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Retirees' Social Security checks garnished for student loans

Retirees' Social Security checks garnished for student loans

Joshua Cohen works with troubled student loan borrowers.
Chris Brown's VMA party turns violent; gunshots wound 3

Chris Brown's VMA party turns violent; gunshots wound 3

Gunshots inside a celebrity-filled Sunset Strip party hosted by Chris Brown wounded three people early Sunday, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.
In New Hampshire, Rick Perry says he's getting prepared

In New Hampshire, Rick Perry says he's getting prepared

Returning to New Hampshire for the first time since his failed 2012 presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he has learned "some really, really good humbling lessons."
Strongest quake in 25 years strikes California's Bay Area

Strongest quake in 25 years strikes California's Bay Area

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was the strongest to hit the Bay Area since 1989, when a quake struck during the World Series.
Talking to kids about race and class

Talking to kids about race and class

(CNN) -- Talking about race and class makes people uncomfortable.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are 'living apart'

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are 'living apart'

(CNN) -- Are Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon done?
Betting odds for 2014 Heisman winner

Betting odds for 2014 Heisman winner

College football may not be the same without Johnny Manziel, but there are still plenty of players with the ability to make the big play on Saturdays.
Missouri teen shooting

Missouri teen shooting

FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) -- Ever since it happened, race has been front-and-center in the vigorous debate over the fatal shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer.
Experimental SpaceX rocket self-detonates over Texas

Experimental SpaceX rocket self-detonates over Texas

A rung on the long ladder to Mars broke Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.
Detective: Couple lured Amish girls with dog, planned on enslaving them

Detective: Couple lured Amish girls with dog, planned on enslaving them

(CNN) -- A puppy was used to lure two Amish girls into a car in upstate New York, with the captors plotting to enslave the sisters, authorities said.
More money raised for Ferguson officer than slain teen

More money raised for Ferguson officer than slain teen

(CNN) -- On the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, support for slain teenager Michael Brown has been overwhelming. On the Internet fundraising site GoFundMe, however, Officer Darren Wilson gets more of the backing.
Steve Ballmer Fast Facts

Steve Ballmer Fast Facts

(CNN) -- Here is a look at the life of Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft. Personal: Birth date: March 24, 1956 Birth place: Detroit, Michigan Birth name: Steven Anthony Ballmer
Reports: Mike Evans fights outside Miami nightclub

Reports: Mike Evans fights outside Miami nightclub

A video of former Galveston Ball and Texas A&M receiver (now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Mike Evans leaked on the internet on Friday – a day after the rookie’s 21st birthday.
Police: Las Vegas mentioned as Al-Qaeda terror target

Police: Las Vegas mentioned as Al-Qaeda terror target

Metro police have confirmed al-Qaeda leaders are encouraging lone jihadists to target Las Vegas for terror attacks. That information comes from a recent publication which names the city as a top spot to strike.
PCH doctors treat girl's seizures with radical brain surgery

PCH doctors treat girl's seizures with radical brain surgery

A baby girl is recovering after doctors disconnected half her brain to stop the hundreds of seizures she was having every day.