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President promotes religious freedom

President Barack Obama says that "around the world, freedom of religion is under threat." And at the annual National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, the President also said he's looking forward to meeting Pope Francis.

Judge orders Texas teen Ethan Couch to rehab for driving drunk, killing 4

A judge on Wednesday ordered that Ethan Couch -- who drove drunk and caused a crash, killing four people and injuring two -- go to a lock-down residential treatment facility.

California Highway Patrol officer cuffs firefighter for refusing to move engine

A Southern California firefighter ended up in handcuffs this week after he disagreed with a highway patrol officer on where to park a fire engine.

Some could go days without power in cold Northeast

Bob and Debbie Burns endured three dark and powerless days after Hurricane Sandy. When the lights went out this time -- the result of a powerful winter storm-- they were ready.

Senate passes farm bill

The Senate passed a farm bill on Tuesday that ends direct subsidies for farmers and trims $90 a month from food stamps for 850,000.

Connecticut governor proposes $10.10 minimum wage

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has proposed a $10.10 an hour wage, which would be the highest of any state in the nation, at least for now.

Source: 4 arrested in connection with drugs in Hoffman's apartment

Four people thought to be connected to the drugs found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment were arrested late Tuesday night, law enforcement officials told CNN.

CVS stores to stop selling tobacco

Want to pick up a pack of cigarettes with your prescription refill? A major U.S. pharmacy chain is breaking that habit.

CNN poll: 57% of Americans think terror attack likely at Sochi Games

With two days to go before the Winter Olympics open in the Russian city of Sochi, more than half of Americans think a terrorist attack on the Games is likely, a poll shows.

Russians say authorities rounding up, poisoning stray dogs before Olympics

The Olympic city has a dog problem. Thousands of stray canines wander the streets and suburbs of Sochi.