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Egypt's military has promised to give newly elected president Mohamed Morsi the true powers of the presidency by Saturday, June 30.
World powers gather in Geneva on Saturday, trying to find some formula end the violence in Syria. Russia will attend, but steadfastly insists the solution for Syria must come from within Damascus. Special envoy Kofi Annan has drawn together U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, other Security Council nations and Mideast regional leaders.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange became globally famous two years ago for publishing a trove of classified U.S. documents and sensitive State Department cables. Now, Assange is dangling from a cliff and hanging by a pinky finger next to him is the future of WikiLeaks.
Mississippi's only abortion clinic could be forced to close down if it is unable to comply with a law that goes into effect on Sunday.
Mexicans head to the polls to pick a new president in federal elections Sunday.
New regulations go into effect around the United States on July 1. CNN looks at some of the significant and quirky changes. It will cost you $50 if you vomit in a Chicago taxi; someone convicted of DWI in Virginia will be required to get an ignition interlock for six months as a condition to get a restricted license; new FCC regulations could mean phone service disruptions for residents in some rural states; Wisconsin drivers face mandatory rear license plate for all ATVs and UTVs
Spain against Italy in the Euro 2012 final in Kiev. The match kicks off at 2:45 p.m. ET.
Ever since George Washington added "so help me God" to his inaugural oath, Americans have expected their presidents to believe in, worship and invoke God. But presidential scholars says we shouldn't -- because piety and performance don't always match.
CNN's Dan Gilgoff explores the history, development and use of the phrase "American Exceptionalism" -- from the founding of the country through the current election -- and how the term means different things to the left and right.
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Pennsylvania-Sandusky-Scandal-Moving-Forward (with art)
The image of Jerry Sandusky, once emblazoned across a renowned bookstore mural near the Penn State campus, has been replaced -- a move that the artist says he'd been waiting to make until the end of a child sexual abuse trial that's still fresh in the minds of many. "I just couldn't have it up there," said Michael Pilato, who replaced Sandusky's picture with that of Dora McQuaid, a Penn State graduate, poet and advocate for sexual abuse victims.
The romantic comedy is not a movie category necessarily known for churning out Oscar nominees, but in the capable hands of Nora Ephron, the "rom-com," a genre that elicits as many rolled eyes as clutched hearts, was a smart and lovely thing.
Nancy Ayala arrived in the U.S. 11 years ago, at the age of 9. "Why did I move to the States? I still don't know. For a better education, for a better life," she said. One of her biggest dreams was to join the Marines, but at 17, Ayala -- the first in her family to graduate high school -- discovered that she couldn't enlist because she didn't have a Social Security number.
The Pew Research Center recently released a comprehensive study profiling Asian-Americans in the United States and found them to be more highly educated and well-paid than any other immigrant group in the country. Asians are also now coming to the United States in greater numbers than Hispanics and make up about 6% of the population. The study is overwhelmingly positive -- most Asian-Americans have at least a college degree and consider themselves hard-working -- but it also showed immense diversity among the group. There are more than 17 million Asian-Americans, and each has a unique story. Here, three immigrant families in the Atlanta area share a slice of their lives.
US-Kids-Not-Only-Ones-Bullied (with art)
People around the world were shocked and horrified by a viral video that showed Karen Klein, a 68-year-old public school bus monitor, desperately trying to ignore malicious verbal jabs by a group of middle schoolers on her own bus. For most, it was extreme. For many educators and school staff members, it's no surprise. School workers said it's a regular aspect of their daily lives.
They sport purple hair and piercings, plaid shirts and plastic aviator glasses. A guy with dreadlocks totes a bongo drum. Five weeks ago, they were scrambling to finish homework assignments and studying for exams at Mexico City's Iberoamerican University. Before then, many of them had never met. Now, the students huddle in a tight circle at a weekend protest, stack their hands in the middle and belt out a school cheer: Wolves, howling, on the path to truth. Ow-ooo. Ow-ooo. Ow-ooo.
US-Indian-Science (with art)
The world snapped to attention two months ago when India announced the successful test of its long-range missile, Agni V. The BBC declared India had joined the "elite nuclear club." It was a major historic moment that was telling of India's technological prowess. But for those aware of advancements made by Indian science, Agni V was not totally out of the blue. India has been making innovations in the fields of space research, nuclear power and neglected diseases.
From earthly orbit to the deepest reaches of the Pacific Ocean, China has notched up two more firsts for the country's ambitious sea and space exploration programs. Both endeavors have been a source of pride for China and could help bolster support for the Chinese Communist Party as it undergoes a once-in-a-decade leadership transition later this year and handles the fall-out from the demise of former politician Bo Xilai.
