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Senator Cornyn challenge's President Obama's Gitmo vision

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement today responding to the President’s call to ease restrictions on prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay:

VIDEO: Once homeless teen now high school's valedictorian

A Georgia teenager who was homeless for years is now her high school's valedictorian. She focused on her studies, despite living in shelters and even her mother's car.

4 federal agencies to shut Friday

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Got a question about tax refunds, polluters or subsidized housing? Don't expect an answer this Friday.

80-year-old Japanese man becomes oldest to climb Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (CNN) -- An 80-year-old Japanese man on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mt. Everest, officials said.

Storm-scattered mementos finding their homes via Facebook

On Sunday, a mystery photograph fluttered from the sky and landed near Leslie Hagelberg's mailbox in West Tulsa, Oklahoma. She soon discovered it had been blown from Shawnee, Oklahoma, some 90 miles away.

Man builds pirate ship, sells for $80,000 on Craigslist

The Mississippi River: home to grand old paddle steamers, blues music, Huckleberry Finn, and... pirate ships.

Police: Man Called 911 More Than 100 Times in a Month

Sacramento, CA (KTXL) -- A Sacramento believes it's the federal government that's causing him agonizing pain, forcing him to dial 911, according to police, more than 100 times. "They squeeze my brain, the press my stomach, they stir my intestines,

Obama speech to focus on drones, Guantanamo prison

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- From the targeted killing of Americans overseas to the future of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obama will lay out the framework and legal rationale for his administration's counterterrorism poli

Cameron condemns brutal hacking death, says Britain stands firm

LONDON (CNN) -- Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain would be "absolutely resolute" in the face of terrorism Thursday, as he vowed to track down those behind the brutal hacking death of a British soldier in London. Cameron condemned the "horr

What it means to take 'The Fifth'

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS unit handling tax-exempt status, invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.