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New documents may shed light on Colorado theater shooting

New documents will be released Friday morning that may shed more light on a rampage in a Colorado movie theater.

Bullied Michigan teen shines as homecoming princess

WEST BRANCH, Michigan (CNN) -- Whitney Kropp, the teen thrust into the spotlight after her peers nominated her for the school homecoming court as a prank, attended coronation Friday night surrounded by cheering fans.

Teacher mistakenly kills son after neighbor reports robber

A Connecticut grade-school teacher accidentally shot his 15-year-old son during what he apparently thought was the attempted robbery of a neighbor's house, police said Friday.

'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' hits ratings high

TLC is probably pretty pleased right now.

Massachusetts appeals ruling on prisoner sex change

Massachusetts is appealing a federal judge's ruling that the state must pay for the sex-change surgery of a transsexual prison inmate.

NFL Referees get 8 year deal, pay raise

The eight-year deal -- the longest ever for officials, according to the NFL -- gives the union referees a pay raise and keeps their pension program in place for five years.

Syria Journalist Killed

Sniper fire killed a correspondent with Iran's state-run Press TV in Damascus on Wednesday, the television station's website said.

NFL admits Green Bay should have won, won't overturn call

Sputtering frustration over replacement officials in the National Football League burst into full-open revolt after a controversial end-zone call that decided the fate -- wrongly, it turns out -- of Monday night's game between the Green Bay

Military leaders: We're still too fat to fight

Childhood obesity isn't just a health issue, according to a group of retired military leaders. It's also a national security issue.

Justices will soon decide whether to take up same-sex marriage appeals

The Supreme Court may announce as early as Tuesday whether it will take up the divisive issue of same-sex marriage.