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Viral picture: Unborn baby grasps doctor's finger

As any mother can tell you, giving birth can be a blur. But every so often, a picture brings it into crystal-clear focus. Such an image is getting a lot of attention online.

FBI gun background checks hit record highs

The FBI performed nearly 2.8 million background checks on people wanting to buy guns in December, a record month that capped a record year.

'Tennessee Waltz' singer Patti Page dies at 85

CNN Has confirmed that musical performer Patti Page died on New Years Day in Encintas, CA at the age of 85.

E! exec on how Kimye's baby will factor into show

Keeping Up with the Kardashians" is about to get a new cast member -- although perhaps only in utero.

Cliff vote sets up potential 2016 flashpoint

Political junkies were picturing the scene before the gavel came down: Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen.

Four Texas Republicans voted for Fiscal Cliff deal

The all-consuming "fiscal cliff" saga came to a dramatic end late Tuesday with a deal that won the support of only a handful of Texas Republicans.

Pennsylvania to sue NCAA over Penn State sanctions

Meteor shower will light up night sky for just a few hours

Skywatchers will be setting their alarm clocks for the early morning hours Thursday when the annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks.

Shooting at New Year's Eve fireworks show kill 2 in California

A shooting at a New Year's Eve fireworks show in Sacramento, California, where thousands had gathered, killed two people and wounded at least three others, police said.

Doctors urged to join gun debate

he shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14 has compelled the editors of the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine to call on other physicians to become active participants in the discussion about g