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Newtown students start first new school year after shooting

NEWTOWN, Connecticut (CNN) -- The return to school after the summer break is an annual milestone in every child's life.

2013 VMAs: Justin Timberlake shines with 'N SYNC, Eminem announces new album

Forget about the Moonmen. It was all about the performances at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. The VMAs were held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn; it was the first time the show has been held in New York in four years.

Jindal 'rejects' Obama impeachment calls from fellow Republicans

Republican lawmakers who suggest there are grounds to impeach President Barack Obama are focusing their energy in the wrong direction, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana said on Sunday.

Jodi Arias hearing: Will judge set date for penalty retrial?

Jodi Arias will return to court Monday for a hearing that could set the stage for her penalty-phase retrial.

Jerry Sandusky's son, six others reach settlement with Penn State

Jerry Sandusky's adopted son and six other victims of the former Penn State assistant football coach have finalized settlement agreements with the university, attorneys said. The amounts of the settlements are confidential.

Oklahoma gov.: Would be 'nice' if Obama spoke on 'thrill kill' murder

Oklahoma's Republican governor said Sunday it would be fitting for President Barack Obama to speak out on the murder of Christopher Lane, the Australian college student who was gunned down in a murder that police say was motivated only by b

Florida boy, 12, dies from brain-eating parasite

Zachary Reyna, a 12-year-old Florida boy stricken with a brain-eating parasite, has died, according to a post Saturday on a Facebook page that's been providing detailed updates from the boy's family.

Oklahoma boy uses robot to attend class

Illness has kept an Oklahoma first grader from setting foot inside a classroom. But he's still able to attend class, and even travel the halls of his school, with the help of some futuristic technology.

N.Y. attorney general suing Trump's school for fraud

New York's attorney general accused Donald Trump in a lawsuit Saturday of defrauding students who studied at the billionaire mogul's investment institute, though Trump's representative said a large majority of the school's alumn

Powell questions Zimmerman verdict; suggests case will be forgotten

A jury's decision in July to acquit George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin represented "questionable judgment," former Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview aired Sunday.