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Goodbye, Congress: Moses, fish and 'awful' staff

Goodbye, Congress: Moses, fish and 'awful' staff

 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Several congressional giants, who are retiring or were voted out of office, said their public goodbyes during the first half of December.
Investigators think MS teen may not have been alone when she burned

Investigators think MS teen may not have been alone when she burned

Investigators "are looking at the strong possibility" someone was in the car with a 19-year-old Mississippi woman moments before a fire engulfed the vehicle, a prosecuting attorney said Friday.

Free pizza for fire safety

An Ohio teen is working to save lives in his community, and he's using free pizza to do so. Matthew Siefert is a high school senior and volunteer firefighter.

Sony discusses hacking

The leadership team at Sony Pictures met behind closed doors with employees Monday to discuss the threat of a "Christmas gift" from the group that has hacked the company's private files and emails.

Robbed by Santa!

Police in Evansville, Indiana are searching for a bad Santa. Brian Ricketts was home alone watching a movie over the weekend when he saw somebody enter his house through a side door.

Shooting spree leaves six dead

A manhunt is underway in a Philadelphia suburb for a man suspected of killing at least six people and wounding a seventh.
Author of disputed Rolling Stone article is getting back in touch with sources

Author of disputed Rolling Stone article is getting back in touch with sources

 Sabrina Rubin Erdely still hasn't said anything publicly about the discrepancies in her Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.
10 Sandy Hook families sue Bushmaster

10 Sandy Hook families sue Bushmaster

Parents of 9 children killed at the mass shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School, along with one teacher who survived, are suing the businesses behind the Bushmaster rifle, which was used in the massacre.
Outgoing members of Congress say goodbye

Outgoing members of Congress say goodbye

 Several congressional giants, who are retiring or were voted out of office, quietly said their public goodbyes during the first half of December.
N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

Claudia Lacy says she can accept anything: even that her youngest son committed suicide -- if it's proven and explained to her.
Texan crosses illegally into North Korea, denounces U.S. policies

Texan crosses illegally into North Korea, denounces U.S. policies

An American who said he crossed illegally into North Korea gave an unusual press conference in the country on Sunday, where he denounced the U.S. political and economic systems.
Brian Williams renews with NBC for five more years

Brian Williams renews with NBC for five more years

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Brian Williams, the anchor of the "NBC Nightly News" for the past 10 years, has agreed to extend his contract, NBC said Monday morning.
Angelina Jolie's chickenpox explained

Angelina Jolie's chickenpox explained

 (CNN) -- Actress Angelina Jolie is missing the premiere of her own film Unbroken because she says she has been diagnosed with chickenpox.
Amal Clooney is Barbara Walters' most fascinating person of 2014

Amal Clooney is Barbara Walters' most fascinating person of 2014

 (CNN) -- Barbara Walters' pick for the most fascinating person of 2014 is interestingly a celebrity who shuns such a spotlight.
Busiest day of season for FedEx, postal service

Busiest day of season for FedEx, postal service

With just 10 days until Christmas, Santa's delivery elves are working overtime. That means it's extra busy for shippers as well. Monday is the peak shipping day of the season for FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service.