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FCC could ban 'Redskins' from tv, radio

The Federal Communications Commission [FCC] could effectively ban the use of the word "Redskins" by broadcasters, based upon a filing by several former FCC commissioners and other communication law experts, if the team's name isn&

Thatcher: Tributes paid to 'great leader, great Briton'

LONDON (CNN) -- Prime Minister David Cameron and Queen Elizabeth II led the tributes to Britain's "Iron Lady," former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, following the news of her death Monday. "The Queen was sad to hear the news of the death of Bar

Sending out an SOS for 'America's flagship'

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) -- For me, touring the SS United States felt kind of like I was exploring my grandmother's attic for the first time, not knowing what I'd find.

U.S. diplomat died 'doing what she loved' in Afghanistan

Anne Smedinghoff lived inside a heavily secured compound. But the public diplomacy officer for the U.S.

Philadelphia archdiocese finds 2 priests unsuitable for ministry

Two Catholic priests accused of wrongdoing have been declared unfit for service by the Philadelphia archdiocese and will no longer be allowed to minister.

Lambert, Bryan win big at country music awards

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Miranda Lambert was the big winner at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards, but it was Luke Bryan who pulled off the upset of the night.

Forget falling stars: NASA plans to catch an asteroid

NASA is planning to catch an asteroid and place it in orbit around the moon. Seriously. What sounds like something from science fiction is actually a part of President Barack Obama's proposed federal budget for the next fiscal year, according t

Halle Berry on pregnancy: 'Biggest surprise of my life'

Halle Berry is talking about becoming a mother for the second time at 46.

Bodies of children buried at construction site found

The bodies of two children buried alive Sunday at a home construction site in Lincoln County, North Carolina, were recovered Monday morning, according to Dion Burleson, a spokesman for Lincoln County Emergency Management.

Rick Warren's son lost in 'wave of despair'

The weekend's sermon at Saddleback Church was "Surviving Tough Times," a theme Pastor Rick Warren planned before his youngest son killed himself with a gun Friday.