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Bloomberg: I'm coming after the NRA

A year ago on Thursday, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill that would have helped fix our nation's gun laws by requiring background checks on all purchases of firearms. Ninety percent of all Americans -- and more than 80% of gun owners -- believe that all people should be subject to such checks. And even though the bill won majority support in the Senate -- more than 50 members -- it was not enough to break a filibuster.

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Racism isn't just the GOP

Ruben Navarrette says today, you'll find anti-Latino elements in the Democratic Party as well.

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Burglar seen looming over baby crib

A burglar is caught on surveillance camera creeping through a home's nursery in Harris County, Texas.

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Taylor Swift surprises bride at shower

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'Growing Pains' star talks addiction

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Official: Captain initially not at helm

Compounding the tragedy, a high school vice principal who was rescued from the ferry was found hanging from a tree, police said.

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Misinformation fuels frustration

First they said all passengers from the sunken South Korean ferry were rescued. Then they backtracked.

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Seaborne cranes called in

With difficult weather conditions conspiring against rescue efforts and frustrated, angry relatives accosting officials at Jindo port, chances of finding survivors from the Sewol ferry that unexpectedly sank Wednesday are decreasing with each passing hour.

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Chances of survival

As rescuers take on the daunting task of finding survivors, family members of the missing passengers are pinning their slim hopes on floundering air pockets in the capsized South Korean ferry.

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Stranger helps elderly woman survive

Tethered to an IV drip, 71-year-old Shin Young Ja lies under a thin fleece blanket, nursing a broken back and wracked with survivor's guilt.

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Inside a ship simulator

Randy Kaye goes inside a ship simulator to examine what happened right before the South Korean ferry capsized.

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Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies

The influential author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," is widely credited with helping to popularize the magical realism genre.

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'X-Men' director accused of sex abuse

A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing a teenage boy 15 years ago.

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Arrest in Kansas City road shootings

For the last few weeks, Marisol Sanchez took pains to drive miles out of her way to avoid highways in the Kansas City area.

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League kicks out HIV-positive man

An HIV-positive Florida man was told he could no longer play in a Kissimmee Parks and Recreation basketball league.

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Salsa legend killed in car wreck

Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of salsa music, a crooner with one of the most recognizable and imitated voices in Latin music and a Puerto Rican legend, died in a car crash in San Juan, police said. He was 78.

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Former NFL star denied bail

Even though he's being held in California, retired NFL star Darren Sharper was denied bail Thursday by a judge in Phoenix, Arizona, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's office said.

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Wife accuses 'Scandal' actor of violence

Columbus Short's wife swears the "Scandal" actor threatened to kill her and himself with a knife last week.

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Hear 911 call after a bear attack

A Florida woman is recovering after being attacked by a bear that walked into her garage. Hear the 911 call.

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Rapper severs penis, jumps off building

Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said.

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Paul Walker's mom drops custody bid

Paul Walker's mother has dropped her court bid to take guardianship of the late actor's daughter, a lawyer for Cheryl Ann Walker said Thursday.

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They put a Ford Mustang HERE?!

How'd they get a Ford Mustang atop the Empire State Building? CNN's Jeanne Moos goes under the hood to find out.

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Drone finds 1,000-year-old village

Archaeologists used a drone to peer through the dry New Mexican desert to find this hidden treasure. KRQE has more.

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See boy age 11 years in 4 minutes

Frans Hofmeester made a time-lapse video by filming his son Vince every week, from birth until 11 years old.

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John Daly tees off woman's mouth

Golfer John Daly gave one lady the thrill of her life when he hit a golf ball off a tee placed in her mouth. Take a look.

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Mindy Kaling's exercise action film

Mindy Kaling explains her weird motivators for jogging: like avenging the death of her pretend husband. Conan has more.

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Undersea drone scans for Flight 370

An underwater drone dipped into the ocean Friday for its fifth trip to search for traces of the missing Malaysian plane as relatives of those aboard maintained their demand for answers.

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How hard is it to find a black box?

CNN's Martin Savidge shows how difficult it is to locate a black box from just 50 feet underwater.

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Ukraine-Russia deal met with defiance

Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the West may have agreed to steps to easing the crisis in Ukraine -- but Friday will be the first test of whether those words will translate into action.

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Jewish leaders: Leaflets a 'provocation'

Jews in one Ukrainian city were were sent notes "indicating that they have to identify themselves as Jews," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

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Rescuers comb forest for abducted girls

Families of girls kidnapped from school by suspected Boko Haram militants are accusing the Nigerian military of lying. Despite the military's claims that nearly all the girls are now free, nearly all of them are still being held, the families said Thursday.

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Militant group: Enforce Sharia law

Boko Haram's lethality is indisputable.

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Easter egg hunt reveals dead body

A Tennessee woman helping her son hunt for Easter eggs makes a startling discovery in her own backyard. WBIR reports.

