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Death penalty rates continue to decline

The use of the death penalty in the U.S. is declining That's the conclusion of a new report from the Death Penalty Information Center.

11 trillion gallons of rain still needed to end California drought

 About 11 trillion gallons of rain, or nearly 17 million Olympic swimming pools full.

Releasing 'The Interview' on demand may be Sony's best option

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- "The Interview" got into trouble thanks to the Internet.

Alcatraz escapees could have lived, study says

 (CNN) -- On June 11, 1962, three Alcatraz inmates -- John Anglin, Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris -- attempted to leave the infamous San Francisco Bay island prison in a bold escape attempt involving dummy heads, chipped-through walls an

Want to see a movie a day? AMC hopes so

 (CNN) -- Could the Netflix model work for a movie theater chain?

Drivers to save $550 on gas in 2015

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S.

'7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins: 'I did something terribly wrong'

"7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins has admitted to inappropriate sexual contact with three female minors, People reports.

Alan Gross, on plane after release from Cuba: 'I'm free'

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Meet the stars of New York's cat cafe

 Julian likes ornithology and "Downton Abbey." He's quite the gentleman, and hates being late for tea. For potential admirers, it's important to note that Julian is a cat.

First woman bishop named for Church of England

 The first woman bishop to serve in the Church of England was named Wednesday in a historic step that follows years of sometimes contentious debate.