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Justice Department suspends most poll-watching

For the first time in decades, voters in Georgia are going to the polls Tuesday without the chance of having Justice Department observers inside their polling places. CNN has learned that's because Justice Department lawyers in recent months have

School supply expenses are on the rise

Parents should prepare for an expensive school year this fall. The national retail federation predicts the average family will spend almost $700 on back to school supplies this year.That's $130 more than what was spent last year.
Lead foot: Palin gets speeding ticket

Lead foot: Palin gets speeding ticket

Slow down, Sarah, slow down.

Christie defends gun bill veto despite Newtown protesters

 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stood by his decision not to meet with Newtown families before and following his veto of gun-control legislation.
Chrysler recalls 792,000 Jeeps

Chrysler recalls 792,000 Jeeps

Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems. The flaw affects Jeep Commanders from model years 2006-2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2005-2007.
Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund kids,' court docs show

Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund kids,' court docs show

Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want his children to become "trust fund kids" so he left his fortune to his girlfriend, a court document said.
Singer Ray J Norwood charged with sexual battery, vandalism, resisting arrest

Singer Ray J Norwood charged with sexual battery, vandalism, resisting arrest

Ray J Norwood has been charged with four misdemeanors in a case in which he's accused of grabbing a woman's buttocks, smashing a police car window and spitting on a cop.
Police, community seek answers in renowned FSU law professor's slaying

Police, community seek answers in renowned FSU law professor's slaying

Days after a nationally renowned criminal law professor was found with a gunshot wound to his head, his death is being investigated as a homicide.

Brotherly love: inspiring bond

6-year-old Lucas Aldrich has a rare neurological condition called lissencephaly. It means he'll never walk, talk, or eat on his own.

Shark study yields surprising results

For the past year, Mote Marine scientists have made all new discoveries about Great White sharks.

Blast levels Texas home

There was very little left of a home that exploded in Willis, Texas early Tuesday morning. Three people were injured in the explosion and fire, and rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital by LifeFlight.

Boston bomber's friend found guilty

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of impeding the investigation into the bombing Monday.

Trial begins for woman shot, killed on man's front porch

Jury selection began Monday in the case of 19-year-old Reneisha McBride, shot to death when she knocked on a man's front porch in the middle of the night following a car crash.

Woman allegedly shoots man after bad sex

Sadie Bell, 58, is out on bond after admitting she shot the man she had a long-term affair with after they had sex at her Southfield, Michigan apartment.
Appeals court strikes down key part of Obamacare program

Appeals court strikes down key part of Obamacare program

The battle over Obamacare took a dramatic turn Tuesday with a federal appeals court rejecting subsidies paid by the government to millions of new enrollees.