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Free Slurpees! 7-Eleven celebrates 7/11

7-Eleven is celebrating its namesake corporate holiday on July 11, otherwise known as 7/11, with a raft of free food.

Forgotten vials of smallpox virus found

You never know what you're going to find in an unused storage room. Employees at the National Institutes of Health, for example, recently discovered some old vials of variola.

Authorities: Man kills his 4 children and 2 adults in Texas shooting

A man shot and killed his four children and the two adults who were looking after them, Texas authorities said late Wednesday. A seventh person, a 15-year-old girl, was critically wounded and taken to a local hospital.

Stevie Nicks joins 'The Voice'

(CNN) -- Adam Levine has pulled a musical coup on "The Voice." The Maroon 5 frontman has proudly welcomed legend Stevie Nicks to his "team" on the NBC singing reality competition.

TX - Catholic Charities Lines Up Foster Families for Immigrant Kids

DALLAS (KDAF) -- Now that 2,000 kids are heading to DFW from south Texas, Catholic Charities of Fort Worth is starting to line up foster families.

Citigroup faces $7 billion mortgage reckoning

  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Citigroup looks like it's next to face a reckoning for the mortgage crisis.

12 wacky smartphone cases

CNN) -- Not so long ago, a cellphone used to look like a cellphone. But these days, it's not unheard of to see someone talking on a rabbit pressed to his or her ear.

2014 Emmy nominations: What to watch for

  (CNN) -- "Breaking Bad," it's time for your curtain call.

St. Louis woman watches TV, learns home was used as torture chamber

St. Louis, MO (KMOV) -- It sounds like a made-for-TV movie, but instead it's a real life nightmare for one St. Louis woman. It's a typical North County ranch house on a tree-lined street.