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Robertson's to partner with Mossberg for 'Duck Commander' firearms

They've made billions of dollars with their TV show and products, now the "Duck Dynasty" family is branching out into firearms.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush hospitalized

Former first lady Barbara Bush remained hospitalized on Wednesday in Houston for a "respiratory-related issue." Bush, 88, the wife of the 41st President, George H.W. Bush, and the mother of the 43rd, George W.

At least 14 injured in blast, fire in Minneapolis apartment building

An explosion and fire at a three-story apartment building in Minneapolis Wednesday left at least 14 people hospitalized, six critically, fire officials said.

(Psst, aliens) Elaborate crop circle in California mowed down

An elaborate crop circle sculpted into farmland two hours south of San Francisco is no more, having been mowed down to the dismay of hundreds who flocked to glimpse the unexplained site earlier this week. On Tuesday afternoon, the intricate design

Colorado's recreational marijuana stores make history

DENVER (CNN) -- Iraq war veteran Sean Azzariti described his purchase of recreational marijuana -- legally -- as a historic moment Wednesday. "It's huge," he said at a marijuana store along a light industrial corridor outside downtown Denver.

James Avery, star of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' dies at 65

Actor James Avery, who played the beloved Uncle Phil on the hit 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," died Tuesday, his publicist confirmed. He was 65.

Court delays Obamacare contraception mandate for 2 nonprofits

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily exempted two Catholic Church-affiliated nonprofits from requirements to provide contraceptive coverage to its employees under the Affordable Care Act.

Governors make college bowl bet to help feed the hungry

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad have a lot riding on Wednesday's Outback Bowl between college football's University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Louisiana State University Tigers.

Openly gay youth now welcome in Boy Scouts of America

Starting Wednesday, openly gay youths will be allowed to join scouting. Boy Scouts of America made the decision in May to accept them into their ranks. The resolution took effect when the new year rang in.

Fast and Furious gun turns up at Mexican resort shootout

A dramatic shootout between authorities and suspected cartel gunmen at a Mexican seaside resort this month has ties to a botched U.S. gun operation.