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For the family of a mysterious castaway, the hard wait is nearly over

She talks to the pictures as if they could make her voice travel thousands of miles and reach her son's ears.

Stocks up on Yellen remarks

Stocks ticked up Tuesday as new Fed chair Janet Yellen stressed that monetary policy is unlikely to change much under her leadership. The Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq were all higher in early trading.

Defendant to testify in Florida loud-music murder trial

A Florida man accused of killing a teen following an argument over loud music has decided to testify in his murder trial.

Holder calls for restoring ex-cons' voting rights

One of Washington's oddities of late is Attorney General Eric Holder's liberal social justice goals finding unity with the tea party movement's curb-big-government proposals led by Sens. Rand Paul and Mike Lee.

GOP investigation says White House didn't recognize Benghazi threat

A congressional investigation into the Defense Department's response to the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, found that the Obama administration failed to protect the compound and recognize the severity of the deteriorating security situa

International Olympic Committee reinstates India at Sochi after ban

The International Olympic Committee has reinstated India, allowing its athletes to once again compete under their country's flag after a ban of more than a year.

Famed former child actress Shirley Temple dies at 85

Shirley Temple, who rose to fame as arguably one of the most famous child actresses in Hollywood history, died late Monday night, her publicist said. She was 85.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Virginia church in the nude

WARNING: Some viewers may find this video disturbing Most people go to church in their Sunday best, but a Virginia congregation doesn't focus on those material things.

Sochi 2014: Why does the Winter Olympics matter?

SOCHI, Russia (CNN) -- Why does Sochi 2014 matter? It's a question worth asking given we're thick into the action of the 22nd Winter Games.

What you didn't see in Sochi

Nobody looks to Olympic opening ceremonies for historical exactitude. Yet the brutal denialism of the opening spectacle at the 2014 Sochi Games should anger and sadden every viewer -- and Russian viewers most of all.