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Gallup poll: 'Pro-choice' at a record low

The percentage of Americans who self-identify as favoring abortion rights has hit a record low of 41%, while those who consider themselves "pro-life" reached 50%, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.

Bride who faked cancer ordered repay donors

A New York woman who pretended to have terminal cancer to pay for an extravagant wedding and honeymoon has been ordered to give back thousands of dollars she received from sympathetic donors.

North Carolina pastor's plan to 'get rid of' gays goes viral

Video of a North Carolina pastor preaching that gays and lesbians should be rounded up inside an electric fence is going viral on the Internet, two weeks after North Carolina passed a con

Passenger's implant claim triggers flight diversion

A passenger who claimed to have a device surgically implanted inside her spurred authorities to divert a North Carolina-bound jetliner to Maine on Tuesday, federal officials said.

Mongolia tries to stop sale of rare dinosaur fossil

(CNN) -- It's no bloody, foot-stomping battle to the death, but a legal fight befitting a mighty dinosaur is playing out on two continents as Mongolia's president tries to block the sale of a nearly complete skeleton of a 24-foot-long d

Rutgers student sentenced to 30 days in jail for death of rooomate

Dharun Ravi has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for spying on and intimidating his Rutgers University roommate.

More couples considering wedding insurance

It's wedding season in the Ark-La-Tex, and that means hundreds couples will be shelling out thousands of dollars for the day of their dreams.

LSUS students react to merger decision

There will be no merger for LSU-Shreveport and Ruston-based Louisiana Tech, at least not this year.

Facebook's IPO price: $38 per share

NEW YORK — After four months of paperwork, hype and speculation, the last piece of the Facebook IPO is in place: Facebook said it has priced its IPO at $38 a share.

Southern Poverty Law Center files discrimination complaint against Jefferson Parish schools

New Orleans, La. — The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a federal civil rights complaint with the U.S.