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West Wing briefly evacuated due to smoke, Secret Service says

-- The West Wing of the White House, including the press area, was briefly evacuated Saturday out of an abundance of caution as authorities investigated the source of smoke coming out of a mechanical closet, a Secret Service spokesman told CNN.

Citing Gosnell trial, senators propose abortion resolution

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah introduced a resolution Monday, calling on the Senate to review "public policies" following the trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who's charged with killing four babies.

Cleveland neighborhood asks, how did it happen here?

Outwardly, there is little about the two-story, clapboard house on Cleveland's Seymour Avenue that hints at the decade of horror that authorities say played out inside its walls.

My friends' weddings are putting me deep in debt

Wedding season is here. And for the estimated 69 million Americans who will be attending weddings this year, it means shelling out hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Source: Russia withheld details about Tsarnaev

Russia withheld details from U.S. officials about suspicions of Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011, information that could have altered the course authorities followed, a U.S. law enforcement official told CNN.

Obama administration e-mails raise new questions on Benghazi

An e-mail discussion about talking points the Obama administration used to describe the deadly attack on the U.S.

POLICE: Grandson of Malcolm X beat to death in Mexico

The grandson of civil rights activist Malcolm X, Malcolm Shabazz, died in a Mexico City hospital after suffering an apparent beating, police told CNN.

Cornyn, other Texas Republicans slam IRS for ‘Orwellian persecution’ of conservative groups

Texas Republicans reacted angrily to the Internal Revenue Service’s confession today that its agents had flagged conservative groups for additional review during the 2012 election season.

VIDEO: 11-year-old shoots 12-year-old boy in face

A 12-year-old is recovering from a shot to the face by an 11-year-old. It happened at this apartment complex in camden, new jersey. Police say the two boys were home with a 19-year-old when the shot was fired.

SSA releases annual 'Top Baby Names', Jacob & Sophia top list

The Social Security Administration has released their annual list of the "Top Baby Names" for 2012!