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Egypt unrest: Ramadan begins and the military asks for trust

CAIRO (CNN) -- Uncertainty ruled in Egypt on Wednesday as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began and the military said it would address the issues of this week's deadly violence. It wasn't clear whether the observance would calm or inflame tension

Can family farming make poverty history?

In just 12 years leading up to 2010, Vietnam cut the country's malnutrition rate in half by investing in small scale farming.

Students invent award-winning soap to tackle malaria

Your head is pounding, burning with raging fever, your aching bones feeling like they weigh a ton.

Pressure mounts on Obama to stop Guantanamo force-feeding

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Two senior Democratic senators demanded on Tuesday that the United States stop force-feeding certain detainees at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility, a public stand that added to a rising chorus of protest over their tre

National park on moon proposed

Yorktown. Independence Hall. The moon? The site of man's first lunar landing could join battlefields, presidential birthplaces and other major American historical sites on a roster of protected places if two Democrats have their way. U.S.

Jury selection begins in Fort Hood shooting case

Six potential jurors from a pool of 20 were excused Tuesday from serving during the murder trial of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in November 2009, the military said.

US Department of Labor launches smartphone app contest

WASHINGTON — As part of the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S.

VIDEO: 'Stop, drop, roll' saves man's life after car smashes into gas pump, catches fire

A Tennessee man is in the hospital recovering from severe burns to his body after a fiery accident. Authorities say the simple thing he did after the impact likely saved his life.

VIDEO: Cleveland kidnapping victims speak out for the first time

For the first time since their rescue two months ago, the world is hearing directly from the three women who were held captive in Cleveland for a decade.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Wife plots husband's murder

A Michigan woman has pleaded guilty to hiring a hitman to kill her husband.