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Bieber calls Clinton after using the F-word

Justin Bieber reportedly called and apologized to former President Bill Clinton after a recently-emerged video showed the artist spraying cleaner fluid on a photo of the former president and saying "F*** Bill Clinton." Bieber tweeted about the con

House GOP uncertain over immigration reform

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Immigration reform moves to a crucial new arena on Wednesday when Republicans who make up the majority in the U.S. House meet to discuss their version of legislation that already passed the Democratic-led Senate.

Rep. Gohmert: Obama intolerant of Christian service members

A Republican congressman has accused President Barack Obama discriminating against Christians for his objections to a legal measure that would make more room in the military for religious "actions and speech." In effect, a proposed amendment to th

100 years ago, Death Valley set a scorching record -- 134 degrees

The next time you're sweating and complaining that this summer is just too hot, consider this fun fact in weather world history: Exactly 100 years ago Wednesday, Death Valley National Park set the hottest temperature ever recorded in the world -- 134

Defense team says Holmes committed Colorado theater shooting

James Holmes was in "the throes of a psychotic episode when he committed acts that resulted in the tragic loss of life" at a Colorado movie theater a year ago, his attorneys said in a court filing.

Closing arguments set to start in Zimmerman trial

The trial of George Zimmerman, which has highlighted the issues of race and gun violence, is set to begin closing arguments Thursday. Zimmerman, 29, is accused of second-degree murder in the February 26, 2012, death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-ol

Concert director brings tearful testimony to Michael Jackson death trial

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Kenny Ortega choked up with emotion as he read aloud an e-mail he wrote days before Michael Jackson's death. "He was like a lost boy," Ortega read.

Diet soda may do more harm than good

Diet soda drinkers have the same health issues as those who drink regular soda, according to a new report published Wednesday. Purdue University researchers reviewed a dozen studies published in past five years that examined the relationship betwe

VIDEO: Cornyn, Colleagues to Obama: Partial 'Obamacare' delay does not go far enough

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today joined all 45 fellow Senate Republicans in sending a letter to President Obama asking him to extend the Obamacare employer mandate delay to the rest of the flawed law and to make those delays permanent.

Accused Boston Marathon bomber faces charges, victims and the public

When the public last saw accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, he was climbing out of a motorboat dry-docked in the backyard of a Watertown, Massachusetts, home. He was covered in blood from bullet wounds sustained during a manhunt tha