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Frail Muhammad Ali appears at event to honor humanitarian work

Appearing very frail, boxing legend Muhammad Ali made a rare public appearance Thursday at an event in his hometown to pay homage to others for their humanitarian work.

Helping disabled vets rebuild their lives

(CNN) -- As he watched wounded troops being brought inside the hospital on stretchers, Michael Conklin couldn't believe what he was seeing.

Launching Obamacare enrollment sites was an 'impossible task'

Obamacare's new online healthcare exchanges got off to a bad start this week, as an onslaught of traffic to enrollment websites meant many people were unable to sign up.

AZ governor offers to keep Grand Canyon open with state money, U.S. government declines

Arizona republican governor Jan Brewer, made an announcement on her Facebook page earlier Friday morning concerning the federally-run Grand Canyon.

Italy migrant boat sinks

"Today is a day of tears," Pope Francis said Friday of a shipwreck off the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa a day earlier, in which at least 111 people died.

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez sues Major League Baseball

 New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and league Commissioner Bud Selig, accusing both of engaging in "tortious and egregious conduct with one and only one goal" of destroying the

US Capitol shooting

Authorities investigating why a Connecticut woman rammed barricades near the U.S.

Hope for debt limit deal rises while shutdown standoff remains mired

House Speaker John Boehner and fellow GOP lawmakers meet to discuss the government shutdown Friday, a day after the Republican leader reportedly told fellow legislators that he won't allow the United States to default on its debt.

Kentucky Muhammad Ali awards

Appearing very frail, boxing legend Muhammad Ali made a rare public appearance Thursday at an event in his hometown to pay homage to others for their humanitarian work.

1 killed, 1 injured after car chase at U.S. Captiol

Police near the U.S. Capitol opened fire, Thursday, on a car being chased by authorities, hitting a woman driving the vehicle that also contained a child, an intelligence source told CNN.