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President nominates Loretta Lynch as attorney general

 President Barack Obama on Saturday nominated Loretta Lynch as his next U.S. attorney general, describing the two-time U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York as a "tough, fair and independent" lawyer.

North Korea releases American detainees Kenneth Bae, Matthew Miller

 Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been allowed to leave North Korea "and are on their way home," the U.S. government announced Saturday, leaving no more Americans detained in the reclusive East Asian nation.

Madonna's 'Material Girl' look hits the auction block

 Attention all material girls:

Facebook makes it easier to ignore people and pages

  Facebook is giving its users more control over the posts and people they see most in their news feeds.

A supergroup for the ages: Dylan, the Beatles and the Stones?

 It would have been the ultimate supergroup: the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. And it was actually proposed, says engineer and producer Glyn Johns, according to a piece in Rolling Stone.

Robin Williams' death ruled suicide

 The death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has officially been ruled a suicide, the coroner in Marin County, California, said Friday.

Robin Williams autopsy: No drugs or alcohol involved in death

The death of actor and comedian Robin Williams was a suicide, the coroner in Marin County, California, said Friday.

The world's best hotel restaurants in 2014

(CNN) -- It's a familiar refrain among jet-lagged travelers, usually accompanied by a despondent shrug. "Well, I guess we could just grab a quick bite at the hotel."

Facebook makes it easier to ignore people and pages

(CNN) -- Facebook is giving its users more control over the posts and people they see most in their news feeds.

IA teen charged with 5-year-old foster brother's murder

  In Iowa, a chilling testimony from a teen accused of killing his five-year-old foster brother. The 18-year-old, Cody Metzker-Madsen, told jurors he was in his own fantasy world when he killed his brother.