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Who is NFL star Aaron Hernandez?

Attorneys for the New England Patriots' tight end Aaron Hernandez are finally speaking up as the football player remains behind closed doors at his home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts.

Ancient African coins that could change history of Australia

Can a handful of ancient copper coins from a once-opulent but now abandoned corner of East Africa change what we know about Australian history?

Jim Carrey stands against violence in new movie

The tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary in December has left its mark on Jim Carrey. The 51-year-old actor has said that in light of that event and those like it, he can't stand behind the violence in his upcoming movie, "Kick-Ass 2."

Enter India's amazing world of frugal innovation

In 2001 a huge earthquake shook the state of Gujarat in India. 2,000 people were killed, 400,000 lost their homes, and countless more lost their businesses in the devastation.

Starbucks hikes prices

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Starbucks is charging customers a little more to help them get up Tuesday morning, as coffee chain raises the prices of many of its drinks. Prices are going up by an average of 1% on brewed coffee, tea, latte and espresso dr

Twitter founder uses phone during takeoff

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Twitter founder Jack Dorsey tweeted a number of Vine videos this past week documenting a drive through D.C., his walk through LaGuardia airport, and his plane taking off in San Francisco.

Vanishing acts: Ed Snowden, red panda

What do NSA leaker Edward Snowden and a red panda at the National Zoo in Washington have in common? Absolutely nothing. Except that both mysteriously vanished.

U.S. stops sale of Picasso painting valued at $11.5 million

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States obtained a restraining order Monday to block the sale of a painting by Pablo Picasso valued at an estimated $11.5 million at the request of the Italian government, the Justice Department announced. The case in

As homicide inquiry continues, so does silence from Patriots player, cops

On a day when investigators, some wearing waders, searched a wooded ravine as they continued their probe into the death of a man whose body was found less than a mile from the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, the man at the cen