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Supreme Court strikes down part of DOMA

Here are developments as the Supreme Court considers two cases concerning same-sex marriage. [Updated at 10:38 a.m.

Patriots' Hernandez arrested amid investigation of man's death

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Massachusetts (CNN) -- New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was released from the team Wednesday after being arrested and booked at a police station in North Attleborough, Massachusetts. For the past several days, inv

GRAPHIC VIDEO: 'Nanny cam' catches burglar brutally attack homeowner

A nanny-cam was rolling as a burglar brutally attacked a homeowner while her young child sat in the same room. Now, police in Millburn, New Jersey are asking the public to look at the video, and help identify the attacker.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Man punches ex-wife in the face while she holds her 2-year-old son

The face of an Arizona man seen on surveillance video punching a woman in the face has a lot of people talking. It's a slap then, moments later, a punch in the face that has a lot of people outraged.

Who is NFL star Aaron Hernandez?

Attorneys for the New England Patriots' tight end Aaron Hernandez are finally speaking up as the football player remains behind closed doors at his home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts.

Ancient African coins that could change history of Australia

Can a handful of ancient copper coins from a once-opulent but now abandoned corner of East Africa change what we know about Australian history?

Jim Carrey stands against violence in new movie

The tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary in December has left its mark on Jim Carrey. The 51-year-old actor has said that in light of that event and those like it, he can't stand behind the violence in his upcoming movie, "Kick-Ass 2."

Enter India's amazing world of frugal innovation

In 2001 a huge earthquake shook the state of Gujarat in India. 2,000 people were killed, 400,000 lost their homes, and countless more lost their businesses in the devastation.

Starbucks hikes prices

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Starbucks is charging customers a little more to help them get up Tuesday morning, as coffee chain raises the prices of many of its drinks. Prices are going up by an average of 1% on brewed coffee, tea, latte and espresso dr