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House GOP leaders gather for showdown over shutdown

With a possible government shutdown looming, top House Republicans gathered Saturday to try to work out a spending plan acceptable to tea party conservatives who demand that it must hurt Obamacare in some fashion.

U.N. Security Council could vote on Syria resolution Friday

The U.N. Security Council could vote as early as Friday on a draft resolution regarding Syria's chemical weapons program.

Pilots snoozed at 30,000 feet in cockpit of 300-passenger plane

Cruising at 30,000 feet, pilots snoozed in the cockpit of a 300-passenger airliner en route to Britain last August, UK aviation authorities told CNN on Thursday.

Decorate your bookcase one knickknack at a time

Once upon a time, bookshelves were just for books, a spot to proudly show off your full set of encyclopedias before the advent of Google.

Twitter launches emergency notification service

A new service from Twitter allows government agencies and non-governmental organizations to send emergency messages directly to users' phones during natural disasters or times of crisis, the company announced Wednesday.

Obamacare open enrollment: Here's everything you need to know

Amy Braun-Gross is counting the hours until October 1. It's not her birthday nor her anniversary. October 1 is the day that marks the first time ever she will be allowed to buy health insurance.

Former President George H.W. Bush witnesses same-sex marriage

George H.W. Bush was an official witness to a same-sex marriage this past weekend in Maine, a spokesman for the former president told CNN.

What's the deal with the new Army tattoo rules?

In this day and age, tattoos have become commonplace.

Paul Oliver: Latest in a string of NFL suicides

Paul Oliver, a former defensive back for the University of Georgia and the San Diego Chargers, was found dead this week, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot.

Civil rights activist Evelyn Lowery dies after stroke

Civil rights activist Evelyn Gibson Lowery, who with her husband the Rev. Joseph Lowery participated in the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march in Alabama, died Thursday morning at her Atlanta home, a family spokeswoman said.