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9/11 anniversary: 'Our hearts still ache,' Obama says

A bell tolled, ground zero fell silent.

Man pleads guilty to tricking pregnant girlfriend into taking abortion pill

Remee Lee was elated when she became pregnant, but those feelings quickly turned into a nightmare that won't let go of her. Her boyfriend wasn't happy about the pregnancy, but it was Lee's dream to have a child.

If the NSA can hack your bank account, who else can?

Revelations that the National Security Agency can break through web site encryptions and access huge amounts of personal data has raised questions about how safe our day-to-day financial dealings really are.

Meet Lola, the six-clawed lobster

There's always another strange crustacean out there somewhere. There are blue lobsters and yellow lobsters. Something on YouTube called a Japanese mitten lobster.

Russia to Syria: Put chemical weapons under international control

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Russia urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday to put his nation's chemical weapons stockpile under international control as part of an effort to head off a possible military strike from the United States. Sergey Lavro

Trail Life USA launches a Boy Scout alternative

Trail Life USA, the group that was launched after the Boys Scouts voted to allow gay members, held its inaugural convention over the weekend in Nashville. More than 1,000 people attended, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Gun permits for the blind? Iowa grants them, stirs debate

Should blind people be granted gun permits? The question entered the crosshairs of some gun control advocates over the weekend, after a report about Iowa issuing permits to buy and carry firearms to people who are legally blind.

13 children injured after ride loses power at Connecticut festival

An accident on a children's swing ride at a festival in Norwalk, Connecticut, on Sunday injured 13 children, some seriously, according to police.

Rogers: Obama is losing support on Capitol Hill

Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, wants to see Congress approve the president's pitch to take military action in Syria, but he said the administration has failed at wooing Capitol Hill.

2 men bitten by sharks off Florida coast

It started with a swim on a sunny afternoon off the Florida coast. Before long, the two men were nursing shark bites.