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Frail Muhammad Ali appears at event to honor humanitarian work

Appearing very frail, boxing legend Muhammad Ali made a rare public appearance Thursday at an event in his hometown to pay homage to others for their humanitarian work.

Helping disabled vets rebuild their lives

(CNN) -- As he watched wounded troops being brought inside the hospital on stretchers, Michael Conklin couldn't believe what he was seeing.

Launching Obamacare enrollment sites was an 'impossible task'

Obamacare's new online healthcare exchanges got off to a bad start this week, as an onslaught of traffic to enrollment websites meant many people were unable to sign up.

AZ governor offers to keep Grand Canyon open with state money, U.S. government declines

Arizona republican governor Jan Brewer, made an announcement on her Facebook page earlier Friday morning concerning the federally-run Grand Canyon.

'Steel Magnolias' house up for auction

A piece of Louisiana and Hollywood history is hitting the auction block. The Cook-Taylor house in Natchitoches is the bed and breakfast made famous in the movie "Steel Magnolias."

Deceased suspect identified U.S. Capitol car chase, 1 officer injured

Police near the U.S. Capitol opened fire, Thursday, on a car being chased by authorities, hitting a woman driving the vehicle that also contained a child, an intelligence source told CNN.

Put your clothes on, a motherly Sinead O'Connor advises Miley Cyrus

Stop stripping. Stop letting yourself be "pimped." And for heaven's sake, stop licking sledgehammers, Miley.

Fundraising for Colorado flood victims lags far behind need

Fundraising efforts for victims of the Colorado floods have fallen far short of the billions of dollars in estimated damage.

Home mortgage rates drop again

Mortgages got more affordable again this week. The average interest rate for the most popular kind of home loan, the 30-year fixed rate, fell to 4.22%, down from 4.32% a week earlier.

Stocks fall again on Washington woes

Stocks fell again Thursday as Washington remains paralyzed and the nation approaches the deadline for raising the U.S. debt ceiling.