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Miami forces game 7 with San Antonio

Miami's Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with five seconds left in regulation to force overtime with the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night in game six of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Center in Miami.

Google files First Amendment court case against NSA surveillance secrecy

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Google filed a court petition Tuesday demanding it be allowed to share information about government surveillance programs with the public. In a First Amendment plea lodged with the secretive U.S.

Obama calls for reducing U.S., Russian nuclear stockpiles

President Barack Obama followed in the footsteps of past U.S.

Heat force decisive game 7 against Spurs

With their backs against the wall, the Miami Heat thrived once again Tuesday night, defeating the San Antonio Spurs and staving off elimination. The Heat pulled a 103-100 victory, forcing a decisive Game 7 on Thursday.

Tornado hits Denver airport, but no damage reported

The funnel cloud approached Denver International Airport from the south, not unlike a commercial airliner. But thankfully, the tornado hit right between the two runways on the airport's east side and did not cause any damage.

Police: Ohio day-care operator drugged pancakes to make children sleep

Getting children to take a nap can be hard. Getting them to eat pancakes is not nearly as difficult.

Documentary aims to 'break silence' on crash of TWA Flight 800

[Breaking News Update: 8:30 a.m.] A coming documentary on the 1996 TWA Flight 800 disaster offers "solid proof that there was an external detonation," Tom Stalcup, a co-producer of the documentary, told CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday.

Blaze blamed on campfire roars near Yosemite

MARIPOSA, California (CNN) -- A campfire left untended sparked a blaze near Yosemite National Park that is threatening hundreds of homeowners -- but firefighters are starting to get a handle on it. About 500 homes are under mandatory evacuation or

Brazilian protesters to take a break as more security hits the streets

SAO PAULO, Brazil (CNN) -- After a chorus of cries for social justice echoed through the streets of Brazil for days, protesters called for a time out Wednesday.

House passes late term abortion ban

The House of Representatives Tuesday passed a GOP-sponsored bill banning so- called "late term abortions" -- procedures for women who are beyond 20 weeks into their pregnancy.