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Michael Douglas clarifies comment about oral sex and cancer

Yes, oral sex can lead to cancer - and that's really all Michael Douglas wanted you to know.

Partisan views of IRS targeting: Political conspiracy or overzealous scrutiny

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Like a partisan version of the proverbial blind men touching the elephant, members of Congress have starkly differing views of the scope and magnitude of the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-ex

Susan Rice to replace Donilon as national security adviser

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will replace Tom Donilon as President Barack Obama's national security adviser, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

First lady clashes with protester; threatens to leave event

First lady Michelle Obama had a rare run-in with an audience heckler Tuesday during a fund-raising event in Washington for the Democratic National Committee. The outburst from the crowd distracted Obama from her prepared remarks, prompting her to

Rutgers president's chief of staff named in age-bias lawsuit

Yet another top Rutgers University staffer has come under scrutiny, this time for being named in an age discrimination lawsuit involving three former employees. Gregory S. Jackson, who was appointed by Rutgers President Robert S.

Rivers recede in wake of Missouri levee breaches

WEST ALTON, Missouri (CNN) -- Residents of communities north of St.

DEA: Suburban mom by day, pot grower by night

NEW YORK (CNN) -- The mother of two would often drive back and forth between her suburban Scarsdale, New York, home and the bleak-looking, one-story brick warehouse in Queens. Sometimes, she drove the route in her Mercedes SUV.

Report: Some 20 baseball players may face suspension in doping scandal

Major League Baseball is set to suspend some 20 players in the coming weeks due to a scandal involving performance-enhancing drugs, according to an ESPN report.

Glimmer of hope for critically endangered butterfly in Florida

At his version of an ICU unit, Jaret Daniels pays extraordinary attention to his young charges. Each of the creatures is kept in its own plastic cup, isolated to prevent the spread of disease. Not just any food will do.

Frozen fruit linked to hepatitis A recalled

Townsend Farms is recalling bags of a frozen fruit mix commonly used in smoothies because they could be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus, the company said in a statement.