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Clinton, Obama seek gun control in wake of Charleston massacre

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama and other top Democrats -- including Hillary Clinton -- find themselves in a familiar place following the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday: Pleading for gun control while knowing it's unlikely to happen.<p>"At some point, we as a …

Gun Control

Dylann Roof Was Planning Charleston Shooting 'For Six Months,' Roommate Says

Dylann Roof's roommate says the suspect was planning something big leading up to the alleged shooting at a South Carolina church Wednesday that left nine people dead.<p>Dalton Tyler told ABC News that he'd known Roof for at least seven months, and that the 21-year-old was "planning something like that …

South Carolina

Dallas Cowboys Are About To Bounce Back To The Future

Organized training activities (OTAs) have begun at Valley Ranch and the Dallas Cowboys are in full swing. The gang’s <i>almost</i> all here and things are …

Dallas OL: The Best Position Group In The League?

Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, Zach Martin, and La'el Collins; four first-round talents on a single offensive line, all young and none yet into their …

On the field, Greg Hardy is impressing in Dallas

There’s a reason the Cowboys are willing to pay millions of dollars to Greg Hardy even though he missed 15 games last year and is suspended 10 games …


Randy Gregory wants Michael Irvin as mentor

IRVING, Texas -- Michael Irvin is not one to hold his tongue when it comes to his opinions. Randy Gregory now knows.<p>Speaking to the top draft …

Violence Erupts in Baltimore: In Pictures

Spinal Cords

Baltimore Picks Up Pieces, Wary of Another Night of Violence

At the corner of North and Pennsylvania Avenues in West Baltimore, volunteers carried blackened shelves out of the scorched CVS pharmacy. Kids …

Net Neutrality
Reality TV

Colombians Accuse U.S Soldiers and Officials of Sexual Assault and Rape

Although United States military personnel have helped Colombia gain the upper hand in its war against drug-trafficking guerrillas, Olga Castillo …

South America

Alleged gang rape on crowded beach is 'not the first,' sheriff says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A young woman was watching a video on the news when she discovered a nightmare scenario: She may have been drugged and gang-raped on a crowded Florida beach in broad daylight, as bystanders watched.<p>It's not the first time this has happened to a young woman in Panama City Beach, authorities …

San Francisco

Phone Surveillance Revelation Should Prompt Reassessment Of NSA Spying

Does evidence of a decades-old surveillance program throw out the case many public officials have made for the modern surveillance state?<p>Since Edward Snowden first leaked documents about secret National Security Agency (NSA) programs, government officials have defended them in the name of September …


Man arrested after punching child in the face

A man in California was arrested after video of him punching a child was posted to Facebook. CNN affiliate KGET reports.


Video released showing killing of black Oklahoma suspect

A man can be heard apologizing and admitting to shooting a man in a video released at the weekend that documents the killing of a black suspect by a white reserve sheriff's deputy in Tulsa, Oklahoma.<p>Police have said that the 73-year-old Tulsa County reserve deputy Robert Bates thought he was …

Critics Urge Prosecution of Second Officer in South Carolina Police Shooting

Outrage over the deadly police shooting in South Carolina earlier this month, in which a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black man as he ran …


Samsung's warning: Our Smart TVs record your living room chatter

Technically Incorrect: Samsung's small print says that its Smart TV's voice recognition system will not only capture your private conversations, but also pass them onto third parties.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Why worry about Big …

Smart TV

More Than Half Of American Public Schoolchildren Now Live In Poverty: Study

For the first time, more than half of U.S. public school students live in low-income households, according to a new analysis from the Southern Education Foundation.<p>Overall, 51 percent of U.S. schoolchildren came from low-income households in 2013, according to the foundation, which analyzed data …

Income Inequality

Jason Garrett wants to return

IRVING, Texas -- Jason Garrett will become a free agent of sorts, but he wants to continue as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.<p>Asked on 105.3 The …

Cowboys want to keep coaches in next three days

AP<p>The Cowboys know there’s plenty of interest in their coaches.<p>So they’re hurrying trying to keep as many of them as they can.<p>Via David Moore of the</i> …


Dez Bryant Non-Catch Proves NFL Must Make Big Rule Changes This Offseason

The Dallas Cowboys were one game away from traveling up to Seattle to take on the Seahawks in the NFC title game. They were one game away from getting a shot to play in Super Bowl XLIX.<p>Unfortunately, those hopes were dashed, thanks to one of the most insidious rules in all of professional …


US and Russia in danger of returning to era of nuclear rivalry

American threats to retaliate for Russian development of new cruise missile take tensions to new level<p>A widening rift between Moscow and Washington over cruise missiles and increasingly daring patrols by nuclear-capable Russian submarines threatens to end an era of arms control and bring back a …