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Texas town sues fertilizer supplier after blast

The Texas town devastated by an April fertilizer plant explosion is suing the company that supplied the plant with ammonium nitrate, arguing the supplier sold the volatile compound "blindly" to a firm that didn't handle it properly. The city of W

Immigration reform passes key Senate test

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Senate signaled its support on Monday for a bipartisan measure strengthening border security in the comprehensive "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill, a sweeping blueprint that promises to overhaul America's immigration po

Filibuster could stall Texas abortion debate as deadline approaches

The clock is ticking, and Republicans in the Texas Senate can't do much to stop it as they face a midnight deadline in their effort to pass new abortion legislation that would be among the most restrictive in the nation. Democrats are promising a

Jim Carrey stands against violence in new movie

The tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary in December has left its mark on Jim Carrey. The 51-year-old actor has said that in light of that event and those like it, he can't stand behind the violence in his upcoming movie, "Kick-Ass 2."

Enter India's amazing world of frugal innovation

In 2001 a huge earthquake shook the state of Gujarat in India. 2,000 people were killed, 400,000 lost their homes, and countless more lost their businesses in the devastation.

Starbucks hikes prices

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Starbucks is charging customers a little more to help them get up Tuesday morning, as coffee chain raises the prices of many of its drinks. Prices are going up by an average of 1% on brewed coffee, tea, latte and espresso dr

Twitter founder uses phone during takeoff

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Twitter founder Jack Dorsey tweeted a number of Vine videos this past week documenting a drive through D.C., his walk through LaGuardia airport, and his plane taking off in San Francisco.

A profile of ex-student who's challenging university's affirmative action policy

The young woman at the center of the Supreme Court challenge to the University of Texas' affirmative action policy was a good high school student, an accomplished musician and a frequent volunteer, according to information released by her legal team.