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Parched Southwest considers more desalination

It's not just California. Droughts are sapping precious water supplies all across America's southwest.

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White House preps to add spikes to fence

Secret Service and National Park Service officials are prepping for upgrades to the White House fence after several embarrassing security lapses in recent months.


Pataki makes long-shot bid for President

George Pataki, the Republican who won the governorship three times in heavily Democratic New York, is running for President in 2016.

"My vision was not a partisan vision. It was a vision about people, about what we could accomplish together," Pataki s...

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Students give $8k to principal with cancer

After years of saving and fundraising, the graduating class of New Hampshire's Profile Senior High School finally had $8,000 for their senior trip.

Joseph Sepp Blatter

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FIFA corruption: Calls for Blatter's ouster

Latest developments:

• "I know many people hold me ultimately responsible for the actions ... of the global football community, whether it's the destination of the hosting of the World Cup or a corruption scandal. We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all...

Anthrax microscope


Live anthrax inadvertently shipped by US military

Four Defense Department workers have been put in post-exposure treatment, a defense official said, following the revelation the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples in the last several days.

Taxes, tax forms


IRS believes data theft originated in Russia

The IRS believes that a major cyber breach that allowed criminals to steal the tax returns of more than 100,000 people originated in Russia, two sources briefed on the data theft tell CNN.

On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service announced that organi...

U2, Bono

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U2 tour manager dies in hotel room

Longtime U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan died Wednesday, the band said on its website.

"With profound sadness we confirm that Dennis Sheehan, U2's longstanding tour manager and dear friend to us all, has passed away overnight," said Arthur Fogel, an ex...

Young women using laptop computer for small business


For Millennials, it's good to be young, rich, and female

Rich, young women are kicking butt.

Wealthy Millennial women are more likely to make at least as much -- if not more -- than their husbands. They're also more likely to take the big decisions on household finances and investments, according to a new r...

FIFA building outside

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Putin rips U.S. over FIFA corruption case

Leaders worldwide are playing football with the game of football -- specifically, its powerful and polarizing governing body, FIFA. And, as in a tough match, things are getting testy.

The comments and calls for action Thursday come a day after U.S. au...

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