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Frat closes chapter after racial incident

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity has closed its chapter at the University of Mississippi after three of its members were suspected of tying a noose around the neck of a campus statue of civil rights icon James Meredith.

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U.S. 'trolling' jihadists on social media

"We don't negotiate with terrorists," has long been the U.S. government's standard position when it comes to violent extremists. So why has it started bickering with them on Twitter?

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Polygamist Warren Jeffs' ranch seized

Texas authorities initiated the seizure of the 1,600-acre ranch where prosecutors say polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and others sexually abused children, officials said Thursday.

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Watch Chelsea announce pregnancy

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton announces she is expecting her first child this year at an event in New York.

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Miley Cyrus faces long recovery

Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday.

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The week in 33 photos

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Hear chilling 911 calls from bus crash

A bus carrying California high school seniors was struck by a FedEx tractor trailer last week.

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27 amazing sports photos

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Watch cat leap out of burning building

Cat flies out window, kitties get shipped. Jeanne Moos reports on felines with one less of their nine lives to live.

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Saudi Arabia to build tallest building ever

Work will likely start on the Kingdom Tower next week. When it's finished, it will stand 3,280 feet tall -- 558 feet taller than Dubai's Burj Khalifa.

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Parents flip out as boy is snatched

What looked like a real kidnapping sent parents into a frenzy. CNN affiliate KCPQ reports on why the "kidnappers" did it.

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Earth-sized planet may sustain life

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet the size of Earth that could be habitable.

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How to live forever

Morgan Spurlock dives into the world of "futurism," and sees if its possible to live forever

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Dave Chappelle looks different now

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Boy gets wish to fly like Iron Man

See how a sick boy's wish to fly like Iron Man comes true. KCNC has more.

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Five endangered sites worth saving

Endangered cultural sites are the stars of the annual International Day for Monuments and Sites -- more commonly known as World Heritage Day -- on April 18.

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See why Navy paid $3 billion for this

The US Navy's newest stealth destroyer is twice as long as the Statue of Liberty but barely shows up on radar.

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Ellsberg: He's a hero

Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service.

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What victim's mother did next is shocking

The murderer was seconds from death, a noose around his neck. Then the mother of his victim walked up to the gallows. A photographer talks about what happened then.

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'I don't know how I took these pictures'

The parents of a young man killed in a street fight halt the execution of the convicted killer -- seconds before he was to be hanged in front of a large crowd.

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Photos that nearly made photog cry

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Meet Michaela

Michaela Pereira on her background, her parents, and helping L.A.'s kids.

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9 people dead in Mount Everest avalanche

A group of about 50 people, mostly Nepali Sherpas, were hit by the avalanche at more than 20,000 feet, according an official. The avalanche took place just above base camp in the Khumbu Ice Fall.

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Salsa legend killed in car wreck

Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of salsa music, a crooner with one of the most recognizable and imitated voices in Latin music and a Puerto Rican legend, died in a car crash in San Juan, police said. He was 78.

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Arrest made in Kansas City road shootings

Local and federal authorities have been trying to find out who is behind some 20 shootings on major highways and roads around the city since March 8. Three people have been wounded.

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What victim's mother did next is shocking

The murderer was seconds from death, a noose around his neck. Then the mother of his victim climbed up on the gallows. A photographer talks about what happened then.

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In blast-shattered town, a 'new normal' emerges

One year ago, death and devastation came to the town of West, Texas, when a fertilizer plant exploded. Today the town is more united than ever.

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12 people dead in Everest avalanche

A group of about 50 people, mostly Nepali Sherpas, were hit by the avalanche at more than 20,000 feet, just above base camp in the Khumbu Ice Fall.

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2012: A deadly jam on Everest

Nadav Ben Yehuda's right hand can't grasp a pencil. No longer can he sit on the side of a mountain scrawling poetry in his climbing notebook. The nerve damage causes him to drop things without warning.

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Photos: First ascent

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Americans on Everest, 1963

When Jim Whittaker became the first American to stand on top of Mount Everest 50 years ago, he was anything but elated.

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Base camp to summit

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Ferry sinks

As divers raced to reach hundreds of people believed to be inside a sunken ferry boat, the death toll from the disaster rose to 28 Friday.

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Flight 370

An underwater drone dipped into the ocean Friday for its fifth trip to search for traces of the missing Malaysian plane as relatives of those aboard maintained their demand for answers.

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Mount Everest

Nine Sherpa guides were killed and three others were seriously injured Friday after a high-altitude avalanche on Mt. Everest, officials said.

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Iran

The parents of a young man killed in a street fight halt the execution of the convicted killer -- seconds before he was to be hanged in front of a large crowd.

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Ukraine

Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday, even as fresh violence erupted overnight in the restive east.

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Cheo Feliciano

Puerto Rican salsa legend Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of the genre, died in a car crash early Thursday morning in San Juan, police said. He was 78.

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday.

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Kepler-186f

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that could be habitable.

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The week in 33 photos

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What a shot! 27 sports photos





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