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New monkey discovered

Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- Scientists are claiming they have discovered a new species of monkey living in the remote forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo -- an animal well-known to local hunters but until now, unknown to the outside world.<

Obama condemns killing of U.S. ambassador to Libya

(CNN) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of the United States ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, in a rocket attack on the U.S. Consulate in the city of Benghazi on Tuesday.

Obama condemns killing of U.S. ambassador to Libya

(CNN) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of the United States ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, in a rocket attack on the U.S. Consulate in the city of Benghazi on Tuesday.

Protesters storm U.S. Embassy, tear down flag in Cairo

Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and tore down the American flag, apparently in protest of a film thought to insult the Prophet Mohammed.

WARNING GRAPHIC: Man sentenced to 35 years for biting off chunk of girlfriend's face

Today, a 50-year-old Virginia Beach man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for aggravated malicious wounding after police say he chased down his girlfriend and chewed off a chunk of her face.

Chicago teachers strike; students and parents scramble

(CNN) -- Chicago teachers and administrators started talking again Monday, hours after the educators' union called a strike and school officials said they had nothing left to give.

Pot use may increase risk of testicular cancer

Marijuana may double the risk of testicular cancer among young men, particularly tumors that are more severe, according to a new study published in the American Cancer Society's journal, Cancer.

Police motorcyclist in presidential motorcade dies after Florida accident

CNN) -- A police motorcyclist in President Barack Obama's motorcade died Sunday in Florida following a serious highway accident, police and the top White House spokesman said. The officer from the Jupiter, Florida, police department was transporte

Venezuela detains captain of U.S. ship, crew members say

(CNN) -- Venezuelan authorities have detained the captain of a U.S.-flagged ship docked in a northwestern port city, accusing him of arms trafficking, according to crew members on board.

Drew Peterson guilty of murder in ex-wife's death

An Illinois jury on Thursday found former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson guilty of murder in the 2004 death of his ex-wife.