Social media abuzz over Piers Morgan vs. Alex Jones

(CNN) -- Was it a debate? A berating? A surreal televised "stunt"?

What's Michelle Rhee's legacy in D.C. schools?

(CNN) -- Michelle Rhee hasn't run the Washington, D.C., public schools since 2010, but her time in charge, and her every move in education since, still draw cheers from some and ire from others. "Rhee is one of worst friends and best enemies of pu

Gay Scout's request for Eagle rank rejected

(CNN) -- A gay California Boy Scout's application for Eagle rank was rejected by a Scout council, an official with the organization said Tuesday. In response, the Scout's parents pledged to press their son's national campaign for gay Scouts to be

Connecticut senator wants background checks for ammunition buyers

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, one of the state's senators announced Tuesday he will introduce legislation requiring background checks to buy ammunition. "Ammunition is now the black hole in gun violen

All dressed up and nowhere to go: The date night that Ticketmaster messed up

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sharon Ilstrup was looking forward to a very special date night with her husband, Blake -- a chance to attend one of the Inaugural balls with the president and the first lady.

Chavez will not be sworn in on inauguration day

(CNN) -- A political clash over the legitimacy of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's next term loomed as it was confirmed that he will be unable to attend his inauguration.

Syrian government to free 2,130 prisoners in exchange for 48 Iranians

ISTANBUL (CNN) -- A prisoner exchange involving thousands of Syrian and Turkish captives and at least 48 Iranians was under way Wednesday in Damascus, Syria, according to a Turkish charity organization that has been involved in previous prisone

Video of giant squid in ocean depths is a big breakthrough, expert says

(CNN) -- The first ever video footage of a giant squid swimming in the ocean depths is "an enormous breakthrough," according to a prominent marine conservationist who wrote a book about the quest to find the mysterious creatures.

People laugh until men fall off cliff in giant plastic ball

(CNN) -- An extreme sport went extremely wrong recently when two men riding in a large inflatable ball rolled out of control and fell off a snowy mountain in Russia killing one and seriously injuring the other.

Armstrong tried to donate $250,000 to anti-doping agency

(CNN) -- A Lance Armstrong representative tried to make a donation of about $250,000 to the U.S.