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James Avery, star of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' dies at 65

Actor James Avery, who played the beloved Uncle Phil on the hit 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," died Tuesday, his publicist confirmed. He was 65.

Court delays Obamacare contraception mandate for 2 nonprofits

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily exempted two Catholic Church-affiliated nonprofits from requirements to provide contraceptive coverage to its employees under the Affordable Care Act.

Governors make college bowl bet to help feed the hungry

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad have a lot riding on Wednesday's Outback Bowl between college football's University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Louisiana State University Tigers.

CNN anchor battles her skin and wins

I have spent more than a decade of my professional career on international television, my face visible to millions each day. Yet I have spent a lifetime hiding.

Terri Schiavo's family joins family of teen Jahi McMath in fight over life support

The family of Terri Schiavo has joined the battle over Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old girl on life support who has been declared dead by doctors.

Colorado's recreational marijuana stores make history

Those craving a quick high can now stroll into a Colorado shop and buy marijuana for recreational use, legally.

Governors make college bowl bet to help feed the hungry

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad have a lot riding on Wednesday's Outback Bowl between college football's University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Louisiana State University Tigers.

Openly gay youth now welcome in Boy Scouts of America

Starting Wednesday, openly gay youths will be allowed to join scouting. Boy Scouts of America made the decision in May to accept them into their ranks. The resolution took effect when the new year rang in.

Fast and Furious gun turns up at Mexican resort shootout

A dramatic shootout between authorities and suspected cartel gunmen at a Mexican seaside resort this month has ties to a botched U.S. gun operation.

Gas prices down in '13, set to go lower in '14

 Drivers fueled up for the lowest price in three years during 2013, according to AAA, and even lower prices are expected in 2014.