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It's only April, but 2015 may be remembered as the year the term "transgender" fully entered mainstream consciousness.
Posted: April 27, 2015, 6:08 pm
Bruce Jenner didn't just come out as a transgender woman Friday night — he also came out as a Republican.
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With the announcement that E! will air a new documentary series this summer about Bruce Jenner's transition from male to female, fans are eagerly awaiting bearing witness to the former Olympian's journey.
Posted: April 27, 2015, 5:39 pm
A gay businessman who hosted an event for Sen. Ted Cruz -- a strident opponent of same-sex marriage -- is apologizing to the gay community for what he called a "terrible mistake."
Posted: April 27, 2015, 5:37 pm
Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the new U.S. attorney general on Monday, replacing Eric Holder. Lynch, the country's first African-American woman to serve in the role, had her nomination held up more than five months over politicking in the Senate.
Posted: April 27, 2015, 5:27 pm
At least six people are missing after a severe storm capsized several sailboats in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Saturday afternoon during a regatta, said Coast Guard Public Information Officer Carlos Vega.
Posted: April 27, 2015, 5:22 pm
Tornadoes and hail storms cut through parts of Texas leaving damage in their wake.
Posted: April 27, 2015, 5:21 pm
Snacks and a shiny SUV windshield saved two sisters who were stranded for almost two weeks in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Posted: April 27, 2015, 5:20 pm
Gunshots were fired at rapper Lil Wayne's tour bus early Sunday in Atlanta.
Posted: April 27, 2015, 5:20 pm
One of the biggest stars in mixed martial arts is wanted for questioning after a hit-and-run crash in New Mexico.
Posted: April 27, 2015, 5:20 pm
How do you defend the indefensible?
Posted: April 27, 2015, 5:05 pm
James Holmes will stand trial Monday in the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting where he allegedly killed 12 people and injured 58 more in 2012. The trial could last until autumn.
Posted: April 27, 2015, 5:04 pm
Freddie Gray will be laid to rest Monday before the country even knows what really happened to him.
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It's the image we'll always remember: the Boston Marathon bomber flipping the bird.
Posted: April 27, 2015, 4:06 pm
Can a prayer for diamonds actually turn up a gem?
Posted: April 27, 2015, 4:05 pm
On July 20, 2012, excited moviegoers gathered for a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century Aurora 16 Multiplex Theater in Aurora, Colorado.
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Fifteen buffalo were shot and killed on Friday after a day on the loose in upstate New York.
Posted: April 25, 2015, 7:47 pm
The last three defendants prosecuted in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major were convicted Friday, reported CNN affiliate WFTV.
Posted: April 25, 2015, 7:46 pm
As tourists stroll between Yellowstone's 300 active geysers, taking selfies in front of thousands of bubbling, boiling mud pots and hissing steam vents, they are treading one of the planet's greatest time bombs and it's bigger than anyone thought.
Posted: April 25, 2015, 1:56 am
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will spend one year living on the International Space Station. The mission is a first for NASA, but not for Russia.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 7:12 pm
It all started by looking up.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 6:04 pm
The Rolling Stones sang about them, and Ford named its most iconic sports car after them.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 6:03 pm
Twenty years after Oklahoma City domestic terror threats range from white supremacists to eco-terrorists to anti-government extremists and radical separatist groups, according to the FBI.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 6:02 pm
Man shoots his computer 8 times. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the PC that was DOA.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 2:12 pm
Larry Johnson remembers the fear and feeling of helplessness from being on the SkyWest Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 2:12 pm
YouTube fitness star Cassey Ho responded to negative comments about her looks in a video that has gone viral.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 1:19 pm
A Washington man was attacked by a bear for the second time while walking his dog. CNN affiliate KOMO has more.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 1:14 pm
A girl who was wrongly taken away from her parents and sent to Texas is returned to Mexico. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 1:12 pm
Prosperity gospel pastor Creflo Dollar responded recently to critics of his campaign to buy a very pricey Gulfstream G650.
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A California county has decided to settle with a man who was beaten after trying to evade police on a horse. The violent arrest will cost the county over half a million dollars.
Posted: April 23, 2015, 3:40 pm
A prison escapee from North Carolina called police to turn himself in to authorities decades after he disappeared. WLEX reports.
Posted: April 23, 2015, 3:09 pm
A poisonous chemical used in film processing is being blamed for killing almost 400 fish at the Texas State Aquarium.
Posted: April 23, 2015, 3:03 pm
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Hi-ho, Kermit the Frog has some competition.
Posted: April 22, 2015, 2:16 pm
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Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, has "global and irreversible brain damage," according to her grandmother.
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On April 19, 1995, the Albert P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was rocked by a truck bomb. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500.
Posted: April 20, 2015, 4:11 pm
Colleges across the country are announcing their commencement speakers: the entertainers, politicians, military leaders, business executives and famous alumni who will be sharing a last few words of wisdom with graduating students.
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A sergeant wipes away a tear while kneeling before a battlefield cross at a Memorial Day ceremony for fallen service members at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti.
Posted: April 20, 2015, 4:10 pm
Gallery of the wreck of WWII aircraft USS Independence with historical photos
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Help CNN bring change to bottom-of-the-list places. John D. Sutter is tackling five topics you selected.
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