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Former First Lady Barbara Bush hospitalized

 Former first lady Barbara Bush remained hospitalized on Wednesday in Houston for a "respiratory-related issue."

James Avery, star of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' dies at 68

Actor James Avery, who played the beloved Uncle Phil on the hit 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," died Tuesday, his publicist confirmed. He was 68.

'Big Bang Theory' star Kaley Cuoco weds

Her character on "The Big Bang Theory" could never discuss the rings of Saturn, but there's one ring actress Kaley Cuoco knows all about.

Blast, fire in Minneapolis apartment building; 13 hospitalized

An explosion and fire at an apartment complex in Minneapolis left 13 people hospitalized Wednesday. Six are in critical condition, Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel told CNN.

Governors make college bowl bet to help feed the hungry

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad have a lot riding on Wednesday's Outback Bowl between college football's University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Louisiana State University Tigers.

Openly gay youth now welcome in Boy Scouts of America

Starting Wednesday, openly gay youths will be allowed to join scouting. Boy Scouts of America made the decision in May to accept them into their ranks. The resolution took effect when the new year rang in.

Bishops ask for delay in contraception coverage mandate

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Real 'Wolf of Wall Street' says he will give film royalties to victims

The real "Wolf of Wall Street" says he's trying to give back, but he's got a long way to go.

Last Uyghur captives leave Guantanamo Bay

The United States has transferred the final three ethnic Chinese Uyghur captives from the Guantanamo Bay prison, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

Female WWII pilots to be honored with float in Rose Parade

As a young woman growing up just miles from O'Hare Airport outside of Chicago, Lorraine Rodgers was fascinated with aviation.