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U.S. official: Obama, Rouhani discussed fate of three Americans

The fate of three U.S. citizens who have disappeared or been imprisoned in Iran was discussed during Friday's historic conversation between the two nations' presidents, a senior U.S. administration official said.

Giant balloon to study Comet ISON

Exploring the heavens with spaceships and fancy orbiting telescopes like the Hubble is pretty routine stuff for NASA. But the space agency is going low-tech to get a good look at an eagerly anticipated comet.

The death of the home stereo system

For many years, it was a rite of fall.

Teen with cerebral palsy walks at his school's pep rally

Driven by termination and months of practice, a teen with cerebral palsy gives his classmates an incredible and inspiring surprise! "The biggest day of my life."

Obama admin funding cops in schools

Nine months after the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy, President Barack Obama is putting millions of dollars into funding armed police officers in schools across the country, an idea not too far removed from an National Rifle Association pro

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.