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Scientists hope to send first humans to Mars on sleeper spaceship

  Six astronauts lie motionless in a row of compartments with medical monitoring cables connected to their bodies, as their space ship cuts through the silent blackness that separates Earth from Mars.

Man confronts OKC panhandler after seeing her in new car

''You ask for money in the middle of the street and you`re driving a 2013 car.' This is video is making rounds online, a man approaching a grandmother in a new car. He is angry because she was begging for money.

Paying for college with plastic costs more than you think

Paying for college with a credit card costs more than you think.

Drug cops converge on Georgia man's property after spotting ... okra

The grower was alarmed when the police helicopter swooped low over his property. Soon, Bartow County, Georgia, deputies -- "strapped to the gills" and with a drug dog in tow -- converged on his doorstep.

What's next in the fight for same-sex marriage?

Never has the Supreme Court said so much when saying so little. When the justices refused to rule on gay marriage, it cleared the way for it to become legal in five more states -- Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Obama calling for new airport Ebola screening protocols

The President is calling for new protocols to help stop the spread of Ebola. He wants additional passenger screening, both in Africa and here in the US.

Emory University swastika incident upsets Jewish community

Dekalb County, GA (WGCL) -- Emory University police are trying to figure out who spray-painted swastikas on the columns of a fraternity house over the weekend, upsetting members of the historically Jewish fraternity.

Spain has outbreak's 1st known case of contracting Ebola outside of Africa

A nurse's assistant in Spain is the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa in the current outbreak. Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato announced Monday that a test confirmed the assistant has the virus.

NBA renews television deals with ESPN, TNT

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The NBA just scored a $24 billion slam dunk.

Supreme Court keeping out of same-sex marriage debate, for now

The Supreme Court announced Monday it is staying out of the same-sex marriage debate -- at least for now -- rejecting requests from five states to immediately review their bans that prohibit gay and lesbian couples from civil wedlock.