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Taraji Henson apologizes to police officers after racial profiling claims

Actress Taraji P. Henson apologized Friday for claiming her son was racially profiled during a traffic stop in Southern California last year. The Glendale Police Department released dash cam video of the encounter, which contradicted her son's claims.

'Walking Dead's' big finale: Six shows to watch this week

The Walking Dead's" season-long plotline involving a group that headed north from Atlanta all comes to a head in a 90-minute season finale on Sunday night. It's been a season in which Sonequa Martin-Green's character, Sasha, stood out: She's on the verge of insanity after the deaths of her brother and many friends.

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Angelina Jolie's message to kids at Nickelodeon show: 'Different is good'

Angelina Jolie took the stage Saturday at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards and delivered a message of hope to anyone who's ever felt out of place. In her first public appearance since revealing that she underwent a second preventative surgery to lower her risk of cancer, Jolie attended the show with her children, Shiloh and Zahara.

Outrage over Jamie Foxx's Bruce Jenner joke at iHeartRadio Music Awards

Some viewers of the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night took to social media to vent about the opening monologue, saying one controversial joke by Jamie Foxx crossed the line.

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If you must smoke, do it away from the kids

Nearly 60% of children between the ages of 3 and 11 are exposed to second hand smoke

There is a growing body of evidence that children's exposure to smoking increases their risk of heart disease as an adult.

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Ebola outbreak: Here's where we are one year later

The director general for Doctors Without Borders calls the outbreak "tragic and avoidable"

A year ago, when Dr. Stephane Hugonnet was dispatched to Guinea to investigate a series of unexplained deaths, he had little idea that he'd be contending with an outbreak that would quickly spread from a small southern rainforest village, across borders, and around the world.

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E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction?

It's a portable piece of technology providing seemingly bottomless access to a drug craved by more than 1 billion people worldwide -- nicotine. That craving is caused by smoking tobacco but is now being increasingly satisfied by e-cigarettes and the trend to "vape" instead of smoke.

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10 websites changing the way we travel

Airbnb may be the poster child of the peer-to-peer movement, with more than 800,000 hosts and a valuation in excess of $13 billion.

Utah to allow firing squads for executions

Lethan injection remains the primary method for executions in the state

Utah's governor signed a bill Monday that brings back firing squads as a potential way to execute some death row prisoners.

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Nine things to know about chemical weapons

The Pueblo Chemical Depot is set to begin destroying the United States' largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons this week in southern Colorado. Here are nine things to know about these chemical weapons and how we got here:

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2 University of Oklahoma students expelled over racist chant

Two University of Oklahoma students were expelled Tuesday for their alleged "leadership role" in a racist chant by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members, a decision that President David Boren says speaks to his school's "zero tolerance" policy for such "threatening racist behavior."

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American flag ban vetoed by student leaders at University of California at Irvine

he measure, "Flags and decoration adjustment for inclusivity," banned all flags in lobby

Student leaders at the University of California-Irvine vetoed a resolution on Saturday that would have banned hanging flags of any nation, including America's Stars and Stripes, in the lobby of student government offices, amid widespread criticism from students and alumni.

Justice Dept. echoes Ferguson residents’ complaints

By Eliott C. McLaughlin CNN News Wire

The Ferguson Police Department has demonstrated a pattern of racial discrimination, the Justice Department said Wednesday. But while some experts say the numbers alone tell only part of the story, the 102-page report merely reaffirmed many residents’ beliefs.

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Huge marijuana bust at border nets 15 tons

By Ben Brumfield CNN News Wire

When searching for a hidden stash, an obvious place to check is the mattress.

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PCs are dead. So says Wall Street. Again.

We live in an increasingly mobile world. So it should be no surprise that three stocks synonymous with the personal computer are taking a hit this year.

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Maya Angelou to be honored with postal stamp

Maya Angelou will soon be commemorated in a new forever stamp.

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California plastic bag ban delayed

The nation's first state-wide ban on plastic bags has been pushed back more than a year after opponents secured enough signatures to put it to a public vote.

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"In 2014, I turned $1 million into $120 million.

In 2014, I turned $1 million into $120 million. Too bad it wasn't real money.

Stan Lee draws Spider-Man for a child with autism

It was a story that moved Stan Lee, the creator of many of the best-known superheroes in history, into action: a Spider-Man-loving boy with autism named Jamel Hunter. According to the New York Times, a December Times article about the child, who reportedly didn't say a word until he was in preschool, caught the eye of one of Lee's neighbors, jazz musician Corky Hale.

Superbug cases reported in North Carolina; 1 dead

The same superbug that contributed to two deaths in Los Angeles has been reported in North Carolina, where one person has died, a spokesman told CNN. Eighteen people have contracted carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, so far this year, said Kevin McCarthy, spokesman with the Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Cruisers' choice: Best cruise ships of 2015

While Disneyland has long been known as the "happiest place on Earth," Disney's cruise ships sound like they're also pretty cheerful spots to vacation. At least that's what the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards, announced Monday, are indicating. Disney Cruise Line dominated this year's awards, winning in 12 categories.

Reality Check: Artist snaps flicks of people in trash

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a California-based photographer turned a picture into a reality check. Award-winning photographer Gregg Segal decided it was high time Americans had a visual of their waste production, so he decided to snap pictures of people in seven days of their own trash in a series titled: "7 Days of Garbage." The photos went viral.

