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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

Rutgers student sentenced to 30 days in jail for death of rooomate

Dharun Ravi has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for spying on and intimidating his Rutgers University roommate.

Facebook's IPO price: $38 per share

NEW YORK — After four months of paperwork, hype and speculation, the last piece of the Facebook IPO is in place: Facebook said it has priced its IPO at $38 a share.

Donna Summer dies at 63

LOS ANGELES — Donna Summer, the "Queen of Disco" whose hits included "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls," "Love to Love You Baby" and "She Works Hard for the Money," has died, a representative said T

What 'X Factor' can do for Britney Spears

Singing competition shows like "American Idol" and "The Voice" don't only make stars, they rehabilitate them.