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Nationwide rallies demand 'Justice for Trayvon'

The parents of Trayvon Martin joined thousands of Americans at more than 100 scheduled vigils in cities nationwide demanding Saturday what they described as justice for their 17-year-old son, who was shot dead last year.

Republicans pass 'No Child Left Behind' replacement

 A Republican-backed attempt to give local and state governments greater power over their school systems, while reducing federal education funding, passed the U.S.

How Obama's comments on race sparked very different reactions

 In some of the most personal and unscripted comments on race of his presidency, President Barack Obama broke his silence Friday with surprise remarks from the White House on Trayvon Martin, his first public comments since a Florida jury a

Glee to premiere Thursday, September 26

In light of the tragic passing of beloved GLEE cast member Cory Monteith, the series’ executive producers, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company have jointly decided to delay the start of production of GLEE until early

Aurora marks anniversary of movie massacre amid gun debate

One year after a gunman killed 12 people in an Aurora movie theater, the city is marking its losses with solemn moments and a continuing debate over the place of guns in society.

Longtime journalist Helen Thomas dead at 92

Longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92, sources told CNN Saturday. Thomas covered 10 presidents over nearly half a century, and became a legend in the industry.

Death Penalty Fast Facts

 Here's a look at what you need to know about the death penalty in the United States. Facts: Capital punishment is legal in 32 U.S. states. Approximately 3,125 inmates in 35 states are awaiting execution.

GRAPHIC WARNING: MA police photographer releases photos of Boston bomber surrendering to police

The backlash over Rolling Stone's cover photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev led to the release of new photos of his capture Thursday, images a police photographer said show "the real Boston bomber."

Boy Scouts ban obese kids from program

Hiking! Zip-lining! Rock climbing! About 30,000 Boy Scouts and 7,000 adults are out in the mountains of southern West Virginia for the National Scouts Jamboree -- and they all had to meet a body mass index cut-off.

5 things you need to know for your new day

Welcome to the Friday version of "5 things for your new day". 1. TRAYVON MARTIN'S PARENTS Stunned by acquittal: