you tried to bring the Pelagornis sandersi home -- assuming houses and humans existed back then.