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Jada Smith defends daughter's controversial photo with shirtless man

A black-and-white photo of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's daughter and an older actor has sparked controversy, but Pinkett Smith says the critics have it wrong.

MI woman with Down syndrome earns college degree, despite adversity

After more than a decade of trying, a Michigan woman has finally earned her college degree

Navy develops e-reader called 'NeRD'

For cybersecurity reasons, sailors on U.S. Navy vessels can't always use smartphones and tablets. And in the cramped quarters of a submarine, there's little room for shelves full of books.

Gamers want gay equality in new Nintendo game

An upcoming game for Nintendo's handheld devices will let players enter a virtual world in which they make friends, flirt and can even get married and have kids.

Benham brothers lose HGTV show after 'anti-gay' remarks

Twin brothers David and Jason Benham have lost their opportunity to host their own HGTV show.

OR mom calls for review of Portland PD after arrest of 9-year-old

The mother of a 9-year old girl who was arrested, handcuffed and put into adult jail in 2013 talked about the incident in front of a Portland panel. Latoya Harris says she'll never get that image out of her head.

Will pot get people to vote in midterm elections?

Political operatives are pushing pot legalization in several states this year in the hopes of sparking high turnout in this fall's midterm elections, and are looking ahead to 2016 as well.

Drone crashes into St. Louis skyscraper

A drone crashed into the metropolitan square building in downtown St. Louis, Missouri earlier this week. Police are now searching for its owner.

90-year-old WWII vet will graduate from OH college

A World War II veteran is just days away from getting a degree that's been 70 years in the making. Walter Bunker began his studies decades ago but only recently completed the requirements for his degree.

Texas police shoot 93-year-old woman

Texas Rangers are investigating why police in a small central Texas town fatally shot a 93-year-old woman at her home.