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Midwesterners try to recover after string of deadly tornadoes

WASHINGTON, Illinois (CNN) -- Now the long, arduous road to recovery begins. Hundreds of families in the Midwest must find a way to rebuild their lives after 76 reported tornadoes destroyed almost everything they had.

Family's plastic prehistoric pals are dino-mite!

Watch out, Elf on the Shelf.

Blasts near Iranian Embassy kill 23 in Beirut; Sunni group claims responsibility

BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) -- A radical Sunni group has claimed responsibility for bombings that killed nearly two dozen people outside the Iranian Embassy in southern Beirut.

Google to remove Maps image of slain teen

Google says it will replace a Google Maps image after a California father said it shows the body of his teen-age son, who was shot to death in 2009. Jose Barrera, of Richmond, California, said he discovered the image, visible on Google Maps' satel

Yes, there's a Butterball shortage; no, you do not need to panic

If it's mid-November, there must be some sort of panic-inducing announcement about the shortage of a Thanksgiving dinner staple. In years past, pumpkin pie filling has been locus of the upset.

Holder seeks appeal of ruling allowing House contempt charges to proceed

Attorney General Eric Holder is seeking an appeal to a judge's ruling that allows the House of Representatives to proceed with contempt charges over the Justice Department program Operation Fast and Furious.

Louisiana Pastor shooter indicted and charged with manslaughter

The family of a slain pastor disagrees with a grand jury's decision to indict the alleged killer for manslaughter. The victim's family wants the convicted man to go on trial for murder.

Pelosi defends Obamacare claims, can't predict effect on Dems in midterms

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday neither she nor President Barack Obama misled the American people when they said, during the run-up to the passage of Obamacare, that people could keep their health insurance plans.

Congressional source: Benghazi contractors seem to contradict CIA chief

CIA contract security officers who responded to the terrorist attacks on the U.S.

Charges filed against foster parents after they handcuff a child to a porch

Charges have been filed against the foster parents of a boy that was discovered handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken hanging from his neck.