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15 best road trip songs

Once in while, the CNN Travel braintrust blows it -- make that all the time if you happen to be @cnnalwaysblowsit47. Such was the case last year when we published our updated list of the greatest travel songs ever recorded.

5 ways pets benefit your health

The benefits of having a pet extend well beyond companionship, and sometimes our furry friends don't receive the credit that's due.

4 surprising benefits of eating vegetables

(CNN) -- You've seen Meatless Mondays, vegan restaurants and green drinks become all the rage. You know that vegetables can help you lose weight and fend off chronic diseases.

Ohio police say story of Bible stopping bullet is myth

The story of a biblical miracle that saved a man's life from blazing bullets has turned out to be a myth, police in Ohio said.

U.S. State Department finds 4 worst countries for human trafficking

After several years of what it calls broken promises, the U.S. government has singled out Thailand, Malaysia, The Gambia and Venezuela for taking insufficient action against human trafficking.

TN Man dying from gunshot drives away so his kids won’t see him pass away

(WREG) -- MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man turns his life around, only to be violently murdered just feet from his Southeast Memphis home.

GE Capital to refund $225 million to customers

In its latest crackdown on deceptive and illegal credit card practices, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering GE Capital Retail Bank to pay $225 million in refunds to customers.

Man takes MN police on high speed chase through golf course

People hitting the links at a golf course in Minnesota got a huge surprise on Tuesday, when a fugitive in a pickup truck came barreling down the fairway with several cop cars in hot pursuit.

CIA says it considered giving Afghan children Osama bin Laden doll

The CIA has revealed it once considered creating and using a very different type of weapon in the fight against terrorism: a doll. An Osama bin Laden action figure with an evil-looking face.

Connecticut men steal over 7,000 pennies from family member

Middletown, CT (WFSB) -- Two Middletown men carried more than 7,000 pennies into a grocery store to be cashed in, but they are accused of stealing most of those pennies from a family member.