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With Obama on way, Democrat widens lead in crucial governor's race

With one week to go until Election Day, a new poll indicates Democrat Terry McAuliffe has opened up a double-digit lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the much-watched battle for Virginia governor.

WHO: Polio cases confirmed in Syria

Ten cases of polio have been confirmed among children in Syria, the first outbreak of the disease in that country since 1999, a World Health Organization spokesman told CNN Tuesday.

Obama admin. knew millions could not keep their health insurance

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it.

VIDEO: Who are you pulling for in the 2016 presidential race?

Now, to an early dose of presidential politics and an early look at who could run for the White House in 2016.

2 arrested after children found home alone with no water, food, electricity

Bossier City police arrested a mother and father over the weekend after they left two of their minor children by themselves for several hours overnight in their home with no electricity, food or running water.

Man arrested for allegedly raping 3-year-old girl, giving her gonorrhea

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office has arrested a man that allegedly gave a three-year-old girl gonorrhea.

VIDEO: Mother building playground for disabled children

A Louisiana mother has made it her mission to build a park accessible to children with disabilities. She's inspired by her 20-month-old son who has been diagnosed with a rare condition.

Bill Bryson changes course for 'One Summer'

A heavily publicized murder trial. A horrific school bombing. A parade of con artists, legendary athletes, industrialists and anarchists, radiant movie stars and wearisome politicians. And, soaring over all, Charles Lindbergh.

Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis expecting first child

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are growing their family. The couple, who announced their engagement in January, are expecting their first child together, a rep for Wilde confirmed to CNN.

Southwest plane returns to Nashville after striking birds

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency return to Tennessee's Nashville International Airport on Monday morning because it hit several birds during takeoff, the airline said.