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National Guard in some states continue to deny military benefits to same-sex couples

The states whose National Guard units continue to deny military benefits to same-sex spouses were taken to task by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Thursday night, in a speech to the Anti-Defamation League.

3 detained after 'sophisticated' San Diego-Tijuana drug tunnel found

 The passageway that zigzagged underground between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, was so sophisticated that officials call it a "super tunnel."

NC teacher fired following blood experiment in class

A North Carolina Teacher lost her job after allowing students to share needles in class. It was part of a biology experiment on blood types.

Kraft cheese products recalled for premature spoiling

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their "Best When Used By" code dates, leading to product discoloration.

How to counter online bullies

Kelly Simpson was a cyberbully.

Social Security benefits up just 1.5% in 2014

Social Security benefits will rise only 1.5% next year, one of the smallest increase ever in the program's annual cost-of-living adjustment.

Small plane crashes at international airport; no one notices

Authorities struggled to explain how a small plane crashed at an international airport, erupted in fire, but evidently went unnoticed for hours. The incident occurred early Tuesday in Nashville.

World Series ticket at Fenway Park goes for $12,092

A front-row seat to potentially witness history Wednesday night at Fenway Park in Boston won't come cheap -- and neither will the tickets for standing-room-only.

Bowman on Beer: Mummy yeast and wicked beasts

Greg Bowman is an Editor Producer with CNN Creative Services in Atlanta and is also a craft beer enthusiast. Follow his beer escapades on Twitter @gboCNN.

Cell phone stops bullet aimed at Florida gas station clerk

A gas station clerk's smartphone may have saved his life Monday by blocking a bullet fired at his chest in an attempted armed robbery.