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Two big Dem candidates want VA chief out

Two Democrats in high-profile 2014 races are calling for embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign over a scandal that has rocked his agency and again placed the spotlight of scrutiny on the Obama administration.

At baseball Hall, Obama holds 'Joltin Joe's' glove, talks tourism

President Barack Obama stopped by a Little League game earlier in the week -- clearly a warm-up for his visit to the baseball shrine in Cooperstown.

U.N. Security Council slaps Boko Haram with sanctions

The U.N. Security Council approved sanctions Thursday against Nigeria's Boko Haram.

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E. coli outbreak linked to sprouts; hummus, dips, walnuts recalled

This has been a big week for food product recalls and the risk of food borne illness.

Stores may have received tainted beef

Check your ground beef before you grill out this Memorial Day weekend. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says stores in nine states may have received beef contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Paul McCartney on road to recovery from virus in Japan

Paul McCartney is almost "Out There," again. The former Beatle is on the road to recovery after falling ill during his "Out There" tour in Asia, where he was forced to postpone shows in Japan.

Neighbors baffled that California woman missing for decade was kidnapped

After an August 2004 domestic dispute, police say, a 15-year-old girl left her Santa Ana, California, home, seeking refuge in a nearby park adjacent to an elementary school.

U.S. Supreme Court grants stay of execution in Missouri case

The full U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for a Missouri death row inmate whose rare birth defect, his lawyers argued, would have made his death an "excruciating" process.

Prosecutors: Tsarnaevs used Christmas lights to make bomb fuses

The Boston Marathon bombing suspects used Christmas lights and model-car parts to make the explosives, prosecutors said in court documents obtained by CNN on Wednesday.