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Police: 31 people confirmed dead in hostage standoff at Nairobi, Kenya, mall

 Police and gunmen faced off Saturday at an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital in an hourslong standoff that left at least 31 people dead, authorities said.

Woman trades $2K bag for for a spot in i-Phone line

People lined up hours in advance to be among the first to get their hands on the new i-Phones that wen on sale Friday. There were several i-Phone fans waiting outside a store in Charleston, South Carolina.

Websites become tool for stopping veteran suicides

At 5:49 p.m. on a January day, Pvt. Jordan DuBois posted on his Facebook page: "I'm goin to kill myself this is my last post ... miss u all..."

Why suicide rate among veterans may be more than 22 a day

Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives. That's a suicide every 65 minutes. As shocking as the number is, it may actually be higher.

Habla español? Soon, Latinos will be less likely to say 'si'

It's no secret that more and more people are speaking español in the United States, but what you probably didn't know is that in the future more of those Spanish speakers will not be Hispanic.

VA school makes student change 'Duck Dynasty' t-shirt for being 'threatening'

According to national media reports, a Virginia high school forced a student to remove his shirt with a quote printed on it from the hit TV show, "Duck Dynasty," because it was threatening.

College professor placed on leave after suggesting children of NRA members be killed

A journalism professor from the University of Kansas was placed on administrative leave, Friday morning, after he tweeted out an offensive comment concerning the children of NRA members.

Watchdog: Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program

Syria has submitted an "initial disclosure" of its chemical weapons program, a spokesman for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Friday.

3-year-old boy among 13 injured in shooting at Chicago park

A mass shooting at a Chicago park left a 3-year-old boy in critical condition and returned the spotlight to gun violence in the city with the nation's highest number of homicides.

'Outrageous': Field trip re-enacts slavery using kids

"You're not a person, you're property." "You're an animal working in the fields the rest of your life." "You don't have any rights, we own you."