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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Virginia church in the nude

WARNING: Some viewers may find this video disturbing Most people go to church in their Sunday best, but a Virginia congregation doesn't focus on those material things.

Sochi 2014: Why does the Winter Olympics matter?

SOCHI, Russia (CNN) -- Why does Sochi 2014 matter? It's a question worth asking given we're thick into the action of the 22nd Winter Games.

Five favorite moments from the first weekend of the Sochi Olympics

The first weekend of the Winter Olympics brought us moments of humor and technical problems from the Opening Ceremony, a skater's reaction that went viral and the sparkling debut of a sport where "stoked" and "dude" are

New round of Syria peace talks begins in Geneva

Syria's warring sides began a new round of peace talks Monday, days after a first session managed little beyond a pledge to evacuate civilians from the besieged city of Homs.

Is same-sex marriage no longer a political issue?

Same-sex marriage is a non-issue in American politics. OK, that might be a bit of an overstatement, but it seems to be causing less of a firestorm lately than when it was a dependable wedge issue.

Newlywed dies after BASE jump attempt in Zion National Park in Utah

A newlywed woman died after plunging about 2,000 feet after a BASE jumping attempt in Utah's rugged Zion National Park, authorities said Sunday.

Did Schumer call Boehner's bluff on immigration?

When House Speaker John Boehner abruptly announced Thursday that he didn't see a way forward on immigration reform this year, he said President Obama was part of the reason.

Danish zoo kills healthy giraffe, feeds body to lions

An online petition to save a healthy young giraffe from death has failed, despite thousands of signatures from animal lovers.

Feds to expand legal benefits, services for same-sex marriages

- In a major milestone for gay rights, the United States government plans to expand recognition of same-sex marriages in federal legal matters, including bankruptcies, prison visits and survivor benefits.