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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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Gospel music legend Andrae Crouch dies

Andrae Edward Crouch, a seven-time Grammy winner and gospel music legend, died Thursday at a Los Angeles-area hospital, following complications from a Jan. 3 heart attack, said a family statement on the singer’s Facebook page.

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ISIS repeats a threat; NYPD, other law enforcement on high alert

ISIS spokesman seen on video calling for followers to "rise up"

New York City Police Department officials and other law enforcement personnel across the United States were alerted to a new threat from ISIS after the terror group released a video message Saturday calling for its followers to "rise up."

Opinion: To start the year right have 'the talk' with your aging parents

You need look no further than the glut of beautiful, young and immortal vampires and permanently incapacitated zombies overpopulating our culture to see that America has issues when it comes to aging.

Twitter blames Murdoch for all Christian ills

If Muslims "must be held responsible" for last week's terror attacks in France, as media mogul Rupert Murdoch has said, does that make all Christians responsible for evil perpetuated by a small minority?

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Five things we learned from the Golden Globes

The 2015 Golden Globes stood up for free speech -- in more ways than one.

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Golden Globes hotel has a dramatic past

Pink-painted elephants, bathing suit beauties and Richard Nixon? It's the sort of combination you can find only in Hollywood.

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Obama wants community college to be free

Free education "for those willing to work for it."

Free education "for those willing to work for it."

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Put that iPhone down! And 14 other digital resolutions for 2015

I am one of "those" people who loves the new year, makes resolutions and normally fails to keep up with most of them by the end of January. But there is one I might actually be able to stick to this year.

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Rape allegations vex Bill Cosby's second Canadian show

Group of protestors showed up outside the venue

In a rare reference to the sexual assault allegations against him, Bill Cosby told a woman attending his comedy show that, "you have to be careful about drinking around me."

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Becoming MLK.: 'Selma' star David Oyelowo on his incredible transformation

Lisa Respers France

The man who stars as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma" seems as divinely appointed to the role as the leader he portrays was to the civil rights movement.

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Alcohol poisoning kills 6 people a day

Binge drinking can cause alcohol poisoning

By the end of today, an average of six people will have died from alcohol poisoning, and it's a "surprising group" that's dying more than any other, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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'Breathe Easy' T-shirts stir controversy

By Laura Ly CNN News Wire

Eric Garner's final words have become a rallying call for protesters across the country.

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We may be able to reverse signs of early Alzheimer's disease

The woman at the department store bounded toward Julie Gee.

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LAPD investigating Cosby sexual assault claim

At least 21 women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct

Los Angeles police are investigating a sexual assault claim against Bill Cosby, a police spokeswoman said Friday.

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Hundreds fight fire at Los Angeles construction site

Crews respond to a second fire in a smaller apartment building about eight blocks away

Los Angeles firefighters spent Monday morning battling two fires, both in apartment buildings: one under construction, the other under renovation, fire officials said.

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