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Sean Penn and others rile up social media at the Oscars

Between light-hearted moments like Benedict Cumberbatch taking a swig from a hip flask and Neil Patrick Harris parading on stage in his underwear, it was all about activism and controversial topics at the 87th Academy Awards. A broad range of issues, from immigration to suicide to Alzheimer's disease to wage inequality, took center stage.

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California's oranges are rotting on the docks

California's famous navel oranges and Washington's apples are rotting in the hot L.A. sun.

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Stevie Wonder tribute may have been better than Grammys

It was a big night for one of music's biggest stars.

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Mars One announces 100 candidates for Mars colony

First launch is planned for 2024, to land in 2025

There are doubts over the feasibility of the project, but "pioneers are always ridiculed," says Mars hopeful Alison Rigby Mars One: 'We're all going to die, but it's important what you do before you die' By Sarah Cruddas Mars One, a group that plans to send humans on a one-way trip to Mars, has announced its final 100 candidates. They have been selected from 200,000 applicants and will go on to further testing later this year, which they expect to include team-building exercises and later, isolation.

Joni Mitchell: I felt like a black man

Joni Mitchell thinks she's experienced being a black man.

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Measles case reported in another state: Georgia

Georgia has its first confirmed case of measles since 2012, the state's Health Department said Monday.

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Beck upsets Beyonce to claim the Grammy for best album of the year

How did Beck beat out Beyonce?

No, Beck, you're not a loser. But some people think you should have been.

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Hackers are stealing your tax refund

The recent slew of massive hacks are costing you money -- your U.S. government tax refund.

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Home Depot looking for 80,000 part-time workers

Home Depot is going on a hiring spree.

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Instagram for doctors' lets medics share photos to solve mystery cases

The idea is at the foundation of social media channels: Seen something strange? Post it online. The desire to share the unknown, or complex, is a human urge, and no-one knows this better than doctors.

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Measles case reported in another state: Georgia

"The infected infant arrived in Atlanta from outside of the U.S. and is being cared for at Egleston at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta," the Georgia Department of Public Health said in a statement.

How did Beck beat out Beyonce?

In Sunday night's biggest surprise, Beck's downbeat "Morning Phase" nabbed the Grammy for album of the year -- eclipsing darling-of-the-moment Sam Smith, who collected four Grammys, and pop queen Beyonce, whose latest, self-titled album was a critical and commercial smash.

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Pilot work limits divert American flight

An American Airlines flight trying to leave Boston on Sunday night was delayed for about 2½ hours before it finally took off at 10:52 p.m. The crew of American Flight 223 knew hours before takeoff that they couldn't go the distance to Los Angeles.

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Georgia executes Warren Lee Hill despite disability claim

Twice-convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill was executed Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. Despite pleas by human rights groups and legal representatives who have argued that Hill's intellectual disability should have made him ineligible for the death penalty, Hill died by injection at the prison in Jackson, Georgia.

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NASA seeks $500M budget boost

NASA has released its proposed 2016 budget request of $18.5 billion, an increase of $500 million over the agency's approved budget this year.

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Suge Knight pleads not guilty to murder, all charges in fatal hit-and-run

By Michael Martinez and Paul Vercammen

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and all other counts in a hit-and-run in Compton, California, that left one man dead and injured another last week.

Former 'Power Ranger' held in roommate's stabbing death by sword

An actor who appeared in the "Power Rangers" franchise is being held on $1 million bail in the stabbing death of his roommate in their Palmdale, California, home, according to law enforcement.

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While NFL concussions are down, parents continue to debate football safety

As families across America prepare to watch the Super Bowl, the safety of the game remains hotly debated in households across the country.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, in her own words

From her desire to launch a career in music and acting to her grief over the loss of her mother, singer Whitney Houston, the 21-year-old shares much with her followers.

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Dozens of stranded sea lion pups rescued

SeaWorld rescue teams have taken in more than 50 baby sea lions stranded on San Diego shores in desperate need of help. Since Jan. 1, crews have been rescuing several pups at a time between the shores of Camp Pendleton and Mexico.

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How many iPhones did Apple sell?

If Wall Street's predictions are more accurate than the weatherman's blizzard forecasts, then Apple sold an insane number of iPhones last quarter. That means the company might post the biggest profit in U.S. corporate history.

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How to catch a glimpse of asteroid flyby

You might be able to see it with strong binoculars or backyard telescopes

A treat is in store for sky watchers Monday, as a large asteroid will fly close to Earth. "Close," of course, is relative. The asteroid, called 2004 BL86 will come about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Earth, or about three times as far away as the moon at 11:19 a.m. ET, according to NASA.

Paris' lawsuit against Fox News an empty threat

Experts on both sides of the Atlantic say that Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo's threat to take Fox News to court is largely empty.

Michael Moore explains snipers are 'cowards' tweet

Shortly after his tweet proclaiming "snipers aren't heroes" netted a barrage of criticism, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore tried to explain where that sentiment came from -- his war veteran father.

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Several Disneyland employees diagnosed with measles

A spokeswoman for the Orange County Health Care Agency has confirmed that "several" Disneyland employees have been diagnosed with measles.

Brain scans could help doctors better predict your behavior

Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.

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Robo-wings: Military drones that mimic hawks and insects

Picking through the rubble of war-damaged buildings in combat zones, looking for enemies, survivors, booby traps or worse is one of the most dangerous jobs in the military.

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Why Facebook parenting can backfire

Just about every day on Facebook, I see posts by parents asking for advice related to their children. Granted many of my friends are parents, but I imagine you see similar posts when you log on as well.

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