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Obama calls for reducing U.S., Russian nuclear stockpiles

President Barack Obama followed in the footsteps of past U.S.

Heat force decisive game 7 against Spurs

With their backs against the wall, the Miami Heat thrived once again Tuesday night, defeating the San Antonio Spurs and staving off elimination. The Heat pulled a 103-100 victory, forcing a decisive Game 7 on Thursday.

Tornado hits Denver airport, but no damage reported

The funnel cloud approached Denver International Airport from the south, not unlike a commercial airliner. But thankfully, the tornado hit right between the two runways on the airport's east side and did not cause any damage.

Police: Ohio day-care operator drugged pancakes to make children sleep

Getting children to take a nap can be hard. Getting them to eat pancakes is not nearly as difficult.

Documentary aims to 'break silence' on crash of TWA Flight 800

[Breaking News Update: 8:30 a.m.] A coming documentary on the 1996 TWA Flight 800 disaster offers "solid proof that there was an external detonation," Tom Stalcup, a co-producer of the documentary, told CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday.

Blaze blamed on campfire roars near Yosemite

MARIPOSA, California (CNN) -- A campfire left untended sparked a blaze near Yosemite National Park that is threatening hundreds of homeowners -- but firefighters are starting to get a handle on it. About 500 homes are under mandatory evacuation or

Brazilian protesters to take a break as more security hits the streets

SAO PAULO, Brazil (CNN) -- After a chorus of cries for social justice echoed through the streets of Brazil for days, protesters called for a time out Wednesday.

House passes late term abortion ban

The House of Representatives Tuesday passed a GOP-sponsored bill banning so- called "late term abortions" -- procedures for women who are beyond 20 weeks into their pregnancy.

It's official: Jack Lew's new signature

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- It's official: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has undergone a transformation, at least when it comes to penmanship. The Treasury Department on Tuesday unveiled Lew's official new signature, which will soon grace the bottom righ

5-year-old girl's lemonade stand draws ire of Westboro Baptist Church

Topeka (KCTV) -- A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.