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African roots of the human family tree

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CNN) -- How would you feel knowing you are related to your boss, your neighbor, or better yet your partner?

Thieves raid South Africa stadium safe after Bieber concert

JOHANNESBURG (CNN) -- Thieves scaled down a rope into a stadium in Johannesburg after it hosted a Justin Bieber gig to steal the contents of a walk-in safe, South African police said Tuesday.

Obama: Benghazi talking points fight a 'side show'

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- GOP outrage over a changed set of talking points related to September's attack in Benghazi is a political "side show," President Barack Obama argued Monday, asserting the tragedy was being used for political ga

Obama: Alleged IRS political targeting 'outrageous'

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- With a congressional hearing set for week's end, President Obama vowed Monday to hold the Internal Revenue Service accountable if reports of political targeting turn out to be true. "If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind

Rubio comes to Ayotte's defense on guns

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, whose votes on gun background checks have haunted her back at home in New Hampshire, will receive some support from another GOP senator seen as a rising star.

O.J. Simpson begins bid for new trial

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) -- Disgraced football legend O.J. Simpson was in a Las Vegas courtroom Monday in a bid to get his robbery, assault and kidnapping convictions thrown out.

AP blasts feds for phone records search

The Justice Department secretly collected two months of telephone records for reporters and editors at The Associated Press, the news service disclosed Monday in an outraged letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.

Police name suspect in New Orleans parade shooting

NEW ORLEANS (CNN) -- A suspect has been identified in a New Orleans parade shooting that left 19 people injured. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said that authorities are looking for 19-year-old Akein Scott.

Photograph give a glimpse of Ariel Castro's yard

CLEVELAND (CNN) -- Bicycles. Barbed wire. A chain.

TV pioneer, famed psychologist Joyce Brothers dies

Joyce Brothers, who pioneered the television advice show and was called the mother of media psychology, has died, her daughter said Monday. She was 85.