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Obama: Red line on Syria is the world's, not his

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the red line he outlined last year regarding Syria's use of chemical weapons came from international treaties and past congressional action, and now it is time for the international community to ma

Serena Williams smashes her way into U.S. Open semifinals

Serena Williams underlined her status as the overwhelming favorite for the women's U.S. Open title with a crushing "double bagel" win over Carla Suarez Navarro in the quarterfinals of the New York grand slam.

Pledge of Allegiance Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about The Pledge of Allegiance, a promise of loyalty to the United States.

Cleveland kidnapper, Ariel Castro, found dead in jail cell

Ariel Castro who was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years for kidnapping, raping and holding captive three women for years was found hanging in his prison cell Tuesday night, authorities told CNN affiliate WOIO.

USDA has $12 million for microentrepreneur grants, loans

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of loan and grant funds to support rural microentrepreneurs and microenterprises.

Israel: Missile test-fired in Mediterranean

Israel and the United States test-fired an "experimental" missile Tuesday morning in the Mediterranean Sea, the Israel Defense Ministry said.

David Frost, veteran British broadcaster, dies at 74

Veteran British broadcaster David Frost, best known for his series of interviews with disgraced U.S. President Richard Nixon, has died. He was 74.

World stocks rally on upbeat economic reports

World stock markets started September with a bang after upbeat economic reports in Europe and China buoyed investor confidence on Monday.

What makes an image unforgettable?

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Wal-Mart slashes iPhone 5 and iPad prices

IPhone discounts are typical this time of year, but Wal-Mart's will be tough to beat.