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Nine Border Patrol stations to close; 41 agents to move to posts closer to borders

Washington - Nine Border Patrol stations will be closed within the next six months to move 41 agents closer to the southern and northern borders, according to a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Thousands of turtle hatchlings crushed by excavators

Thousands of endangered leatherback turtle hatchlings were killed over the weekend in an erosion-control project on a Trinidad beach, according to reports from the Caribbean island.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Brawl breaks out following 'Stand Your Ground' hearing

They came to testify, but ended up throwing punches when a brawl broke out outside a Florida courtroom.

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.