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Hofstra marks student's death with graduation moment of silence

Sunday's graduation ceremony at Hofstra University was a bittersweet affair marked by a moment of silence for a 21-year-old student killed by a police officer two days ago.

RNC raises $7.2 million in April

The Republican National Committee raised $7.2 million in April, one month after releasing its rebranding and outreach efforts following the presidential election loss in 2012.

Oxbow wins Preakness Stakes

Oxbow, after a sixth-place showing at the Kentucky Derby, led wire-to-wire to claim victory Saturday at the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes.

The winner of the largest Powerball jackpot ever is....

The million-dollar questions have been answered. What are the Powerball numbers, and have any winning tickets been sold?

More bad weather expected after tornadoes wallop several states

A rash of tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma and the Midwest on Sunday and Monday, destroying homes and tossing trees around like toothpicks.

Virginia GOP nominee compared Planned Parenthood to KKK

An outspoken and provocative conservative who emerged from Saturday's Republican Party of Virginia Convention as the party's nominee for lieutenant governor once compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan and blasted African-Americ

2 FBI agents die in hostage rescue training exercise

Two FBI special agents were killed Friday during a training exercise off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia, the bureau said in a statement released Sunday.

Despite 'shortage of common sense' in D.C., Obama expresses optimism

Obama kicked off his fundraising tour for Senate Democrats on Sunday with a speaking gig in Atlanta, his first of six events for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee this year.

Anderson Cooper jilted at the aisle in 'SNL' wedding

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper played the groom in a surreal wedding scene send-off for Bill Hader's Stefon character on the season finale of "Saturday Night Live."

High school prom, 50 years later

The class of 1963 crowded in a rectangle on the dance floor, the memories of high school fresh on their minds as the band played in a sea of pink and blue hues.