With years of bloodshed in its recent past, Lebanon doesn't want for symbols of conflict. But if one image conjures up the country's fractious political climate better than any other, it's the burning tire. A common sight during the civil war that ravaged the country from 1975 to 1990, these impromptu roadblocks have re-appeared with regularity in the decades since, whenever flashpoints arise between Lebanon's diverse religious communities, or grievances swell up against the government or army. But an activist group in the country's Hezbollah-dominated south is reclaiming what has become a wearying symbol of division and conflict, and is recasting it as a symbol of national dialogue.
Food-Waste-Emissions-Pichler (with art)
At first glance, Austrian artist Klaus Pichler's spell-binding photographs could be mistaken for a set of stylish advertisements. It takes a moment to digest -- excuse the pun -- that you're staring at pictures of rotting food.
POL-Ruling-Campaign-Impact (with art)
The U.S. Supreme Court's narrow upholding of the health care reform law now launches a complex political ballet, with President Barack Obama and Democrats claiming victory and Republicans immediately seizing on the word "tax," vowing to repeal the law "lock, stock and barrel."
POL-Obamacare-What-We-Learned (with art)
The U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark ruling Thursday upholding the controversial, massive reform of health care coverage initiated by President Barack Obama. Here are four things Americans learned about the federal government's grand vision to ensure health care for everyone under so-called Obamacare.
POL-Immigration-React-Real-Lives (with art)
Jonathan remembers the day, several years ago, when the father of two was forced to sit his young daughter down and explain that, as an undocumented immigrant, she probably wouldn't be allowed to tour the White House with her eighth-grade class. That day still breaks his heart.
POL-Immigration-Square-One (with art)
After two years of protests, boycotts and lawsuits over Arizona's immigration law, Monday's Supreme Court decision leaves the state of immigration reform almost unchanged with states frustrated and Congress avoiding the debate.
POL-SCOTUS-Arizona-Five-Things (with art)
The Supreme Court ruled largely in favor of the U.S. on Arizona's immigration law on Monday, but it upheld the most controversial provision involving police checks on people's immigration status. So what did we learn and what can we glean from their decision? Bill Mears, CNN's Supreme Court producer, breaks down the decision piece by piece.
How much do you love your local coffee shop? Enough to help its owner buy new tables and chairs? The team behind crowdfunding venture Smallknot wants to take the "buy local" movement one step further. The new site aims to be a Kickstarter for small businesses, helping mom-and-pop stores raise capital for specific projects.
The Supreme Court may have upheld health care reform, but the ruling has left many of the poorest Americans at risk of remaining uninsured.
There is only one place in the world where you can find an Apollo space capsule, dinosaur skeleton, Liberace's staircase, the Batmobile and a Venetian gondola. At this unconventional home just a few miles away from the flashy Las Vegas Strip, visitors get to see these, as well as many, many other rare and exotic items.
Inside a gated community in a tranquil Kenyan suburb, a group of builders are putting the final touches to the exterior of a lavish, red-tiled villa nestled in the middle of a landscape garden. Within the spacious property, no luxury is spared: Hardwood floors, Venetian finishes, designer furniture and five en-suite bathrooms ensure that all the modern conveniences are in place for the future tenants. Welcome to Miotoni Ridge, a 14-mansion development in one of the Kenyan capital's most prestigious locations.
A new budget airline backed by easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou will soon take to the African skies, promising to bring low-cost flights to millions of people in the continent.
MED-African-American-Kidney-Donation (with art)
Carmichael Griffin didn't think anything of it when his face began to swell. He assumed he had just gained a couple of pounds. But when the swelling progressed to severe vomiting and frequent urination, he knew something was wrong. It turned out that both of his kidneys were failing. He was suffering from hypertension, a common ailment among African-American patients.
Northwestern University researchers are validating procrasti-nappers everywhere -- they say a 90-minute nap can actually help in learning a new skill. At least when that skill is remembering a musical tune.
Dr. Stuart Fischbein chuckled when he read the title of the press release: "Women with a fear of childbirth endure a longer labor." The release was promoting a study published this week in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Researchers at Akershus University Hospital in Norway found women who feared giving birth were in labor for 1 hour and 32 minutes longer, on average, than those who had no fear. "I'm glad there's now evidence to say that," Fischbein said, "but it's obvious."
Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water, the Natural Resources Defense Council has released its annual beach quality report and it's not pretty.
Those of us who face illness remember the before and after moments: The day the phone rang, or the doctor walked into your hospital room, and it was clear that life as you had known it was about to change. You discover that you have cancer or multiple sclerosis, or that your loved one has been diagnosed with a chronic disease. You hang up the phone or walk out of the hospital feeling as if your world has been transformed. It's not simply fear that makes you so disoriented -- it's because you are in the midst of experiencing a true glimpse of the great preciousness and precariousness of life.
TECH-Philadelphia-Innovation-Hub (with art)
There's a monstrous industrial eyesore that sits ominously along the Philadelphia's Delaware River waterfront. However, behind the cobalt blue gates at the southernmost tip of Broad Street is a booming energy innovation center that has the potential to put the City of Brotherly Love back on the national map.
