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Student loan rates doubling on Monday

Students preparing to take subsidized government loans will see their interest rates double to 6.8% from current levels, starting Monday, July 1.

Immigration reform in the House looks uncertain as lawmakers quarrel

Two top lawmakers in the House immigration reform effort battled Sunday over how a compromise could be obtained in the Republican-controlled chamber, after the Democrat-controlled Senate passed sweeping reform legislation last week.

Get caught up: Week 1 of Zimmerman trial

Sixteen months after the shooting that took the life of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a jury of six women began hearing evidence in a Florida courtroom this week in the trial of George Zimmerman.

U.S. asks Ecuador to reject any asylum request from Edward Snowden

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden asked Ecuador "to please reject" the request for asylum from self-avowed National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, according to Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.

Indianapolis Colts player arrested on firearms charge

Police arrested Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged early Saturday after allegedly finding his semiautomatic pistol poking out from under the passenger seat of the white Camaro he'd been in, police said.

GRAPHIC WARNING: Man accused of strangling, chopping up, cooking puppy

A Florida man is accused of strangling a family puppy, chopping it into pieces and cooking its ribs on the stove, Tampa police said. Thomas Elliot Huggins, 25, was arrested Thursday after a family member called police.

In South Carolina, Paul seeks common ground among GOP

Making his political debut in the early presidential primary state of South Carolina, Sen.

Report: Google's making a video game console

Google is reportedly working on a video game console that would be powered by its Android operating system, potentially putting another huge tech player in an arena dominated by Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.

Colts' Lefeged arrested in Washington

Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested early Saturday in Washington on five charges, including carrying a firearm without a license, a DC Metro police spokesman told CNN.

Christians happier than atheists -- on Twitter

Christians tweet from the heart, atheists from the head, according to a new study.