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Beyoncé named Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrity

Queen B is music royalty for a reason. Beyoncé has been named Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrity of the year. The singer knocked Oprah Winfrey from the number one spot.

Vice chief nominated as new ISAF commander

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

22 killed in Mexican shootout with soldiers on patrol

Soldiers on patrol in south-central Mexico killed 22 people early Monday in a shootout, the Defense Ministry said. Among the dead were 21 men and one woman. A soldier was injured.

Department of Veterans Affairs Fast Facts

Here is a look at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Facts: There are approximately 21.4 million veterans in the United States.

Missing Israeli teens found dead in West Bank

HEBRON, West Bank (CNN) -- The bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped this month have been found in the West Bank, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN.

Nightmare nanny agrees to move out, under certain conditions

A California family's nanny nightmare may be nearing an end.

Man whose son died in hot SUV to appear before judge

A judge will determine this week whether there's enough evidence to keep in jail a Georgia man whose son died in a hot SUV.

Police: Texas chase ends in fatal, fiery crash

Police in San Marcos, Texas, released dash camera video of a chase ending in a fiery crash. Two people were killed.

Court rules on Obamacare contraception mandate

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that closely held companies cannot be required to pay to cover some types of contraceptives for their employees, ending its term with a narrow legal and political setback for a controversial part of President Bara

President Obama to nominate Bob McDonald to head VA Department

President Barack Obama will nominate Bob Mcdonald to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the White House.

Yosemite celebrates 150th Anniversary

150 years ago today (Monday) President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act to preserve Yosemite Valley and The Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias.

Pets may not handle the hot temperatures as well as we think

Summer is here and that means preparing for warmer temperatures. Summer can be a great time for our furry friends but it's important to keep in mind that animals can also be affected by the heat just like humans.

'Hot felon' still getting a lot of attention

Jeremy Meeks is the California felon ladies were drooling over on Facebook. Now, he has a manager and apparently, she's not feeling the love.

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts

Here's some background information about same-sex marriage in the United States and worldwide.

Obama to tap former chief of Procter & Gamble to clean up VA

(CNN) -- President Barack Obama will nominate Bob McDonald -- a West Point graduate and former CEO of Procter & Gamble -- to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, a White House official told CNN on Sunday.