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World's best Easter egg hunts

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:50pm
Searching living rooms and stair closets wears thin after five or ten times. There are more adventurous egg trails out there.
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How hard is it to find a black box?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:26pm
CNN's Martin Savidge shows how difficult it is to locate a black box from just 50 feet underwater.
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Five endangered sites worth saving

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:14pm
Endangered cultural sites are the stars of the annual International Day for Monuments and Sites -- more commonly known as World Heritage Day -- on April 18.
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Photos

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:11pm
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The legacy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:23pm
CNN's Rafael Romo looks back at the life of Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
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Frantic ferry rescue underway

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:13pm
Rescue operations are under way after a ferry sinks in South Korea. Hundreds are still missing.
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Watch Chelsea announce pregnancy

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:11pm
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton announces she is expecting her first child this year at an event in New York.
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En Español: Falleció Cheo Feliciano

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:53pm
Consternación en el mundo de la música por el fallecimiento de José "Cheo" Feliciano, en un accidente de auto.
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Galaxies, planets and stars

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:27pm
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Report: Executions rose in 2013

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:16pm
Virtual "killing sprees" in Iran and Iraq led to a spike in the number of executions globally last year, according to Amnesty International, at odds with a steady decline in the use of the death penalty around the world over the last two decades.
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How deep is Indian Ocean?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:01pm
Just how hard is it to find a plane at the bottom of the ocean?
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Racism isn't just the GOP

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:00pm
Ruben Navarrette says today, you'll find anti-Latino elements in the Democratic Party as well.
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Wife accuses 'Scandal' actor of violence

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:59pm
Columbus Short's wife swears the "Scandal" actor threatened to kill her and himself with a knife last week.
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Why you love the Windy City

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:13pm
Chicago may bring to mind corrupt politicians and rampant gang violence. However, that's not how many Chicagoans see their city.
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Gangs don't scare this couple

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:09pm
Ignoring threats from gangs, a young couple is transforming a violent Chicago neighborhood by helping kids play.
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Boxing for kids

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:08pm
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See boy age 11 years in 4 minutes

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:27pm
Frans Hofmeester made a time-lapse video by filming his son Vince every week, from birth until 11 years old.
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Can they survive in air pockets?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:35pm
Almost 300 ferry passengers -- many high school students -- remain missing, but rescuers hope that air pockets within the ship can keep them alive.
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10 of the world's longest bridges

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:30am
If you ever find yourself in Hunan, China, rent a car and drive the Jishou-Chadong Expressway: 18 tunnels under the Wuling mountains that culminate at the Aizhai Bridge, a gut-churning 1,150-foot-high suspension bridge over the Dehang Canyon. It's a man-made wonder, the world's highest (and maybe even scariest) tunnel-to-tunnel bridge -- and yet it ranks only 15th among the world's longest suspension bridges.
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In blast-shattered town, a 'new normal' emerges

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:24am
One year ago, death and devastation came to the town of West, Texas, when a fertilizer plant exploded. Today the town is more united than ever.
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