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Senate fails to override Obama's Keystone pipeline veto

The Senate failed Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation that would have cleared construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The vote was 62 to 36.

New York City public schools to have Muslim holidays off

New York City public schools will now observe two Muslim holidays, officials announced Wednesday, making the district -- the nation's biggest -- one of the few to put Islamic holy days on its calendar. Under the change announced by New York Mayo

#WeaselPecker image goes viral on Twitter

A photo of a weasel hitching a surprise lift on the back of a flying woodpecker near London has gone viral on Twitter, with more than 7,000 users retweeting the original post of the image. It was first posted by photographer Jason Ward on Monday

Ben Carson: Prisons prove being gay is a choice

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Ben Carson says homosexuality is a choice because many people "go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay." The neurosurgeon and potential Republican candidate for president in 2016 made the comment in an

Lawyer: Snowden ready to return to United States

Edward Snowden's lawyer says he is ready to come home to the United States.

Accused Mexico Zetas leader captured

Mexican authorities have captured alleged drug trafficker Omar Trevino Morales, the reputed leader of the Zetas drug cartel, CNNMexico reported, citing federal and state government sources.

Girl, 12, bullied and beaten 3 days a week; parents demand answers

Over the past several months, Markisha Martin has watched as her daughter, Ty'Laycia transformed from a bright, happy child into an introverted and depressed pre-teen.

Feds fight 'maternity tourism' with raids on California 'maternity hotels'

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Federal agents on Tuesday raided more than three dozen "maternity hotels" in Southern California where foreign women give birth, allegedly for the sole purpose of having a U.S.-citizen baby, authorities said. The "maternity

Shots fired near NSA might be linked to other shootings; suspect arrested

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Hours after gunfire rang out near the National Security Agency, the FBI said a suspect has been arrested for a series of shootings in the Washington-Baltimore area. The agency believes the suspect is responsible for several s

Deadly superbug-related scopes sold without FDA approval

CNN has learned that the manufacturer of the endoscope involved in two superbug deaths at UCLA never obtained permission to sell the device, according to an official at the Food and Drug Administration.