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5-year-old boy fatally shoots 2-year-old sister

A Kentucky mother stepped outside of her home just for a few minutes, but it was long enough for her 5-year-old son to accidentally shoot his 2-year-old sister with the .22-caliber rifle he got for his birthday, state officials said.

Girl, 4, dies after rape in India

NEW DELHI (CNN) -- A week after the news of a child rape sparked protests in India, hospital officials confirmed the rape of another girl. The 4-year-old died Monday from cardiac arrest at Care Hospital in Nagpur, India, a spokesman said.

Free condoms for your 12-year-old? California health council can help

With just a few clicks of a mouse, kids as young as 12 can have free condoms delivered to their doors in California. And the program has now expanded to two new counties.

BREAKING: 3 more arrested in connection with Boston Marathon bombings

Boston Police said Wednesday that three additional suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings April 15.  

Ireland's government puts forward draft abortion bill

Proposed new legislation won't change Ireland's general ban on abortion, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Wednesday, but is about "saving lives" when pregnant women are in danger. Ireland's government published the controversial draft measure late T

5-year-old Kentucky boy fatally shoots 2-year-old sister

A Kentucky mother stepped outside of her home just for a few minutes, but it was long enough for her 5-year-old son to accidentally shoot his 2-year-old sister with the .22-caliber rifle he got for his birthday, state officials said. Little Caroli

Zimmerman to argue self-defense, will not seek 'stand your ground' hearing

George Zimmerman, set to stand trial in the 2012 shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin, on Tuesday waived his right to a "stand your ground" pretrial immunity hearing.

No verdict yet in Philadelphia abortion doctor case

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) -- Jurors in the murder trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell ended their first day of deliberations, Tuesday without a verdict. Deliberations will resume Wednesday morning.

U.S. affidavit in ricin case offers twists and turns but no motive

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) -- From a dust mask that tested positive for ricin, to an enigmatic dump of a coffee grinder, to talk of making and mailing "poison," an affidavit unsealed Tuesday shed light on the case against a Mississippi

In NBA, Collins' defense, screens matter more than sexual orientation

Jason Collins is a big, end-of-bench bruiser who can harangue opposing centers. And he's gay.