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Intergalactic fireworks!

Some intergalactic fireworks took place today for your 4th of July enjoyment. Take a look at the video above!

America celebrates Independence Day

People all across America geared up on Wednesday to celebrate Independence Day, a tradition that often includes copious amounts of beer, barbecued meats, carnivals, parades and fireworks.

Pakistan re-opens NATO supply routes to Afghanistan

Pakistan has decided to re-open supply routes that the United States and its allies have used to supply their troops in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.

Sheriff confirms Andy Griffith has died at 86

A North Carolina icon has died. Andy Griffith passed away this morning at his home in Dare County. The actor's death was first confirmed by former UNC President Bill Friday and later by Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie.

Anderson Cooper says he's gay, happy and proud

In a lengthy e-mail message to the Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan that was posted to the site on Monday, CNN's Anderson Cooper comes out publicly as gay.

Revolutionary Party expects return to power in Mexican presidential vote

MEXICO CITY (CNN) -- The political party that ruled Mexico for more than 70 years appears poised to return to power after election authorities projected Enrique Peña Nieto as the winner of the nation's presidential vote.

Man loses leg to flesh eating bacteria

An Indiana man is recovering at home after losing his leg to a flesh eating bacteria. It's the same kind of bacteria that made national news in Georgia and South Carolina.

Katie Holmes files for divorce from Tom Cruise

Seven years after famously jumping on a couch during an "Oprah" taping to declare his love, actor Tom Cruise and his wife, Katie Holmes, are calling it quits, his attorney said Friday.

US Attorney General Eric Holder found in contempt of Congress

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt for refusing to turn over documents tied to the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting -- a discredited operation that has become a sharp

What the health care ruling means to you

(CNN) -- The Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act means that the predictions about how it will affect all Americans remain in place. Here are some highlights: