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Maisah Sobaihi: The Saudi Arabian woman revealing all on stage

Maisah Sobaihi isn't just lifting the veil on the complicated love lives of Saudi Arabian women. She's smashing down the door to their homes and inviting you in for a cup of tea.

Fodor's 100 Hotel Award winners

Whether you're seeking a blissful beach retreat, a funky conversion or the perfect exotic hideaway, there's a hotel for nearly everyone on the third annual Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards, released Friday.

Hip-hop health, a 'party with a purpose'

The classroom walls tremble as a room full of 8-year-olds bob heads, shrug shoulders and wriggle around in sync with the thud of the bass.

Pilots snoozed at 30,000 feet in cockpit of 300-passenger plane

Cruising at 30,000 feet, pilots snoozed in the cockpit of a 300-passenger airliner en route to Britain last August, UK aviation authorities told CNN on Thursday.

Decorate your bookcase one knickknack at a time

Once upon a time, bookshelves were just for books, a spot to proudly show off your full set of encyclopedias before the advent of Google.

Twitter launches emergency notification service

A new service from Twitter allows government agencies and non-governmental organizations to send emergency messages directly to users' phones during natural disasters or times of crisis, the company announced Wednesday.

Authorities searching nationwide for man sexually assaulting child for 8+ years

Local authorities have joined other law enforcement agencies across the nation in the search for a mysterious man who is sexually assaulting a child and using her for pornographic images.

U.S.-Iran talks mark first high-level, face-to-face meeting in 30-plus years

It's been more than 30 years since high-level officials from the United States and Iran sat down together to talk face-to-face. If everything holds, that string ends Thursday.

Obamacare open enrollment: Here's everything you need to know

Amy Braun-Gross is counting the hours until October 1. It's not her birthday nor her anniversary. October 1 is the day that marks the first time ever she will be allowed to buy health insurance.

Decorate your bookcase one knickknack at a time

Once upon a time, bookshelves were just for books, a spot to proudly show off your full set of encyclopedias before the advent of Google.