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Celeb chef Paula Deen admits using 'N word'

Celebrity chef Paula Deen denies she's ever told racial jokes, but she did acknowledge using the "N word," according to her deposition in a lawsuit. A former manager at Deen's restaurants in Savannah, Georgia, is suing her and her brother for sexu

Official: 430 should be tested after TB outbreak at Virginia school

The Fairfax County, Virginia, health department is investigating a tuberculosis outbreak at an area school after three people tested positive for the potentially fatal bacteria, officials said Thursday.

The guy who saved the bunnies

This is a story about a guy who saved a bunch of baby bunnies, then posted the story online hopeful other people would like it. Boy did they ever. People awwww'd so hard on Facebook his story was shared more than 9,000 times.

What's in a name? Lots of jokes, if you're Kanye West's baby

Call it a new direction in celebrity baby names. The Twitter universe exploded overnight following reports by TMZ and E!

It's one delicious drone -- the Burrito Bomber

On a sunny Monday morning, over the open fields of Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, California, an unmanned aerial vehicle was turning heads -- and it came with a cargo of carne asada. World, meet the Burrito Bomber. The Bomber is the beans and rice

Flooding hits Alberta province, forces 75,000 people from their homes in Calgary

Rain-swollen rivers burst from their banks in southern Alberta, Canada, ripping out roads, cutting off communities and forcing about 75,000 people out of their homes in Calgary alone. "In my lifetime, I have never seen flooding like this," Calgary

Oklahoma valedictorian goes missing in Ecuador hike

August Reiger was supposed to reunite with his family at the top of a scenic mountain trail in Ecuador. But when his father, mother and younger brother arrived Sunday at the meeting point overlooking the town of BaƱos, the 18-year-old was nowhere

Singapore in haze over worsening smog

HONG KONG (CNN) -- Singapore's pollution standards index (PSI) tipped the scales at 401 at noon on Friday, the highest ever recorded, as the government warned that the lingering haze could last for weeks. The National Environment Agency warned the

Obama takes NSA controversy to nascent watchdog group

A watchdog group meant to guard Americans' right to privacy against overreach by government cyber intelligence has been around for years. If that makes you feel safer, consider this: It had no leader until May, and lawmakers delayed for years t

Witnesses, jurors shed tears as 'Whitey' Bulger trial focuses on killings

BOSTON (CNN) -- They could not say for certain who shot their loved ones in brutal gangland-style "hits," but a series of witnesses captivated the courtroom -- and drove two jurors to tears -- Thursday as prosecution testimony continued in the in the