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Dispatcher: 50 injured after car plows into parade-goers in Virginia

As many as 50 people were injured Saturday afternoon after a car plowed into parade-goers in Damascus, Virginia, a police dispatcher told CNN.

Got THE ticket for tonight's big Powerball drawing?

Two dollars and a dream. That's all it took for Mammie Hicks to plunk down money at a Riverside, Missouri, convenience store for a chance at Saturday's record $600 million multistate Powerball jackpot.

Where student loans are delinquent

The average college graduate from the Class of 2013 has about $35,000 in student loan and credit card debt. If they live in certain states, they might not have to pay back those loans.

Federal workers under fire

The Internal Revenue Service scandal couldn't have come at a worse time for the nation's 2 million federal workers, who are desperate to end furloughs and get their first raise in three years.

Cloning stem cells: What does it mean?

A human embryo, containing about a couple hundred cells, is smaller than the period at the end of a sentence.

Teens protest Abercrombie and Fitch

Abercrombie and Fitch is now facing new fury over their lack of plus size clothing.

NRA pushes for recall of top legislator in Colorado

The national battle over guns is headed to the states in a major way. Already groups supporting more gun restrictions have been active at the local level.

Report: North Korea launches short-range missiles

North Korea launched three short-range guided missiles into the sea off the Korean Peninsula's east coast Saturday, South Korea's semi-official news agency Yonhap cited the South Korean Defense Ministry as saying.

Woman gets 57 months for impersonating safety official after Gulf oil spill

A Louisiana woman has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for impersonating a federal safety official following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Feds to probe Connecticut train crash

Federal transportation investigators will work to determine what caused two passenger trains to collide during rush hour in Connecticut, sending dozens to the hospital.