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He was a basketball-loving kid from the Midwest who turned into a jihadi fighting terrorists in Syria -- and dying there.
Gay and lesbian rights advocates continued their undefeated run Thursday when a federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional -- though he didn't go so far to allow such marriages as to take place right away.
Tom Foreman looks at how a 9-year-old girl in Arizona accidentally shot and killed her gun range shooting instructor.
U.S. officials and experts say ISIS uses increasingly impressive tactics and "uncanny" discipline. Brian Todd reports.
Protestors in Salt Lake City say police are withholding evidence from the public in the shooting death of Dillon Taylor.
An Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet has crashed in Virginia's Augusta County, National Guard and local sheriff's officials said.
The young man Miley Cyrus chose to represent homeless youths at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday faces arrest in Oregon, a corrections official said.
Hundreds of people are dead as the worst Ebola virus outbreak in history sweeps through West Africa.
More than 1,200 people have died as the deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola takes hold in West Africa, but despite information campaigns, fear is spreading even more quickly than the virus itself.
Isha Sesay speaks to an NRA certified gun instructor about an accident in which a 9-year-old killed her gun instructor.
Ever feel like you're living in a bubble? You are. Our whole solar system is, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence. And, oh, what a bubble it is! 300 light years long. And about a million degrees hot.
After shocking the tennis world at the U.S. Open, teen sensation Catherine "Cici" Bellis has set her sights on Ellen DeGeneres' couch.
The IRS filed a tax lien against Vanessa Williams, saying the singer-actress owes the federal government $369,249 for her 2011 earnings.
For the past seven years, the final scene of "The Sopranos" has had viewers and fans scratching their heads over what the heck happened. It was perhaps the most divisive series finale of all time, leading legions of people to think their televisions went out and spawning a plethora of close readings of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'."
Shirley Sotloff says her son, Steven Sotloff, who was in the video showing the beheading of another journalist, should be spared.
A small, American high-tech company built a $10 million prototype stealth ship to protect U.S. troops from terrorists. Why isn't the Pentagon buying it?
Zero Freitas began collecting records as a boy. Now he has 5 million records stored in three locations and he plans to make them publicly available.
A new survey about preferences and trends in Mexico concludes that one out of every three Mexicans would migrate to the United States if given the opportunity. The survey published Tuesday by the Washington-based Pew Research Center also says that of the 34% of Mexicans who indicated they would like to move to the U.S., 17% "would do so without authorization," meaning without legal documents.