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John Glenn undergoes successful heart surgery

The first American to orbit the Earth has undergone successful heart surgery.

Celeb safety is big business at World Cup

Brazil is beefing up security for the World Cup, but corporate executives and wealthy soccer fans are sparing no expense when it comes to their safety.

41 things about Bush 41

George H.W. Bush, the nation's 41st president, turns 90 on Thursday. To mark the occasion, here are 41 things about Bush 41:

Bush to jump on his 90th birthday

Former President George H.W. Bush on Thursday will celebrate his 90th birthday by skydiving, according to his spokesman Jim McGrath. "He loves the adrenaline. He loves the jolt. He loves the thrill," McGrath told CNN.

Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism

A comparison between alcoholism and homosexuality by Texas Gov. Rick Perry is raising eyebrows.

Casey Kasem's daughter has the power, but will she use it?

The end is coming for radio and TV icon Casey Kasem. He's suffering from dementia and bedsores, and his body is shutting down at a hospital in Washington state, court documents say.

Are missing Irish children buried in 'graves'?

(CNN) -- As a little girl, Catherine Corless was always curious about the St. Mary's Mother and Baby Home in her hometown of Tuam, in County Galway, Ireland.

5 aftershocks from Cantor's stunning upset loss

 A day after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's almost unprecedented primary loss, his defeat is being felt far from his central Virginia congressional district.

Suspect arrested in elevator stabbings of 2 children

NEW YORK (CNN) — A New York man released on parole last month pleaded not guilty Wednesday in connection with the stabbing of two children in Brooklyn, one of whom died, authorities said.

Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash pleads not guilty amid sleep-deprivation reports

The driver of a truck that plowed into a bus carrying comedian Tracy Morgan pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Wednesday amid accusations he had not slept for 24 hours before the crash.