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First on CNN: More on NSA surveillance programs to be declassified

The U.S. intelligence community plans to declassify additional information about surveillance programs of the National Security Administration, possibly as soon as Tuesday, CNN has learned. A senior U.S.

Woman charged in vandalism at National Cathedral

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Police in the nation's capital arrested a woman Monday in connection with the splattering of paint in two locations inside the National Cathedral, a Washington Metropolitan Police Department spokesman said. Tian Jiamel, 58, was

President to propose 'grand bargain' on jobs

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama will offer a new proposal Tuesday that would cut corporate taxes while investing in programs that could put more Americans in well paying, full-time jobs, the White House said. The so-called "grand bargai

Judge orders Chandra Levy court documents unsealed

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A judge on Monday ordered the release of sealed documents and transcripts from court proceedings related to the murder case of Chandra Levy, a Washington intern whose disappearance in 2001 drew national headlines and damaged a U.S

New charges accuse East Cleveland murder suspect of rape

An East Cleveland man accused of killing three women and wrapping their bodies in trash bags has been indicted on 14 charges, including a new allegation of rape. A grand jury on Monday charged Michael Madison, 35, with six counts of aggravated mur

Amazon hiring 7,000 workers

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Amazon announced plans Monday to hire 7,000 workers for its U.S.

Pope's remarks on gays: A shift in tone, not substance

Reaction to Pope Francis' comments about not judging gays has broken along two lines: Either this is a groundbreaking reversal by the head of the Catholic Church, or it's basically just a guy talking on a plane. The truth is, it's neither.

Dying 'Simpsons' co-creator giving away fortune

Getting news that you've been diagnosed with a terminal disease is something we all hope we never have to face.

LA CORONER: Kraddick died from cardiac disease

Beloved Texas radio host Kidd Kraddick died from "cardiac disease" says the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office in Louisiana.

Scores arrested in child prostitution crackdown

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In what it called its largest crackdown to date on child prostitution, the FBI announced Monday that a nationwide operation over the weekend resulted in 150 arrests, with 105 children rescued.