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Rapper Trinidad James, commentator Ben Ferguson clash over use of n-word

Rapper Trinidad James, commentator Ben Ferguson clash over use of n-word

 (CNN) -- Things got testy on "CNN Tonight" when conservative commentator Ben Ferguson charged that rappers like Trinidad James was profiting off the n-word.
Robert Durst says he 'killed them all' -- but is that admissible in court?

Robert Durst says he 'killed them all' -- but is that admissible in court?

(CNN) -- For decades, no one has been able to convict millionaire Robert Durst. Not after his wife's disappearance. Not after his friend's suspicious death. Not even after he admitted he killed and dismembered his neighbor.
Official: United flight turns around after passenger runs up aisle yelling 'jihad'

Official: United flight turns around after passenger runs up aisle yelling 'jihad'

(CNN) -- A United Airlines flight had to make a U-turn in the sky after an unruly passenger ran toward the cockpit screaming "jihad, jihad," according to a government official with direct knowledge of the incident.
Contact lens with built-in telescope could help people with blinding disease

Contact lens with built-in telescope could help people with blinding disease

(CNN) -- Lights, mirrors, action! Scientists are developing smart contact lenses embedded with miniscule mirrors that can magnify your vision by almost three times.
Who will fight for gay marriage at SCOTUS?

Who will fight for gay marriage at SCOTUS?

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The date for arguments is on the calendar. The questions that the justices will have to decide are clear. Even the amount of time lawyers will have to make their case is set in stone.
Partner yoga doubles the pleasure and halves the stress

Partner yoga doubles the pleasure and halves the stress

Want to share more than commercialized romance with your significant other? Try Partner Yoga to put the emphasis back on connection instead of consumerism.
Worst cities to be a renter

Worst cities to be a renter

Renters across the nation are being squeezed by rising rents and stagnant wages.
Robert Durst, featured on HBO's 'The Jinx,' charged with first-degree murder

Robert Durst, featured on HBO's 'The Jinx,' charged with first-degree murder

Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst was "lying in wait" when he shot and killed his longtime friend because she "was a witness to a crime," prosecutors alleged Monday.
'The water was up to my waist': Family's struggle after Cyclone Pam

'The water was up to my waist': Family's struggle after Cyclone Pam

Tropical Cyclone Pam had already been battering Vanuatu's capital for hours when the River Prima suddenly flooded its banks.
Texas Senate approves open carry of handguns

Texas Senate approves open carry of handguns

A bill lifting some of the state's restrictions on handguns cleared the Texas Senate along a party line vote of 20 to 11 Monday.
Standoff remains over AG nominee Loretta Lynch

Standoff remains over AG nominee Loretta Lynch

 A standoff over an anti-human trafficking bill that is now threatening the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be the new attorney general showed no signs of abating Monday.

Fergus shooting: stray bullets?

An intense manhunt is over in Ferguson, Missouri after police say they found the man who shot and wounded two police officers during a protest last week. 20-year-old Jeffery Williams was arrested late Saturday.

Dead animals dumped

Kansas wildlife investigators have closed the case of several animals being found skinned last week in Osage County, saying it appears the be the product of legal hunting.

Afghan withdrawal delay

The planned withdrawal of nearly 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan next year will likely be delayed.

Medical waste found in river

Hundreds of used syringes and vials of blood were found floating in the Arkansas River on Saturday.