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Texas blast victims, in their families' words

They were wives and brothers and fathers and grandmothers, and they were hurting.

38 people dead in fire at psychiatric hospital in Russia

A fire tore through a psychiatric hospital near Moscow, killing 38 people, Russian officials said Friday.

@BillClinton tweets, abandons @PrezBillyJeff

It looks like Stephen Colbert's Twitter peer pressure ultimately paid off. The satirist and comedy show host got Clinton to join Twitter earlier this month, even starting up an account for the former president: @PrezBillyJeff

NFL DRAFT: Reviewing day 1

The 2013 NFL draft kicked off last night live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The TV ratings for the draft were as high as the third game of the World Series last years

Barbara Bush on Jeb in 2016: 'We've had enough Bushes'

While former President George W. Bush says he wants his brother Jeb to run for president in 2016, their always-blunt mother said Thursday she feels differently. "He's by far the best qualified man, but no.

Boston bombing suspect moves to federal prison hospital

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing has been moved from a Boston medical center to a federal Bureau of Prisons hospital about 40 miles away. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been receiving treatment for a variety of wounds at Beth Israel Dea

U.S. should lead response to Syrian sarin evidence, Israeli official says

With evidence that the chemical weapon sarin has been used in Syria on a small scale, the United States should take the lead in crafting a response, an Israeli official said Friday.

South Korea to pull out citizens from joint industrial zone after North snubs talks

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- Troubled relations between North and South Korea suffered a fresh blow Friday after Seoul decided to withdraw all its remaining citizens from the manufacturing zone jointly operated by the two.

More than 300 dead in Bangladesh building collapse

SAVAR, Bangladesh (CNN) -- The death toll from the collapse of a building here that housed garment factories rose Friday to 304 as thousands of Bangladeshis filled the streets of the capital city of Dhaka to express their fury and anguish about

Budget-cut layoffs deal a blow to investigations of gun-related crimes

The fight against gun-related crime has taken a hit from budget cuts, as a federal agency has laid off nearly a hundred contract workers at its facility dedicated to tracing firearms used by criminals. Ninety-eight contract employees at the Bureau