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Labrador jumps into race for House majority leader

Conservative Rep. Raúl Labrador of Idaho announced Friday he will campaign to become House majority leader, a position soon to be vacated by outgoing Rep. Eric Cantor.

Obama says no combat troops to Iraq, U.S. weighs airstrikes

No troops to Iraq, but other options are being considered.

Inside Virgin Galactic's newest passenger spaceship

When I first poked my head inside Virgin Galactic's newest spaceship, I felt a little like I was getting a front-row seat to space history.

'Game of Thrones': Kit Harington spills on season four finale

"Game of Thrones" is heading into its season four finale with some pretty large expectations.

When is 'Daddy' more than DNA?

In this celebrity mecca, where the issue usually is "Who's your daddy," actor Jason Patric is engaged in a court fight that raises an even thornier question: What is a daddy?

When is 'Daddy' more than DNA?

In this celebrity mecca, where the issue usually is "Who's your daddy," actor Jason Patric is engaged in a court fight that raises an even thornier question: What is a daddy?

Man cuts open truck to save kitten

A hitchhiking feline in Florida has a 50-year-old truck owner to thank for her unusual rescue.

Solar storms! Full moon! Must be Friday the 13th

Common Western superstition says Friday the 13th is unlucky. But what does it say about a Friday the 13th with a full moon and solar flares that could create geomagnetic storms large enough to disrupt Earth's atmosphere?

Screen, stage legend Ruby Dee dies at 91

Ruby Dee, the award-winning actress whose seven-decade career included triumphs on stage and screen, has died. She was 91.

A closer look: How many school shootings since Newtown?

After Tuesday's shooting at an Oregon high school, many media outlets, including CNN, reported that there have been 74 school shootings in the past 18 months.