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Catholic school teacher fired for 'violating' school's relationship guidelines

Carla Hale was fired after 19 years of teaching at the school after her partner's name appeared in her mother's obituary.

VIDEO: FBI searches Boston bombing suspect's widow's home

On Monday, FBI agents visited the Rhode Island family home of Katherine Russell. She is the widow of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

13-year-old quadruple amptuee seeks to help Boston bombing victims

A 13-year-old Florida boy, who nearly lost his life five years ago, wants to help Boston Marathon bombing victims. Seventh grader, Michael Stolzenberg contracted a rare bacterial infection.

Study finds criminal record not too harmful to NFL hopefuls

With not one, but two arrests under their belt for this week, some of LSU’s top football players have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

NBA player reveals he is gay, 1st openly gay athlete in 4 major US sports

Jason Collins, who played with the NBA's Washington Wizards this season, has disclosed that he is gay, making him the first openly homosexual athlete in the four major American pro team sports.

'Disgraceful' decision to end Boston suspect's interrogation, GOP lawmaker says

The decision to read Miranda rights to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the midst of an interrogation was called "disgraceful" Sunday by a leading Republican, who took aim at U.S.

1 World Trade Center will soon be tallest building in Western Hemisphere

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Construction crews at the 16-acre World Trade Center site will bring the final two sections of a 408-foot spire to the top of One World Trade Center on Monday morning.

Dozens hurt in blast at Prague film school

An explosion ripped through a film and TV school building in the Czech capital of Prague while classes were in session Monday morning, injuring dozens of people and prompting evacuations of nearby buildings, city fire officials said.

Dutch queen prepares to hand throne to son

A chapter was closing in Dutch history Monday as Queen Beatrix spent her last full day on the throne after 33 years as the country's monarch. On Tuesday morning Beatrix will abdicate, handing over to her eldest son, Willem-Alexander, who will be t

Increased security at schools after California girl's stabbing death

Students in a Northern California school district head to class Monday morning under increased security after the weekend stabbing death of an 8-year-old girl. Calaveras County sheriff's deputies will be deployed around schools and bus stops. L