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Creating body parts in a lab: 'Things are happening now'

Creating body parts in a lab: 'Things are happening now'

(CNN) -- Two body parts. One scientific leap.
From a minute to a mile: A beginner runner's journey

From a minute to a mile: A beginner runner's journey

(CNN) -- At 400 pounds I had little self-confidence. I measured my value not by my abilities but by the number of pounds on a scale.
10 killed when truck crosses median, rams into students' bus in California

10 killed when truck crosses median, rams into students' bus in California

A FedEx truck crossed a median and slammed head-on into a bus carrying students in Northern California, killing 10 people, authorities said Friday.
Scientists try 3-D printer to build human heart

Scientists try 3-D printer to build human heart

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3-D printer.
Woman reportedly throws shoe at Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas

Woman reportedly throws shoe at Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas

A woman reportedly hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday during a speech in Las Vegas by the potential 2016 presidential candidate. Details were not clear, but authorities confirmed that an object was thrown at the former secretary of state
Google Glass available to anyone for one day only

Google Glass available to anyone for one day only

Have you been pining for your very own wearable $1,500 Google Glass but weren't sure how you, a regular nondeveloper residing in the United States, could procure one?
Sriracha maker fires back after factory declared nuisance over odor

Sriracha maker fires back after factory declared nuisance over odor

The attorney for a company that produces one of America's most popular hot sauces told HLN on Thursday that complaints about an odor coming from the company's factory amount to a lot of fuss over a very minor issue.
Obama attorneys: Cross atop California war veterans memorial is 'appropriate'

Obama attorneys: Cross atop California war veterans memorial is 'appropriate'

The United States will defend against efforts to remove a giant cross atop a war memorial in Southern California over claims it violates the constitutional separation of church and state, according to a petition filed this week with the U.S.
Elaborate plot in N. Carolina man's kidnapping

Elaborate plot in N. Carolina man's kidnapping

(CNN) -- A man kidnapped from his home in Wake Forest, North Carolina, five days ago has been rescued by the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team in Atlanta, the FBI said Thursday.
After Pennsylvania school stabbing, authorities and community ask: 'Why?'

After Pennsylvania school stabbing, authorities and community ask: 'Why?'

MURRYSVILLE, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- A day after a Pennsylvania student rampaged through his high school's hallways, stabbing wildly with two kitchen knives, hints of a motive remain elusive.
Experts predict quieter hurricane season

Experts predict quieter hurricane season

(CNN) -- The U.S. could be in for another quiet hurricane season, according to Phillip Klotzbach and William Gray of Colorado State University.
'My girlfriend is a tax break'

'My girlfriend is a tax break'

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- If you're in a relationship with someone who is dependent on you financially, you might be able to claim them as a tax break.
College savings gap widens among rich and poor

College savings gap widens among rich and poor

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A growing divide is forming among college savers. While many middle and upper-class families are saving more for college, lower income families are still struggling to save anything at all.
GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave over ignition recall

GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave over ignition recall

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- General Motors has placed two engineers on paid leave as part of the investigation into the massive recall that has been linked to at least 13 fatalities.
'Where's the African-American Harry Potter or the Mexican Katniss?'

'Where's the African-American Harry Potter or the Mexican Katniss?'

(CNN) -- Matt de la Peña wasn't a reader, until the words finally spoke directly to him. It wasn't until college that de la Peña read an entire novel, "The Color Purple."