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Private spacecraft prepares for historic link to space station

(CNN) -- A private spacecraft has maneuvered closer to the International Space Station in preparation for what would be a historic rendezvous Friday, the company behind the project announced.

“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” premieres tonight

New season swings into auditions in Dallas and New York.  Audition episodes continue in Los Angeles, Alanta and Salt Lake City. Las Vegas Callback Episode airs Wed., June 20. 

Gallup poll: 'Pro-choice' at a record low

The percentage of Americans who self-identify as favoring abortion rights has hit a record low of 41%, while those who consider themselves "pro-life" reached 50%, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.

Bride who faked cancer ordered repay donors

A New York woman who pretended to have terminal cancer to pay for an extravagant wedding and honeymoon has been ordered to give back thousands of dollars she received from sympathetic donors.

Video of North Carolina pastor's plan to 'get rid of' gays goes viral

Video of a North Carolina pastor preaching that gays and lesbians should be rounded up inside an electric fence is going viral on the Internet, two weeks after North Carolina passed a con

Official: 122 girls, 3 teachers poisoned at Afghan school

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- More than 120 girls and three teachers were admitted to an Afghanistan hospital Wednesday after being poisoned in their classes with a type of spray, a Takhar provincial official said.

Historic launch of private rocket heralds new era

(CNN) -- A new era in space exploration dawned Tuesday as a slender rocket shot into the dark Florida sky before sunrise, carrying the first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station.

Historic launch of private rocket heralds new era

(CNN) -- A new era in space exploration dawned Tuesday as a slender rocket shot into the dark Florida sky before sunrise, carrying the first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station.

Passenger's implant claim triggers flight diversion

A passenger who claimed to have a device surgically implanted inside her spurred authorities to divert a North Carolina-bound jetliner to Maine on Tuesday, federal officials said.

Mongolia tries to stop sale of rare dinosaur fossil

(CNN) -- It's no bloody, foot-stomping battle to the death, but a legal fight befitting a mighty dinosaur is playing out on two continents as Mongolia's president tries to block the sale of a nearly complete skeleton of a 24-foot-long d