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Charlton Heston Stamps First-Day-of-Issue Ceremony

The event took place at The Creative Life Chinese Theatre as part of the TCM Classic Film Festival.

Obama caps two days of civil rights focus at landmark play

After two speeches heralding the civil rights movement and its impact on his life, President Barack Obama on Friday took in a revival of 'A Raisin in the Sun,' the landmark play chronicling racial tension on Chicago's South Side.

After Pennsylvania school stabbing, authorities and community ask: 'Why?'

MURRYSVILLE, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- A day after a Murrysville, Pennsylvania, teen allegedly rampaged through his high school's hallways, stabbing wildly with two kitchen knives, the first hints of a possible motive began to emerge. The attorney for

Study: 'Jesus' wife' fragment not a fake

A team of scientists has concluded that a controversial scrap of papyrus that purportedly quotes Jesus referring to "my wife," is not a fake, according to the Harvard Theological Review. "A wide range of scientific testing indicates that a papyrus

Showdown on the range: Nevada rancher, feds face off over cattle grazing rights

A 20-year dispute between a Nevada rancher and federal rangers over illegal cattle grazing erupted into an Old West-style showdown on the open range this week, even prompting self-proclaimed members of militia groups from across the country to join t

Official: Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning

Kathleen Sebelius -- who weathered heavy criticism over the flaw-filled launch of the Obamacare website, then saw the program through as it topped a major milestone -- is resigning as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, a White

House Republicans vote to hold former IRS official in contempt

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Republican-led House Oversight Committee voted 21-12 Thursday to charge former IRS official Lois Lerner with contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about the agency's targeting of conservative and other groups.

10 killed when truck crosses median, rams into students' bus in California

A FedEx truck crossed a median and slammed head-on into a bus carrying students in Northern California, killing 10 people, authorities said Friday. The collision Thursday evening killed both drivers, five students and three chaperones, said Lt.

Comcast grilled in Senate over merger plans

Comcast says its pending merger with Time Warner Cable will benefit consumers, but some senators aren't so sure. Executives from the two companies appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to make their case for the deal, but the