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Zimmerman posts bond, gets out of jail

George Zimmerman was released from jail on Friday, one day after a Florida judge set a $1 million bond.

Arrest made in case of missing Louisiana college student

Update: The Lafayette Police Department held a press conference on Friday, July 6 to update the public in regards to the arrest made in the Mickey Shunick investigation.

Florida lifeguard says he's been offered his job back

The south Florida lifeguard fired for leaving his post so he could save a swimmer outside his coverage zone said Thursday he has been offered his job back. But Tomas Lopez told CNN he does not plan to return to work.

Zimmerman granted $1 million bond

The judge overseeing the Trayvon Martin case in Florida set bond for George Zimmerman at $1 million on Thursday. It was unclear how quickly Zimmerman could post the bond and be released from jail.

Hotel guest allegedly raped by employees

A guest at the Hampton Inn in downtown Cleveland was allegedly raped by two hotel employees last May.

Intergalactic fireworks!

Some intergalactic fireworks took place today for your 4th of July enjoyment. Take a look at the video above!

America celebrates Independence Day

People all across America geared up on Wednesday to celebrate Independence Day, a tradition that often includes copious amounts of beer, barbecued meats, carnivals, parades and fireworks.

Pakistan re-opens NATO supply routes to Afghanistan

Pakistan has decided to re-open supply routes that the United States and its allies have used to supply their troops in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.

Sheriff confirms Andy Griffith has died at 86

A North Carolina icon has died. Andy Griffith passed away this morning at his home in Dare County. The actor's death was first confirmed by former UNC President Bill Friday and later by Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie.

Anderson Cooper says he's gay, happy and proud

In a lengthy e-mail message to the Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan that was posted to the site on Monday, CNN's Anderson Cooper comes out publicly as gay.