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Latest on police shooting: Mourners pay respects at wake

6:30 p.m.<p>A steady stream of mourners, including Charleston Mayor Joseph Reilly Jr., gathered Friday afternoon at a wake in downtown Charleston to pay …

Justice

Obama, Castro chat about opening embassies in step to normal ties

Even before the Summit of the Americas got started here Friday, Presidents Obama and Raul Castro got on the phone.<p>They chatted Wednesday evening about opening up embassies in each other's countries and other points of "diplomatic normalization," the White House confirmed Friday.<p>It was the latest …

Cuba

President Obama, Raul Castro Shake Hands, Chat At Summit Of The Americas

<b>Update, 10:30 p.m. ET:</b> President Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, exchanged greetings and a friendly handshake Friday night at the Summit of the Americas, the Associated Press reports — the first such moment in decades.<p>"The White House said the interaction was informal and said they …

Cuba

'Disgraceful' University of Oklahoma fraternity shuttered after racist chant

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even with the national chapter shutting the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at the University of Oklahoma, the school president said the university's affiliation with the fraternity is permanently done as a campus group called for the expulsion of fraternity members.<p>The members have until …

Justice

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Multiple Sclerosis

Australian Open 2015 bracket and results: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams advance

The first day brought some surprising upsets, while the second day was less dramatic.<p>The second day of the 2015 Australian Open had a much more stable feel to it compared to Day 1. After an opening day which saw the women's bracket lose fifth-seed Ana Ivanovic among others, most of the ranked …

Tennis

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Hero monkey revives electrocuted friend

The world has been in need of a superhero monkey, and we may have just found him. A simian in India is being hailed a hero following a harrowing …

'Fatman' No More: Val Kilmer Reveals Major Slim Down

Val Kilmer just can't win when it comes to his waistline.<p>The 54-year-old actor was photographed shopping at a Levi's store in Malibu, California, on …

Are Kim Jong Un’s Kid Gloves Now Off?

The mourning period for his late father ended today. If this Dear Leader is definitively tied to the Sony hack, we may be at the beginning of an even …

Cuba releases American Alan Gross, paves way for historic easing of American sanctions

U.S. contractor Alan Gross, held by the Cuban government since 2009, was freed Wednesday as part of a landmark deal with Cuba that paves the way for a major overhaul in U.S. policy toward the island, senior administration officials tell CNN.<p>President Barack Obama spoke with Cuban President Raul …

CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?

Homeland The TV drama accurately presents the mission, intensity, pace, contradictions and complexity of a CIA station engaged in deadly battle, say …

Watch Nicki Minaj Impersonate Beyonce on 'SNL'

'Pinkprint' rapper takes over James Franco-hosted 'SNL' by performing three songs and appearing in three sketches<p>There are three types of <i>Saturday</i> …

Music

Movie Review: Julianne Moore faces an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in the nuanced Still Alice

Though shot in the stolidly inconspicuous style of a low-rated cable drama, <i>Still Alice</i> is rarely anything short of compelling, in part because its …

Meet the Man Who Jumped Off One World Trade Center

Last summer, I interviewed dozens of the ironworkers who were working around the clock to turn One World Trade Center into the tallest building in …

World Trade Center