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U.S. military plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan

MOSCOW (CNN) -- An American military refueling plane took off and crashed in Kyrgyzstan on Friday, Kyrgyz and U.S. officials said. Three people were on board, said Bolot Sharshenaliev of the Kyrgyz Emergencies Ministry.

Upstate school's science quiz sparks controversy

Landrum, SC (WHNS) -- An Upstate private school's fourth grade science quiz is blowing up online and the test has gone global because it's based on the Bible.

School canceled due to 'good weather'

BELLINGHAM, WA (KCPQ) -- And a rallying cry goes up around the office: "They should do that here!"

Anti-abortion group releases new secretly recorded video

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The anti-abortion group that recently revealed two videos from a secret investigation into abortion clinics released a third on Thursday.

Chemical weapons in Syria? Why Obama still needs convincing

Two years into the civil war that has become Syria's nightmare, U.S. President Barack Obama is still reluctant to commit himself to ending the carnage or even enforce his own warning about chemical weapons.

Final pieces hoisted atop One World Trade Center

NEW YORK (CNN) -- As construction workers cheered, the final two pieces of a 408-foot spire were hoisted high above their heads Thursday to the top of One World Trade Center. Draped with the American flag, the silver spire settled on a temporary p

NRA gears up for big weekend

The National Rifle Association's annual meeting will surely be in the spotlight this weekend, as it comes just weeks after the Senate voted down a controversial gun control measure--a major blow to the months-long push for tougher firearm l

10th state set to legalize same-sex marriage

Rhode Island was set to become the tenth state in the nation, and the last in New England, to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday as final legislation cleared procedural hurdles in the state legislature.

National Day of Prayer celebrated on Thursday

(KETK) — The National Day of Prayer will be celebrated by thousands of Americans on Thursday. It is observed the first Thursday in May each year. The goal of the day is to have people of all faiths come together to pray for the nation.

Teen girl claims male student sexually assaulted her on school bus

Police are investigating a claim from a 16-year-old girl about being sexually abused by another student in the back of a school bus.