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Disney actors face 'hardest race in world'

The mission is anything but a Mickey Mouse task: Navigate the world's most treacherous seas, crossing 73,000 nautical kilometers in a confined space with stressed-out, sleep-deprived crewmates.

America's oldest workers: Why we refuse to retire!

For these seniors, the best retirement is not to retire. From a 102-year-old Wal-Mart worker to an activist park ranger, these workers have stayed on the job well into their golden years. The Wal-Mart worker

Frustrated woman quarantined with sheets, towels soiled by Ebola patient

The sweat-stained sheets of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, still on her bed, a woman quarantined in a Dallas apartment said Thursday that she desperately wants her family's nightmare to end.<

Ebola fast facts

Here's some background information about Ebola, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976.

Ohio woman sues sperm bank after racial mix-up

At five months pregnant, Jennifer Cramblett and her same-sex partner, Amanda Zinkon, learned that Cramblett had been inseminated with the wrong sperm, and that the donor was of a different race.

Can Ebola survive on a surface? That and other questions answered

(CNN) -- Thomas Eric Duncan traveled from Liberia to Texas before testing positive for Ebola.

Now Warren Buffett wants to sell you a car

 Would you buy a used car from Warren Buffett? How about a new one?

More than 1 million GM cars with fatal defect still on road

More than 1 million General Motor cars with a defect tied to at least 23 deaths are still on the road today.

Is demoted planet Pluto making a comeback?

Poor Pluto. Is it or isn't it a planet?

The 5 biggest Facebook hoaxes

Seriously, don't believe everything you read on the Internet. Intentionally or not, the latest round of misleading stories making viral waves has made it harder to tell truth from fiction.