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Apparently This Matters: Coffee naps

Apparently This Matters: Coffee naps

(CNN) -- I'm a napper. If all goes according to plan, I close my eyes every Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. And if things really *don't* go according to plan, I end up directing traffic on I-85 without pants.
Disney World splurges that are worth it

Disney World splurges that are worth it

(CNN) -- Walt Disney World is expensive. No two ways about it.
Olive Garden's big problem? Cold breadsticks

Olive Garden's big problem? Cold breadsticks

Olive Garden is trying to attract more customers with a bold publicity stunt: a limited time only Never Ending Pasta pass that quickly sold out and started showing up for sale on eBay.
I'm a legal immigrant, but not allowed to work

I'm a legal immigrant, but not allowed to work

A land of opportunities?  Not for Rashi Bhatnagar.
Palin family attended party, where fight broke out

Palin family attended party, where fight broke out

(CNN) -- It's not the latest reality television show but real life for the Palin clan, at least according to reports from bloggers.
Mark Sanford says he and fianceé have broken up

Mark Sanford says he and fianceé have broken up

(CNN) -- Is this the quintessential TMI Facebook post?
The final steak fry: Honoring Harkin with a large helping of politics

The final steak fry: Honoring Harkin with a large helping of politics

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- When Tom Harkin supporters Joan and Gary Kiernan decided to throw the congressional candidate a fundraiser in 1972, they charged $2 for the ticket, picked up the costs for the steak, salad and baked potatoes and gave the fun
Obama 'shocked' by Ray Rice video; Washington turns attention to NFL

Obama 'shocked' by Ray Rice video; Washington turns attention to NFL

The growing outcry over how the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell deal with incidents of domestic violence has reached the nation's highest office.
'Six Californias' Initiative Fails to Make Ballot

'Six Californias' Initiative Fails to Make Ballot

The controversial "Six Californias" initiative has failed to make it onto the 2016 ballot, the Secretary of State's Office said Friday.
Hurricane Odile, a Category 4 storm, threatens Baja California

Hurricane Odile, a Category 4 storm, threatens Baja California

Hurricane Odile, a Category 4 storm, is expected to affect life on the Baja California peninsula in Mexico on Sunday night and Monday, the National Hurricane Center said.
Apple's Tim Cook on TV, Steve Jobs, and iPhone 6

Apple's Tim Cook on TV, Steve Jobs, and iPhone 6

In an in-depth interview with Charlie Rose, taped on Friday, the Apple CEO said the current television experience is "stuck back in the 70's," but he didn't say when Apple might try to take TV into the future.
US Atlanta Hawks racism claims

US Atlanta Hawks racism claims

(CNN) -- Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry is taking an indefinite leave of absence, the NBA team's chief executive announced Friday, days after a report surfaced about controversial comments Ferry made about a free agent player.
US Ferguson Missouri Michael Brow what's next

US Ferguson Missouri Michael Brow what's next

(CNN) -- More than one month after a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the case continues to provoke public unrest and remains far from settled.
US James Foley mother US response

US James Foley mother US response

(CNN) -- The U.S. government Friday defended its handling of James Foley's case after the slain journalist's mother told CNN that officials suggested the family could be charged if they tried to raise money to free him.
Family of Arizona gun instructor release video

Family of Arizona gun instructor release video

The children of a gun instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl at an Arizona gun range last month reached out to the girl in a video posted Friday morning.