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President Obama is Sen. Ted Cruz's cousin! Really!

President Obama is Sen. Ted Cruz's cousin! Really!

(CNN) -- Not knowing exactly where my ancestors come from has always bothered me. I know my grandparents were born in the United States and believe my great-grandparents were too, but beyond that my family tree is pretty bare.
Is there a Beyonce/Jay Z album in the works?

Is there a Beyonce/Jay Z album in the works?

(CNN) -- It seems there's no such thing as time off for Jay Z and Beyonce.
30 years later, the Cosby sweater still rules

30 years later, the Cosby sweater still rules

(CNN) -- It all started with a gift from a friend.
Restaurant backs off event featuring Death Row inmate's last meals

Restaurant backs off event featuring Death Row inmate's last meals

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; eating the same food as someone who is about to be executed by the state is pretty morbid. It's also in bad taste judging by the social media backlash against Death Row Dinners.
707-horsepower 'muscle car' gets 22 MPG

707-horsepower 'muscle car' gets 22 MPG

Even though it's being called the "most powerful muscle car ever," the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is not the biggest gas guzzler out there.
House approves plan to assist Syrian rebels; Senate votes Thursday

House approves plan to assist Syrian rebels; Senate votes Thursday

The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS.
Pier 1 Imports shares fall 11%

Pier 1 Imports shares fall 11%

Pier 1 Imports is the latest retailer to disappoint Wall Street. Shares plunged as much as 11% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the company said profit was nearly cut in half during its most recent quarter.
Ship returns from Africa; 1 passenger hospitalized

Ship returns from Africa; 1 passenger hospitalized

UPDATE: Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser says at least one person was taken to a hospital from a ship that arrived from Africa.

Paying it forward at Chick-Fil-A

Employees at one Abilene, Texas Chick-fil-A say they are used to seeing customers pay it forward, but they never expected to see such a large act of generosity as they did on Monday night.
House approves plan to assist Syrian rebels in fight against ISIS

House approves plan to assist Syrian rebels in fight against ISIS

The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Bus driver dies saving child

Laura Zborowski is being called a hero after she sacrificed her life to save a student.

Paying it forward at Chick-Fil-A

Employees at one Abilene, Texas Chick-fil-A say they are used to seeing customers pay it forward, but they never expected to see such a large act of generosity as they did on Monday night.

Wildfires: unbelievable destruction

Wildfires continue to rage out of control in California. 6,000 firefighters across the state are 12 major wildfires. In all 87,000 acres have burned this year.

Drunk gunman opens fire

Florida deputies say a Deltona man frightened neighbors Tuesday morning and delayed school bus routes when he fired nearly two dozen rounds from an AK-47 assault rifle.
Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

In perhaps the most prestigious college ranking, a new report lists colleges and universities with most global billionaire graduates.