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Mother arrested after 8 children found dead in Australia, police say

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Holiday lights so bright you can see them from space

 (CNN) -- Those lights you put up for the holidays don't just brighten your neighborhood -- they are providing NASA with new data about how ci

Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Friday said that Sony Pictures made a mistake in canceling the release of a movie after a cyberatta

24 states now suing Obama over immigration

 Twenty-four states have signed onto the legal challenge against President Barack Obama over his executive action on immigration, incoming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday.

Texas father faces capital murder charges in 4-year-old son's death

A Texas father is facing charges after his 4-year-old son was found dead in his home Tuesday.

N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

Claudia Lacy says she can accept anything: even that her youngest son committed suicide -- if it's proven and explained to her.

Elderly man tasered during Texas traffic stop

At 76-years-old, Pete Vasquez stands just five-feet-five-inches tall and weighs a slight 145 pounds. Now he is at the center of a police dash cam video that is causing outrage in Victoria, Texas.

Controversy surrounds nativity scene at Texas capitol building

A nativity display at the Texas state capitol is reigniting a debate. Freedom of religion versus the separation of church and state. Visitors to the capitol started taking a look at the nativity, Sunday.

Arizona Humane Society removes 60 cats from apartment

Phoenix, AZ (KTVK) -- The Arizona Humane Society removed 60 cats and two dead kittens from an east Phoenix apartment Thursday afternoon.

Atheists release own version of Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?