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Texas police: Prisoner who stabbed detective killed days after escape

CNN) -- Authorities in Texas shot and killed an escaped prisoner early Saturday, several days after they say he stabbed a detective tasked with taking him across the country.

Playgrounds in storm areas memorialize Newtown victims

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A reference to the name "Sandy" can evoke painful reminders of last year's tragedies, be it the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School or an historic storm that wiped out thousands of homes and businesses, and

Clinton makes steps toward speaking circuit

(CNN) -- As she gets ready to kick off her speaking engagements, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has selected Harry Walker Agency to represent her on the circuit, the company announced on its website.

Environmentalists fill National Mall to fight climate change

(CNN) -- Marching, dancing and poster-waving environmentalists chanting "Hey, Obama.

The real impact of automatic cuts and why they may happen after all

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- On a typical Monday morning, lines of travelers heading toward the security checkpoint at Washington's Reagan National Airport snake past a sign that reads: "Not much longer. 25 min.

Letters from John Lennon's killer to be sold

(CNN) -- In his time as a New York City police officer, Stephen Spiro says that it only happened to him once. Typically, the people he arrested wanted nothing to do with him.

Stocks: Economy takes center stage

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Investors head into a shortened trading week, hoping a fresh batch of data on housing and manufacturing will provide clues on how the American economy is holding up.

31 days of higher gas prices comes at tough time

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Gas prices have risen for 31 days straight, according to AAA. That means that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has increased nearly 13% over that period to $3.714.

Man accused of slapping crying boy on Delta flight is out of a job

(CNN) -- An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight is now out of a job. Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, was charged with assaulting a minor in the February 8 incident.