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Transgender princess faces backlash

A Colorado high school has crowned a transgender student as homecoming princess, and the decision has sparked widespread controversy on social media about whether the school district should allow this to happen.

Great white takes a bite

Beau Browning was surfing 50 yards from shore at California's Manresa State Beach Saturday when a 15-foot great white shark knocked him off of his surfboard.

Sanford's custody battle won't be as public as he thought

Three days after U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford revealed personal details about legal disputes with his ex-wife, the South Carolina Republican's scheduled court hearing Monday was postponed.
Disney World splurges that are worth it

Disney World splurges that are worth it

Walt Disney World is expensive. No two ways about it.
A threepeat: Miss New York Kira Kazantsev crowned Miss America

A threepeat: Miss New York Kira Kazantsev crowned Miss America

Hmm, there must be something in the water in New York. For the third consecutive year, a New York beauty queen has been crowned Miss America.

TISSUE ALERT: WW2 veteran, 3-year-old create friendship to last a lifetime

A close, unlikely friendship between a pre-schooler and a World War II vet who were neighbors has survived one of them moving away.
Lawyer: Secret children, living and dead, hidden by squalor for years

Lawyer: Secret children, living and dead, hidden by squalor for years

It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits.
'Django Unchained' actress defends not giving ID to cop

'Django Unchained' actress defends not giving ID to cop

"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts defended her refusal to show her ID to Los Angeles police before they handcuffed her last week.
US NFL weekend roundup

US NFL weekend roundup

(CNN) -- There was lots of news in the NFL this weekend. Little of it had to do with the pigskin.
US Adkins Medal of Honor

US Adkins Medal of Honor

(CNN) -- As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush -- and one tiger. Those are the numbers behind Sgt. Maj.
US Adrian Peterson child abuse charges

US Adrian Peterson child abuse charges

(CNN) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will practice this week and is scheduled to play in Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, despite facing a child abuse charge, team owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said in a statemen
At least 19 deaths tied to flawed GM cars

At least 19 deaths tied to flawed GM cars

Ken Feinberg, the attorney overseeing a compensation fund for victims of GM cars, has so far linked 19 deaths to a serious flaw with the automaker's ignition switches.
Apple sold 4 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in first day

Apple sold 4 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in first day

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Apparently, a lot of people want the iPhone 6.
Marriott: Tip your housekeeper!

Marriott: Tip your housekeeper!

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- When you're staying at a hotel, tip your housekeeper!
A threepeat: Miss New York Kira Kazantsev crowned Miss America

A threepeat: Miss New York Kira Kazantsev crowned Miss America

Hmm, there must be something in the water in New York. For the third consecutive year, a New York beauty queen has been crowned Miss America.