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Connecticut-School-Shooting (Will update)
It could be "several months" before Connecticut State Police finish the investigation into the mass shooting in Newtown.
US-Midwest-Blizzard (Updates likely)
People traveling early for Christmas in the center of the country will be dashing through the snow and the rain and the wind. The first major storm of the season has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a blizzard warning for a huge swath of the Midwest stretching from eastern Colorado to Wisconsin's Lake Michigan shoreline.
The United Nations has launched humanitarian plans worth $1.5 billion to help ease the suffering of millions of Syrians both inside and outside the country. More than 525,000 Syrians have already crossed into neighboring countries, the United Nations announced Wednesday, and it estimated that more than a million will flee in the next six months.
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Yemen's armed forces have a new look after a series of decrees from President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi forced major changes to both the military's leadership and structure on Wednesday.
Conservative candidate Park Geun-hye claimed victory Wednesday in South Korea's presidential election, a result that will make her the country's first woman president.
Park Geun-hye lived up to her nickname as the "Queen of Elections" after winning the race Wednesday to become South Korea's first female president. At age 60, she'll return to the presidential residence where she spent her formative years as the daughter of onetime dictator Park Chung-hee.
U.S. officials have deported a woman believed to be the daughter of Mexico's most wanted drug lord after she pleaded guilty to possession of a false visa.
More than three months after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, not a single person has been charged in connection with the assault. Most, if not all, of those questioned in Libya since the attack have been released.
An inquiry into a decision by a BBC show to drop an investigation into sexual abuse claims against late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile said Wednesday that it found no evidence of a cover-up, but it was heavily critical of senior managers.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani will travel to Germany for medical treatment, Kurdish lawmaker Mahmoud Othman said Wednesday. Talabani is in stable condition, his office said.
The United Nations has launched humanitarian plans worth $1.5 billion to help ease the suffering of the more than one million Syrians who have fled the nation.
A court in France has rejected a bid by lawyers to have charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn dropped over his alleged participation in a prostitution ring, a court official said.
Russian lawmakers could move to ban Americans from adopting children from the country -- which is one of the top sources of international adoptions to the United States.
Health workers administering polio vaccinations came under fresh attack in Pakistan on Wednesday, a troubling development in a nation that remains one of three in the world where the disease has yet to be eradicated.
The coach of Spanish league leaders Barcelona has suffered a tumor relapse and will undergo an operation on Thursday but will remain in his post.
He may have knocked out eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao during their recent bout in Las Vegas but if Juan Manuel Marquez wants a fifth fight against the legendary Filipino he'll need to get permission from his wife.
It's not easy carrying the burden of a sports-mad nation's lofty expectations of world-beating dominance on your shoulders, especially on home soil, but Richie McCaw did it -- with a broken foot. Battered and bruised, and knowing that the All Blacks' other iconic star player, Dan Carter, had already been ruled out for the rest of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, McCaw soldiered on for three crucial matches -- four hours of on-field punishment
The art of noise in sport: How the cowbell came of age.
The nation will have a set of recommendations to address widespread gun violence within weeks, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday. Vice President Joe Biden will lead an inter-agency group to come up with "concrete proposals no later than January -- proposals that I then intend to push without delay," the president said.
When Lauren Rousseau's boyfriend wakes up, he can smell her perfume. Tony Lusardi opens his eyes and holds a tiny pillow that Rousseau, a Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher, used to lay her head on. And then he sobs.
Three State Department officials, including two who oversaw security decisions at the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, resigned in the wake of a review of security failures there, senior State Department officials told CNN Wednesday. The independent review of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi released Tuesday cites "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies" at the State Department.
A narrative of Ambassador Chris Stevens' last minutes, based on details released by a federal committee looking into the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi.
The independent inquiry into the September 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi made key recommendations to overcome what investigators found were weak security, lack of support for improvement requests denied and failure to see risk in the accumulated incidents of attacks in Benghazi.
Three U.S. senators say the new film about the Osama bin Laden raid is "grossly inaccurate and misleading" in how it depicts CIA interrogations as torture and have called on the studio distributing "Zero Dark Thirty" to publicly state the movie is not based on fact.
President Barack Obama made the rare move of calling the secretary of the Army on Tuesday night to express concern about reports of abuse at an Army child care facility, U.S. officials told CNN.
The risk of sexual assault is growing at the elite military service academies, but victims are reluctant to report the problem, according to a Pentagon report obtained by CNN.
The doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death asked an appeals court to let him out of jail while he waits a decision on the judges will overturn his conviction.
A U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a shooting rampage could face the death penalty if found guilty in a court-martial.
A bright red casket with butterflies on it was center stage in a packed Los Angeles auditorium Wednesday as thousands of mourners bid farewell to Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera. Music rang out in the Gibson amphitheater, which holds 6,100 people. Photos showing Rivera with her family flashed in the background. And fans chanted her name.
A massive dock, possibly debris from the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan, has washed ashore in Washington state's Olympic National Park.
Airplane manufacturer Boeing builds some of the most complicated machines on Earth, but in its efforts to make wireless signals on airplanes better it turned to the produce aisle for help. The company announced a "breakthrough" in the procedures it uses to evaluate wireless signals in cabins, thanks in part to 20,000 pounds of potatoes that were piled in the seats of a decommissioned plane used for the tests.
Journalist Deaths 2012
This year has been the deadliest for journalists in the field since monitoring began 17 years ago, according to an annual report released Wednesday by Reporters Without Borders.
Navajo man wants the nation to hear its official apology.
In a candid assessment of the tough fiscal cliff negotiations, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Republicans are focused too much on besting him personally instead of thinking about what's best for the country.
It's not such a wonderful life in "Boehnerville," according to a new television advertisement from several labor groups.
A slight majority of Americans are giving the White House low marks for how it has handled the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to a new national survey.
Republican Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the new appointee to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, indicated Wednesday he may oppose any gun control legislation in the Senate next Congress, saying instead the larger issue is one of "moral decay."
Following an election marked by long lines, voter registration problems and delayed results in Florida, the state's governor continues to struggle with low approval numbers, according to a new poll.
President Barack Obama is Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2012.
Former federal judge and conservative legal scholar Robert Bork died early Wednesday at his Virginia home, his family confirmed to CNN. He was 85.
U.S. stocks edged lower in afternoon trading, as investors wait for politicians to reach an agreement that puts an end to the Washington gridlock on the fiscal cliff.
Two former UBS traders face criminal charges as part of a sweeping case announced Wednesday in which the Swiss bank agreed to pay $1.5 billion after admitting to manipulating global benchmark interest rates.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pledged to hold on to all of his Facebook shares for at least a year, but other top executives are quietly selling off a chunk of their holdings.
The Treasury Department announced plans to sell the 500 million shares of General Motors it still owns, closing the books on the $51 billion bailout that started four years ago.
The pace of home building slowed slightly in November but remained near the four-year high reached the previous month, according to a government report released Tuesday.
The payroll tax cut that boosted paychecks for millions of working Americans over the past two years may be on the brink of extinction.
Budget experts in Washington have seen lots of "big" fiscal deals over the years that end up resulting in far less than advertised.
After a major technical glitch earlier this year, Knight Capital Group has agreed to merge with rival trading firm Getco in a deal valued at $1.4 billion.
A strike at container ports from Boston to Houston appears more likely after talks broke down Tuesday without a deal or contract extension, leaving businesses worried about a crippling shutdown now set to start in less than two weeks.
The TARP bailout fund, which pumped nearly $500 billion into the nation's leading banks, automakers and insurers, is getting closer to the break-even point.
Just in time for the seasonal TV marathons, the Library of Congress' National Film Registry has recognized "A Christmas Story" as a cultural touchstone. The 1983 holiday classic is one of the 25 films that will be added to the National Film Registry, which were selected because they exemplify "important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking."
Masculinity, mental illness and guns: A lethal equation?
After Newtown, some shoppers think twice about violent video games.
5 places to find France in North America.
DREAMers are pushing their luck, says Ruben Navarrette Jr., CNN.com contributor and a nationally syndicated columnist.
CNN contributor Van Jones discuss art that calls the fiscal cliff's bluff.
How a boy becomes a killer, according to James Garbarino, author of "Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them" and is a professor of psychology at Loyola University in Chicago.
Gun violence is a national security issue, says Peter Bergen is a CNN national security analyst.
On gun control, look to Biden, says Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza, who served as deputy national press secretary of the Democratic National Committee during the 2008 election.
CNN.com columnist LZ Granderson: Teachers with guns is a crazy idea.
The case for gun rights is stronger than you think, says William J. Bennett, a CNN contributor and author of "The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood."
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