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Transgender princess faces backlash

A Colorado high school has crowned a transgender student as homecoming princess, and the decision has sparked widespread controversy on social media about whether the school district should allow this to happen.

Great white takes a bite

Beau Browning was surfing 50 yards from shore at California's Manresa State Beach Saturday when a 15-foot great white shark knocked him off of his surfboard.

Snowden, Assange, Greenwald, Dotcom: Can this gang of four take down a PM?

 NSA leaker Edward Snowden accused New Zealand Prime Minister John Key of misleading the public over the country's spying activities, as the nation's explosive election campaign reached a crescendo Monday.

World War II bomb scare in London's Olympic Park shuts down schools

(CNN) -- A World War II-era bomb was discovered in London's Olympic Park on Monday, hours after the closing concert of a sporting competition for wounded and ill veterans sponsored by members of Britain's royal family.
Who is doing what in the coalition battle against ISIS?

Who is doing what in the coalition battle against ISIS?

- In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone."

Sanford's custody battle won't be as public as he thought

Three days after U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford revealed personal details about legal disputes with his ex-wife, the South Carolina Republican's scheduled court hearing Monday was postponed.
Sensory isolation helmets: Is this next for plane passengers?

Sensory isolation helmets: Is this next for plane passengers?

It's either a genius idea for reducing the miseries of long-haul air travel -- or an extreme method of distracting passengers from arguments about leg room.
Disney World splurges that are worth it

Disney World splurges that are worth it

Walt Disney World is expensive. No two ways about it.
A threepeat: Miss New York Kira Kazantsev crowned Miss America

A threepeat: Miss New York Kira Kazantsev crowned Miss America

Hmm, there must be something in the water in New York. For the third consecutive year, a New York beauty queen has been crowned Miss America.

TISSUE ALERT: WW2 veteran, 3-year-old create friendship to last a lifetime

A close, unlikely friendship between a pre-schooler and a World War II vet who were neighbors has survived one of them moving away.
Lawyer: Secret children, living and dead, hidden by squalor for years

Lawyer: Secret children, living and dead, hidden by squalor for years

It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits.
'Django Unchained' actress defends not giving ID to cop

'Django Unchained' actress defends not giving ID to cop

"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts defended her refusal to show her ID to Los Angeles police before they handcuffed her last week.
US NFL weekend roundup

US NFL weekend roundup

(CNN) -- There was lots of news in the NFL this weekend. Little of it had to do with the pigskin.
US Adkins Medal of Honor

US Adkins Medal of Honor

(CNN) -- As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush -- and one tiger. Those are the numbers behind Sgt. Maj.
US Adrian Peterson child abuse charges

US Adrian Peterson child abuse charges

(CNN) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will practice this week and is scheduled to play in Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, despite facing a child abuse charge, team owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said in a statemen