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3-year-old boy with cancer named sheriff's deputy

He has the trademark brown uniform and the badge of a newly minted sheriff's deputy. And he has his first order -- actually, his only order: get better. Wyatt Schmaltz is the new sheriff in town and he's only 3.

House of Representatives closed in construction-related incident

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The House of Representatives side of the U.S. Capitol is closed Thursday because of a construction-related incident, officials said. Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said the incident is confined and not suspicious.

Report: Feds made $106 billion in wrong payments last year

The federal government is continuing to dole out billions of dollars to people who shouldn't get them.

Police officer removes snake from toilet

A bathroom break for one worker at an Alabama construction office ended with an unexpected scare. Willie Harris says he couldn't believe his eyes.

Justin Bieber faces misdemeanor vandalism charge in egging case

Pop star Justin Bieber will be charged Wednesday with a misdemeanor count of vandalism in connection with a January incident in which he allegedly tossed eggs at his neighbor's home, the Los Angeles district attorney said.

Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin sentenced to 10 years

U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan sentenced former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to 10 years on Wednesday.

Obama heads to Texas to address 'urgent humanitarian situation'

President Barack Obama travels to Texas, the epicenter of the immigrant influx, on Wednesday. But the trip has come under criticism from Republicans and some Democrats because, while it includes a Democratic Party fundraising event, it doesn't s

Free Slurpees! 7-Eleven celebrates 7/11

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- 7-Eleven is celebrating its namesake corporate holiday on July 11, otherwise known as 7/11, with a raft of free food. The chain is handing out free 12-ounce Slurpees on Friday, from 11 a.m.

Police: N.C. grandfather shoots son, grandson fires back

 A 84-year-old man shoots his son. So what does his grandson do, according to authorities, in his own father's defense? Shoot -- fatally, it turns out -- his grandfather.

Boy can to reopen free little library

Leawood, KS (WDAF) -- Monday night a young constituent spoke and a metro suburb's city council listened.