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Veterans Day discounts offered across nation for those who served

On Nov. 11, 2013, America will pay tribute to the men and women who served the nation. For Veterans Day, as a way to say thanks, many businesses across the nation will be giving discounts and running promotions for veterans.

ESPN analyst blasts pre-game National Anthem, American flag uniforms

On Wednesday's edition of ESPN's popular program, Around the Horn, former Dallas Morning News writer, Kevin Blackistone, let it be known how he felt about the Ame

FAA takes initial steps to introduce private drones in U.S. skies

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Federal Aviation Administration took the initial steps Thursday toward introducing privately operated unmanned aircraft into the heavily populated U.S.

TX single mom's 'Thanks a lot, Obama' letter goes viral

TYLER, TEXAS (KETK) — A single mother in the small town of Palmer, Texas, about an hour and 45 minutes west of Tyler, has written a "Thank you letter," to President Barack Obama. Yolanda Burroughs-Vestal, posted a letter to the president on her Fa

Michelle Knight: Captor Castro used puppies to lure me

Ariel Castro used the promise of a puppy to lure Michelle Knight into the Cleveland home where he held her hostage for 11 years. "He tells me, 'Just come in for a little while. The puppies are upstairs.

Missing Mississippi family found dead

GALLMAN, Mississippi (CNN) -- A mother, stepfather and 7-year-old boy missing in Mississippi have been found dead, a sheriff said Tuesday. The bodies of Atira Hill, Laterry Smith and Jaidon Hill, 7, were found overnight in a wooded area, said Copi

The 'nuclear renaissance:' What went wrong?

For more than 30 years, Dan Dominguez helped operate the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Diego.

U.S. intelligence suggests Syria may hide some chemical weapons

The United States is looking at new classified intelligence indicating the Syrian government may not fully declare its chemical weapons stockpile, CNN has learned.

Oldest woman in New York City Marathon dies hours after crossing finish line

NEW YORK (CNN) -- The oldest female contestant in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon died just hours after completing her 25th consecutive appearance at the race, her daughter says. Eighty-six-year-old California resident Joy Johnson completed Su

Amanda Knox's ex at retrial: Life has been a nightmare 'beyond imagination'

Amanda Knox's former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito took the stand in an Italian court Wednesday, defending himself at a retrial in the 2007 killing of British exchange student Meredith Kercher. "I would like to make you understand that these charg