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Barack H. Obama foundation drops middle initial

The foundation dedicated to planning and building Barack Obama's presidential library dropped the 'H' from its name.

Twitter unearths your first tweet

Unless you have a photographic memory or just joined Twitter last week, you probably don't recall your first tweet. That's OK. Twitter would like to show it to you.

Afghanistan attack: AFP reporter among 9 dead in Kabul hotel

A staff reporter for the Agence France-Presse news agency, his wife and two of his three children were among nine civilians killed in an attack on a hotel in the Afghan capital, the news agency said Friday.

IRS warns of largest phone scam ever

If you get a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS, be suspicious! Federal authorities are spreading the word about what they're calling the largest nationwide phone scam ever.

New report: Is healthiness a state of mind?

A recent study in "The Canadian Medical Association Journal" found that people age 60 or older who said they enjoyed life less were more likely to develop a disability over an eight year period and a recent review of more than 200 stu

Is homework making your child sick?

New research shows that some students are doing more than three hours of homework a night -- and that all that school work may be literally making them sick.

Carbon dioxide benchmark hits new heights, worries scientists

(CNN) -- It's a new record, but one scientists aren't thrilled about hitting.

Rush Limbaugh selection in children's book competition causes a stir

Rush Limbaugh -- radio host, conservative firebrand and... children's book author of the year?

Paul Walker's mom wants custody of his daughter

Paul Walkers mom wants to be the legal guardian of his 15-year-old daughter. She filed the petition in a Los Angeles court earlier this week.

Seattle police: Ignore tweets saying Kurt Cobain's death probe is reopened

Despite what you may read on your Twitter timeline, the Kurt Cobain death probe has not been reopened, a Seattle Police spokeswoman told CNN Thursday.

Westboro church founder Fred Phelps dies

Fred Phelps -- the founding pastor of a Kansas church known for its virulently anti-gay protests at public events, including military funerals -- has died, the church said Thursday.

GM's recall costs: $300 million...and counting

General Motors has said its recent recalls will cost it $300 million in repairs this year. The final cost will likely be much higher.

Scientists unveil new dinosaur dubbed the 'chicken from hell'

Paleontologists unveiled a new dinosaur and scientists have nicknamed it the "chicken from hell." The new dinosaur's proper name is "Anzu Wyliei."

Amazon to sell streaming video device

Amazon is expected to begin selling a streaming video device next month, that's according to a Wall Street Journal report. Technology news site - techcrunch - suggests the device may also be a game streaming service.

The city that never sleeps now sells a product that can make you sleepy

If you live in Las Vegas, you can now purchase medical marijuana.