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Father drops 3-year-old son from roof, then jumps to his death

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A father who had recently lost custody of his 3-year-old son dropped the toddler from the roof of a 52-story Manhattan building on Sunday before leaping to his own death, according to the New York Police Department.

Did the NSA overreach? Lawmakers spar over data-collection program

Members of Congress are split on whether to rein in the National Security Agency's surveillance activities after intelligence leaks revealed the extent of the government's data-collection program.

Target credit card hack: What you need to know

 The major hack of discount retailer Target that stole credit and debit card data from 40 million accounts was still reverberating several days later.

Huckabee puts chances of a 2016 run at 50-50, wades into 'Duck Dynasty' controversy

Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Sunday there's about a 50-50 chance he'll run for president again in 2016.

Eagles honor cheerleader turned soldier

Rachel Washburn once carried pompoms. Now she carries an M4 carbine. The military brat who became an NFL cheerleader is today a first lieutenant in the United States Army.

Monday last day to sign up for Obamacare for health coverage by January 1

Monday, December 23, 2013, is the last day to sign up for an Obamacare plan if you want health insurance coverage by January 1, 2014.

2013: Rich got richer, poor got poorer and Congress did nothing

Takeaways from 2013: The rich got richer, the poor got poorer; gays got married. The NSA knows everything; Obamacare needs critical care; Washington failed to get much done; and Congress rates lower than cockroaches.

Charges likely to be reduced in recorded NY bikers clash

Charges are likely to be reduced against the bikers who were arrested and charged in connection with the beating of an SUV driver on a Manhattan street in September, a Manhattan District Attorney spokeswoman told CNN.

LIGHT SHOW: Virginia man puts on light show with more than 300 thousand lights

Decking the house with rows of lighting is nothing unusual at this time of year, but a Virginia man is putting on an entire light show. Rush hour in suburban Washington? Not quite! They stop, tune in, and enjoy the show.

Colorado high school shooting victim dies at hospital

 Claire Davis, the 17-year-old high school senior shot by a classmate at their Colorado school, died Saturday at the hospital where she was being treated.