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Obama calls Joplin High graduates an 'inspiration'

Calling the students an inspiration "to me (and) the world," President Barack Obama urged Joplin High School graduates Monday to heed the lessons they've learned and spirit they've shown to rebuild not only their tornado-ravag

Christie to fund-raise for Romney

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will appear at a Tuesday fund-raiser in New York with Mitt Romney, Romney's campaign told CNN on Monday.

Mongolia tries to stop sale of rare dinosaur fossil

(CNN) -- It's no bloody, foot-stomping battle to the death, but a legal fight befitting a mighty dinosaur is playing out on two continents as Mongolia's president tries to block the sale of a nearly complete skeleton of a 24-foot-long d

Rutgers student sentenced to 30 days in jail for death of rooomate

Dharun Ravi has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for spying on and intimidating his Rutgers University roommate.

Mexican troops capture a top suspect in slayings of 49

One of the main suspects in the killings of 49 people in northern Mexico received orders from the top leaders of the Zetas cartel, a military official said Monday.

Obama ended April with $115 million in bank

President Barack Obama's campaign ended the month of April with over $115 million in the bank, federal campaign filings posted Friday showed.

Facebook stock falls below IPO price

Facebook's stock slid below its offering price in premarket trading Monday, following a lackluster day of trading when the stock debuted. Facebook declined 3.7% to $36.81 in premarket trading .

Stocks: Facebook IPO vs. Europe worries

U.S. stocks were poised for a higher open Friday as investors set aside worries about Europe and turned their focus to Facebook's debut.

Romney running mate: the speculation begins

U.S. — With former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney now the presumptive Republican nominee for president, speculation has begun as to whom he will chose to be his running mate.

Twitter joins 'Do Not Track,' gives users privacy option

A Federal Trade Commission official announced that Twitter users will be able block personal data from being shared with third-party websites.