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MO: students keep Westboro protesters out, by forming human wall

When 14 members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church showed up at the University of Missouri Saturday to protest the presence of openly gay football player Michael Sam at an NCAA basketball game against Tennessee, they were in for a bit of a

3-year-old in AZ becomes youngest member of high IQ society

 Three-year-old Alexis Martin is currently the youngest person in Arizona's chapter of Mensa. Mensa is the international club with one criterion, an IQ in the top two percent of the world.

Texas woman teaches piano for 81 years

With ease and grace Ruth Pignotti plays through Bach's chromatic fantasy and fugue. She’s played the piano for nearly nine decades, and she's not stopping any time soon.

S.C. woman jailed for not returning 2005 video rental

Kayla Michelle Finley may be wishing that services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime had been around a little earlier. The South Carolina woman spent a night in jail last week for failing to return a video she rented -- in 2005.

Food stamp use among military members rises again

More soldiers used food stamps to buy milk, cheese, meat and bread at military grocers last year.

Woman accused in Craigslist slaying tells newspaper: I've killed lots of others

A Pennsylvania woman charged in the November slaying of a man she and her husband met through Craigslist has told a newspaper that she killed many more victims, and authorities told CNN Sunday they are investigating the woman's shocking cla

Florida loud music trial: After convictions, both sides not giving up

After all the comparisons to George Zimmerman, Michael Dunn's fate turned out very differently.

Gun sales are plunging in 2014

Sales of guns and ammo are losing steam after a frenzied run-up sparked by fears of greater restrictions in the wake of the Newtown shooting and other massacres.

Chicago man loses 200 pounds after quiting smoking, drinking

Mario Colao jolted out of bed at 3 in the morning. He was covered in sweat, his left arm was completely numb and his heart was pounding violently. He started crying because he was terrified of what was happening to him.

When will Google Glass become commonplace in the classroom?

When high schoolers tour the world's largest nuclear research facility from their desks, or teachers have a chance to see the classroom through students' eyes, that's the power of Google Glass.