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After 5 years held by Afghan militants, what's next for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl?

No one here knew exactly where he was or what he was going through, but this tiny city in Idaho never forgot about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Hurricane forecasters: El Niño could mean fewer storms in Atlantic

How will El Niño affect hurricane season? It depends on the ocean, forecasters say.

How to take spectacular wildlife photos (without getting eaten)

Camping in the freezing snow at an altitude of 6,000 feet. Trekking through the jungle with an armed guard. Sitting on a boat in crocodile-infested waters. Craig Smith sure has done a lot to take a good picture.

Things you shouldn't say in a wedding toast

When Bill Murray delivered an impromptu toast to a rowdy bachelor party in Charleston, South Carolina, last weekend, he gave poignant and charming advice for everyone but the groom.

9 of the world's most controversial foods

Exotic food is part of the global travel experience.

How to really travel across the U.S.

For those on a quest to visit all 50 United States, each one is like a jagged piece of a very large jigsaw puzzle.

Why you should wait till the last minute to get Beyoncé tickets

Want to go to a big concert and don't have tickets? This summer, waiting till the last minute just might pay off.

Why brides are now crowdsourcing wedding photos

When Erin and Doug Halka began planning their wedding, they also looked for ways their guests could share photos of their ceremony and reception.

How today's TV compares with the 1960s

The history of television is a history of insults. The idiot box, it's been called. The boob tube. "57 Channels (and Nothin' On)." "Kill your television" says the bumper sticker.

11 words adults have trouble spelling

While viewers and contestants of this year's National Spelling Bee will fixate on the fine points of spelling "tchotchke" or the etymology of "maculature" (it's French, from Latin), perhaps it would be a good time fo