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Gas prices slide, but the decline won't last, survey says

Gas prices have fallen nearly 12 cents over the last two weeks, continuing a "price crash," the publisher of a new survey said Sunday.

Obama is CNN's Most Intriguing Person of 2012

A year ago, President Barack Obama was under fire. Today, he is being feted.

Two firefighters shot, killed while battling New York blaze

At least two firefighters were shot and killed at the scene of a fire that engulfed multiple houses in upstate New York on Monday, police said.

A message from beyond: Peace in Newtown

Grace McDonnell would write messages for her mother in the bathroom window. On the first day without Grace, the bathroom fogged up and mom glanced at the window. And right there was a message from beyond the grave.

SEAL commander's death in Afghanistan an apparent suicide, military says

The Navy is investigating the death in Afghanistan of one of its most senior SEAL officers as an apparent suicide, a U.S. military official tells CNN.

The apocalypse, by the numbers

1 in 10 - People around the world who believe the world might end in 2012, according to a May poll by Reuters. 3 - Different types of calendars used by the Mayans.

Behind the scenes: A breakdown of Boehner's miscalculation on Plan B

House Speaker John Boehner suffered a major political setback Thursday when he failed to garner enough votes to pass his back-up plan to a fiscal cliff deal, also known as "Plan B." But what happened?

Gun violence task force begins work amid mourning in Connecticut

Much of the nation was set to mark the passage of a week since last Friday, when a young Connecticut man fatally shot 27 people -- 20 of them children -- and then turned a gun on himself in a rampage that has breathed new life into the gun-cont

Blizzard whacking the Midwest expected to lose strength

A major blizzard that has hammered the Midwest, prompting road closures, school cancellations and power outages, is expected to weaken Friday.

Shattering sunroofs prompt Hyundai recall

Shattering sunroofs have prompted Hyundai to issue a recall. Hyundai is recalling close to 14,000 2012 Veloster Coupes because their panoramic sunroofs can shatter and rain glass onto the driver and passengers.