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This is one in a series of Fast Facts offered from the CNN Library giving a more in-depth look at a person or topic in the news.

This is one in a series of Fast Facts offered from the CNN Library giving a more in-depth look at a person or topic in the news.

 Here is a look at the life of late-night talk show host David Letterman. Personal: Birth date: April 12, 1947 Birth place: Indianapolis, Indiana Birth name: David Michael Letterman
5 biometric alternatives to the password

5 biometric alternatives to the password

 There are many things that make you special: Your sense of humor, your dance moves, your personal style, the shape of your ear. That's right, your ear.
Matt Jones sneaks up on Kuchar to win Shell Houston Open

Matt Jones sneaks up on Kuchar to win Shell Houston Open

Matt Jones locked up his first Masters berth, his first PGA Tour championship and his first million-dollar payday by holing out from 42 yards away on the first playoff hole Sunday to snatch a seemingly certain victory in the Shell Houston Open
Kentucky, Connecticut to play for NCAA championship

Kentucky, Connecticut to play for NCAA championship

So it comes down to Kentucky and Connecticut.
Georgia school hosts first racially integrated prom

Georgia school hosts first racially integrated prom

(CNN) -- Last week, for the first time in decades, students from Wilcox County, Georgia, attended a school sponsored-prom that was open to all students rather than a private, racially segregated prom.
Why do so many have such a beef with paternity leave?

Why do so many have such a beef with paternity leave?

(CNN) -- Even after Boomer Esiason apologized for what he called his "insensitive" comment about scheduling a C-section before the season started, his suggestion plus critical stances by other radio hosts demonstrate how much paternit
Why do so many have such a beef with paternity leave?

Why do so many have such a beef with paternity leave?

(CNN) -- Even after Boomer Esiason apologized for what he called his "insensitive" comment about scheduling a C-section before the season started, his suggestion plus critical stances by other radio hosts demonstrate how much paternit
5 biometric alternatives to the password

5 biometric alternatives to the password

(CNN) -- There are many things that make you special: Your sense of humor, your dance moves, your personal style, the shape of your ear. That's right, your ear.

Dalton Days: guns, games and good times

East Texans had the opportunity to travel back in time Saturday to remember one of the bloodiest shootouts in our state's history.
Archbishop of Atlanta to vacate $2.2 million mansion in early May

Archbishop of Atlanta to vacate $2.2 million mansion in early May

After coming under sharp criticism and issuing an apology earlier this week, the Archbishop of Atlanta announced Saturday that he would vacate his $2.2 million mansion in early May.
CDC, Poison Experts highlight dangers of e-cigarettes

CDC, Poison Experts highlight dangers of e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are a popular alternative to conventional ones, but experts say the liquid nicotine used in many of the devices can be dangerous, especially for children.
House conservatives block modest GOP immigration proposal

House conservatives block modest GOP immigration proposal

 House conservatives on Friday blocked a narrow immigration reform measure, showing how hard it is an election year for the GOP-led chamber to make even small changes to the nation's immigration laws.
NCAA Final Four: Acid test for players, coaches

NCAA Final Four: Acid test for players, coaches

The Final Four of college basketball can be a harsh proving ground for players. The pressure is immense.
Tyson recalls chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club

Tyson recalls chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club

Tyson is recalling 75,320 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers complained about finding small pieces of plastic in their food.
Manufacturer raises questions about Flight 370 pinger batteries

Manufacturer raises questions about Flight 370 pinger batteries

The acoustic pingers believed to be on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's two black boxes were due for overhauls and battery replacements in 2012 but were never returned to their manufacturer, the manufacturer tells CNN.