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Educator wants to use marijuana to fund schools

An idea on a school superintendent candidate's platform is causing a bit of a stir in South Carolina. Democratic education superintendent candidate Sheila Gallagher wants to legalize marijuana to help fund education.

Circus acrobats injured in fall

Emergency crews are responding to a circus accident in Providence, Rhode Island, where performers fell from rafters during a show on Sunday.

Militants killed in Yemen

At least 37 militants were killed by the Yemeni military as part of an ongoing series of operations against al Qaeda, the country's state news agency reported Sunday.

California Chrome Wins the Run for the Roses

California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, has won the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby. It is Espinoza's second Derby victory.  

Landslide claims lives of villagers and rescuers

A double landslide that first buried an Afghanistan village and then hundreds of rescuers is a mass grave holding thousands of people after authorities found that digging for bodies in 50 meters of mud and rock to be impossible, officials said

Roadside bomb kills 10

A roadside bomb in Mogadishu killed a former regional government administrator and nine other people on Saturday, according to Somali police.

Kentucky Derby Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Kentucky Derby. The Derby is run annually on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The 2014 Kentucky Derby is scheduled for May 3rd.

7 fascinating cities of destruction

The world tends to celebrate the ingenuity and strength of great civilizations that have flourished by successfully subduing nature.

Al Feldstein, longtime Mad magazine editor, dies at 88

Al Feldstein, who guided Mad magazine for almost three decades as its editor, has died, according to a Montana funeral home. He was 88.

This 'Star Trek'-style molecular sensor fits in your hand, reads your food

Anyone who has been deceived by a punchbowl at a party, or a diet-busting cake, will recognize the value of knowing exactly what you are eating.