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Community plans to counter supremacist on mission to create 'white only' town

A tranquil town in North Dakota could lose its serenity if one man has his way. Paul Craig Cobb wants to transform Leith, population 24, into a community that mirrors his white supremacist views.

Helicopter crashes outside Phoenix with no apparent survivors

A helicopter crashed Saturday north of Phoenix with preliminary reports of no survivors, authorities said. It was not known how many people were aboard.

Kenya mall attack: About 30 hostages still inside, sources say

Fifty-nine dead. At least 175 injured. About 30 hostages still inside, as well as perhaps a dozen gunmen.

Obama blasts Republicans at Congressional Black Caucus awards

President Obama blasted Republicans Saturday evening for risking a government shutdown in their effort to defund Obamacare saying, "It is time for these folks to stop governing by crisis."

Suicide bombers kill 77 at Pakistan church

A blast at a Protestant church in northwest Pakistan killed 77 people and wounded more than 120, a local official said.

Pelosi 'optimistic' about fixing some labor worries in Obamacare

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi acknowledged deep concerns by major unions about Obamacare in an interview that aired Sunday, but vowed to work on a plan to quell those worries.

2-year-old gets weight-loss surgery: How young is too young?

When you hear the story of a 2-year-old boy believed to be the youngest person in the world ever to have bariatric surgery, it's very easy to "point a judgmental finger," as one mom said to me.

Twitter: The angriest site on the Internet?

 In the seven years since its founding, Twitter has become a go-to place for news updates, witty one-liners, political one-upmanship and even absurdist storytelling. It's also become a go-to place for intolerant bile.

Police: 31 people confirmed dead in hostage standoff at Nairobi, Kenya, mall

 Police and gunmen faced off Saturday at an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital in an hourslong standoff that left at least 31 people dead, authorities said.

Woman trades $2K bag for for a spot in i-Phone line

People lined up hours in advance to be among the first to get their hands on the new i-Phones that wen on sale Friday. There were several i-Phone fans waiting outside a store in Charleston, South Carolina.