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Woman sentenced to death walks free, is to go shopping with victim's grandson

Paula Cooper was just 16 years old when she became the youngest person on death row in the United States. That was in 1986.

URGENT - After five infants die in recliner, maker settles with feds

The deaths of five infants and dozens of injuries or falls have led federal regulators to stop the sales of a popular baby recliner.

Sen. Cruz fights for religious freedom, domestic military bases, strong national missile defense

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) last week participated in the Senate Armed Services Committee’s consideration of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). He introduced three amendments that were adopted by the committee.

Details on NSA-thwarted plots coming, lawmaker says

Every new day seems to bring new revelations and reactions to the controversial electronic surveillance programs. On Monday, self-avowed leaker Edward Snowden reportedly is to participate in a live Internet chat about his actions.

Obama to name D.C. lawyer to lead Guantanamo Bay closure

President Barack Obama will appoint Washington, D.C. lawyer Clifford Sloan to re-open the State Department's Office of Guantanamo Closure, according to a senior administration official.

Federal investigators called in as Colorado firefighters make progress

As hundreds of firefighters began to get the upper hand on a huge blaze near Colorado Springs, Colorado, investigators stepped up their probe into the cause of the most destructive wildfire in the state's history.

Woman sentenced to death set to walk free, go shopping with victim's grandson

Paula Cooper was just 16 years old when she became the youngest person on death row in the United States. That was in 1986.

Love or country? Immigration law means hard choices for gay couples

Melanie Servetas lived the American dream. She had a six-figure salary as an executive with Wells Fargo, a Jaguar and a three-bedroom house in sunny Southern California. But then, she fell in love.

FBI searching Michigan field for Jimmy Hoffa's remains

The FBI is planning to dig in a Detroit-area field Monday in a hunt for the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, according to a law enforcement source with direct knowledge of the investigation.

URGENT - Syria-explosion

A massive explosion at a military airport outside Damascus led to a large fire Sunday night. "It was big," said CNN's Fred Pleitgen, who saw the explosion from the capital.