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Suspect in Texas college stabbings had dreams of success, bloodshed, some say

The 20-year-old student who authorities said went on a stabbing spree Tuesday at Lone Star College near Houston, Texas, is undergoing psychological evaluation Wednesday, the Harris County District Attorney's Office says.

What's in Obama's budget

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- President Obama on Wednesday will propose a $3.77 trillion budget for 2014 that would cut deficits by $1.8 trillion over the next decade, according to senior administration officials.

High school visit added to first lady's Chicago trip

First lady Michelle Obama's trip to Chicago on Wednesday will include a stop at a public high school where the city's rash of gun violence has been acutely felt. She'll stop at Harper High School, where 29 students, past and present, have been sho

'Yes, it's tough': For Gabby Giffords, a wounded life has a new purpose

TUCSON, Arizona (CNN) -- Gabby Giffords will never be the same after being shot through the head little more than two years ago. Yet one thing hasn't changed, ironically, is her appreciation for guns. For the former congresswoman who is now at

Chelsea Clinton's mother (-in-law) considering bid for office

(CNN) -- Former U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky has emerged as a possible candidate for Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District, a seat currently held by Rep.

Nine dead in China bird flu outbreak, officials probe family 'clusters'

HONG KONG (CNN) -- Two more people have died from a rare strain of bird flu in China, as health officials investigate possible cases of transmission between family members. The latest fatalities occurred in Anhui and Jiangsu provinces -- both in e

Northeast Asia on edge ahead of possible North Korean missile test

Countries in northeast Asia remained on edge Wednesday amid warnings from U.S. and South Korean officials that North Korea could carry out a missile test at any point.

Payments coming for borrowers in $3.6B foreclosure settlement

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Were you going through the foreclosure process in 2009 or 2010? Well, even if you didn't end up losing your home, you might have some money coming to you.

Tycoon donates Cubist treasure trove to New York's Met museum

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A leading philanthropist and cosmetics tycoon plans to donate 78 Cubist works to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, a gift described by the institution as "truly transformational."

Jewish scrolls burned in potential hate crime

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Police have identified a suspect in a string of potential hate crimes in New York in which 12 mezuzahs were set ablaze as they hung on door frames outside Jews' homes. According to the NYPD, the suspect is wanted for setting fire