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Duke reverses decision to allow Muslim call to prayer

Duke reverses decision to allow Muslim call to prayer

 (CNN) -- Duke University officials on Friday cited security concerns as part of the reason for the school's reversal of its decision to allow a Muslim call to prayer to sound from a campus chapel bell tower.
A win for Paterno? Proposed NCAA deal could restore Penn State victories

A win for Paterno? Proposed NCAA deal could restore Penn State victories

 (CNN) -- Joe Paterno could soon regain his title as the winningest coach in major college football history.
Local cigar shop owner reacts to travel changes to Cuba

Local cigar shop owner reacts to travel changes to Cuba

The ice has thawed between the United States and Cuba and new rules have been unveiled regarding travel and and what Americans can bring back.
An aspirin a day may not be necessary for everyone's heart health

An aspirin a day may not be necessary for everyone's heart health

If you're popping aspirin on a daily basis to lower your chances of having a heart attack or stroke, it might turn out that an aspirin a day may not keep the doctor away. In fact, it could make things worse for your health.
Police: Two dead, one injured in Florida mall shooting

Police: Two dead, one injured in Florida mall shooting

A second person has died after a shooting Saturday in the food court of a central Florida mall, Melbourne police said.
Security boosted as Europe scrambles to handle growing threats

Security boosted as Europe scrambles to handle growing threats

Soldiers stood guard outside the Jewish Museum in central Brussels on Saturday, as Belgium joined France in deploying its military alongside police to counter the threat of potential terror attacks.
Flu season gets worse, but there are hopeful signs

Flu season gets worse, but there are hopeful signs

This year's flu season has returned to an epidemic level, according to the latest flu data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
7 biggest losers from Swiss currency blowout

7 biggest losers from Swiss currency blowout

 LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Switzerland's decision to remove its currency peg on the franc is expected to wreak havoc on certain industries -- and unlucky individuals.
Oil tycoon lost $9.3 billion in six months

Oil tycoon lost $9.3 billion in six months

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Oil magnate Harold Hamm had a rough year in 2014.
Software can't replace mass spying

Software can't replace mass spying

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Special targeted software cannot replace the U.S. government's ongoing bulk collection of private records, a presidential committee has found.

Horse on the highway

A horse trotting along U.S. Hwy. 218 near Waterloo, Iowa has been wrangled into custody. State Trooper Macabe Schmidt was just wrapping up a traffic stop when he saw the animal.

"My body is on fire"

The state of Oklahoma completed its first execution Thursday night, since the botched lethal injection of a death row inmate last April. Charles Frederick Warner was pronounced dead at 7:28 p.m.

Cold case cracked

Thirty years of police work went into a judge calling the name of Edmond Beauregard Degan, 57, in a downtown Houston, Texas courtroom Thursday. Degan is charged with the capital murder of Yleen Kennedy.
Louisiana mom of deceased toddlers in custody, charged

Louisiana mom of deceased toddlers in custody, charged

The mother of two toddlers who died in a house fire earlier this week in Bastrop has been discharged from a Shreveport area medical facility and is now in police custody.
Uncle Si's Iced Tea maker sues Duck Commander

Uncle Si's Iced Tea maker sues Duck Commander

Uncle Si of the Duck Commander clan is famous for sipping his bottomless cup of iced tea. But the makers of Uncle Si's Iced Tea say he doesn't drink it enough, and that's why they're suing Duck Commander.