TECH-Students-Learn-by-Doing (with art)
Some call Philadelphia educator Simon Hauger a "revolutionary teacher," but his students say he's just "a really, cool guy." He's an engineer turned public high school teacher who is inspiring kids to stay in school by offering an innovative approach to learning. "Students need to be engaged in solving real life problems. What we discovered was that when kids are trusted to make real decisions, a ton of learning occurs," says Hauger, who is 42. Hauger's passion was fueled by the highly successful "Hybrid X Team" he formed at West Philadelphia High School thirteen years ago. In this after-school program, inner-city students built hybrid, bio-diesel and electric cars that have won multiple national competitions, beating out cars from prestigious universities like MIT.
TECH-Berlin-Mechanical-Robot-Bees (with art)
Its brain is the size of a pinhead, but that doesn't stop the common honeybee from knowing basic geometry. Widely regarded as one of the most intelligent insects on the planet, bees can use their mathematical prowess to communicate the exact location of nearby food to their hivemates via a technique dubbed the "bee dance."
TECH-McAfee-Teen-Online-Survey (with art)
Here's a real shocker: Teens are better than their parents at using the Internet, and are likely to hide some of their online behaviors from them.
TECH-Facebook-Site-Privacy-Mistakes (with art)
Anastasia R. hates her boss Jay and wishes he would die. Matt B. is "carrying a bucket round in my car cause im so hungover." Charlie S. wants everyone to have his new personal phone number. And all of them shared these updates on Facebook. These ill-considered posts, and dozens more, are being collected on We Know What You're Doing, a new website created by an 18-year-old student and Web developer to raise awareness about the information people unwittingly share on social networks.
TRAVEL-South-Florida-Travel-Surprises (with art)
South Florida? Sure, we all know about South Beach. The beach in Fort Lauderdale. The shopping in Palm Beach. But there are a hundred little surprises here as well. And you may not find them all in the guidebooks.
Sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean on a stunning bay in the western tip of metropolitan France, the city of Brest has at its heart one of the country's most animated harbors.
TRAVEL-Fear-of-Flying (with art)
She's a veteran reality television star, not to mention an author, entrepreneur, wife and mother. Kendra Wilkinson's life in the limelight demands that she travel by plane about five times a month. She can handle fame, but flying terrifies her.
Plane spotters sometimes talk about grabbing a "Wayne's World" moment. If you've seen the 1992 movie, you may remember when Mike Myers as Wayne and Dana Carvey as Garth are parked near an airport runway. They're reclining on the hood of a funky AMC Pacer, discussing "Babe-raham Lincoln," when suddenly a huge airliner swoops by just a few feet overhead. That's when they begin screaming above the airplane's deafening roar.
FEA-College-Grads-Moving-Home (with art)
Lauren Ramsdell had a year to kill in between finishing college in May and getting married next year. So she decided to move back in with her parents. It made the most sense, the 21-year-old graduate of Elon University in North Carolina said. She had no immediate job prospects and with a wedding coming up, she wanted to save money while looking for a job and plotting her next step. More than half of college graduates move back home, sociologist Katherine Newman wrote in her book, "The Accordion Family: Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition," based on surveys conducted worldwide.
Werewolves are usually the stuff of B-movies and bad novels, but last year British author Glen Duncan did the unthinkable in literary circles, crafting a howling good tale out of the weary werewolf myth. The result was the best-selling thriller "The Last Werewolf." Critics and readers happily devoured the darkly comic novel.
FEA-The-Teavangelicals (with art)
It's a match made in political heaven - evangelical Christians and the Tea Party. Starting in 2010, the two huge conservative flanks started coming together, forming what Christian Broadcasting Network Chief Political correspondent David Brody calls the "Teavangelical" movement.
FEA-Road-Tripping-Nuns-Hit-Middle-America (with art)
A few months ago Sister Simone Campbell was in a brainstorming meeting trying to come up with ways to get the public's attention. "We thought maybe we could buy an online ad," said Campbell, the executive director of NETWORK, a liberal Catholic social justice lobby based in Washington. Everything changed after the Vatican publicly scolded The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella group for U.S. nuns, for allowing "radical feminist themes" to go unchecked a conferences and in their literature.
FEA-A-Higher-Calling (with art)
At about 11 a.m. this coming Sunday, in one of England's most beautiful medieval cathedrals, Peter, Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, will lay his hands on my head and pronounce these words: Send down the Holy Spirit on your servant Henry Charles Hodson for the office and work of a deacon in your Church. It will be a moment without comparison in my life, and yet it will not be about me, or about any of the dozen others kneeling beside me to be ordained by laying-on of hands. It will be about God and his Church; to be called to serve them in love and humility through ordained ministry is a privilege beyond imagination for a Christian, and I hope and pray that my future service to all God's people will reflect that trust.
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