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Church shooting: A hymn, then chaos and prayer as pastor dies

Talisha Harris had seen Woodrow Karey at the Louisiana church where her father preached, but not for about four years. Until Friday night. Harris told CNN affiliate KPLC-TV that Karey entered the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Char

NSA mines Facebook for connections, including Americans' profiles

NEW YORK (CNN) -- In addition to phone records and email logs, the National Security Agency uses Facebook and other social media profiles to create maps of social connections -- including those of American citizens.

Amanda Knox retrial over killing of Meredith Kercher begins in Italy

The latest chapter in Amanda Knox's long legal battle began Monday in Florence, Italy, with a retrial over the 2007 killing of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. But Knox, 26, who has expressed concern about returning to a country where she sp

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II to be declared saints in April

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be declared saints in April, the Vatican said Monday. The announcement came after Pope Francis met with cardinals to discuss the planned canonizations of two of his predecessors.

Syria to speak at U.N. General Assembly as chemical weapons inspectors move

Under a global microscope for chemical warfare in its country, the Syrian regime will take the world stage at the U.N. General Assembly on Monday. Foreign Minister Walid Moallem is expected to address last week's resolution by the U.N.

In cancer drug battle, both sides appeal to ethics

Andrea Sloan is dying of ovarian cancer.

Nissan Infiniti, Mazda6 recalled in U.S.

Automakers Nissan and Mazda have announced separate recalls that total nearly 260,000 cars.

Key report on jobs at risk in shutdown

The closely-watched monthly jobs report set for release on Friday could be delayed if the federal government shuts down.

National Coffee Day deals

How about some free coffee? Sunday is National Coffee Day and some of your favorite places are participating. You can get a free cup at Dunkin Donuts if you download their smart phone application.

Sen. Paul wants to reconcile in conference committee

Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday proposed an alternative way to avert a government shutdown, saying the two chambers of Congress should go to conference on the short-term spending bill at the center of the current stalemate.