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Lottery urges players to gift responsibly this holiday season

As we approach the holiday season, the California Lottery reminds players and its retail partners to gift responsibly by discouraging the sale or gifting of lottery products to minors. Every year the Lottery partners with the International Centre for Youth ...

Protesters also take to streets across the country

FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) -- As Ferguson residents looked around on Wednesday morning, they didn't see the kind of damage inflicted on the city a day earlier.

"Sesame Street" turns 45 on November 10

It's 45 years later but it's still a sunny day, sweeping the clouds away.

Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes; damage is 'significant'

An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded early Tuesday evening along the eastern Virginia coast, causing a huge fireball but no apparent deaths.

Senate confirms Castro as HUD secretary

Mr. Castro is coming to Washington.

Experts say hookah can be just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes

The United States may be winning the war on cigarettes. After decades of public service announcements about the dangers of smoking, fewer teens are lighting up.

Air passengers face '14,000 hours' of delays over French strike

Thousands of travelers are facing long delays and cancellations as a strike by French air traffic controllers intensifies, wreaking havoc with flight schedules across Europe.

Mike Rowe on 'PR campaign for hard work'

Mike Rowe says he didn't consciously seek a cause to support -- it found him.

Bills helping minimum-wage workers clear first hurdles

About 1.5 million full-time, year-round workers or about 14 percent of people in California, according to U.S. Census data, are paid the $8 minimum wage.

Bomber pilot helped land airliner after captain fell ill

It sounds like the plot from an old movie: airline crew members make this passenger announcement, "Is anyone on board a pilot?"

Man hunted by FBI charged with illegal device possession

The man arrested near the Golden Gate Bridge after dangerous materials were found in his home was charged with possession of an illegal device Tuesday.

Facebook pressed to return money from ads promoting Syrian President's page

Facebook is facing pressure to return money it accepted to run ads promoting its page for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's presidential campaign.

Four school stabbing victims in critical condition; teen suspect charged as adult

A teenage boy wielding two kitchen knives went on a stabbing rampage at his high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, early Wednesday, before being tackled by an assistant principal, authorities said.

Army's ban on dreadlocks; other styles seen as offensive to some African-Americans

The U.S. Army's new ban on many types of ethnic hairstyles has African-American women who wear their coifs in dreadlocks, braids and cornrows in a twist.

Oprah to campaign for House candidate

You may have never heard of Lavern Chatman, a Democrat running for Congress in northern Virginia.

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