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Source: Boehner offers to extend debt limit for a year

House Speaker John Boehner has offered to extend the debt limit for a year as part of a deficit-reduction deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, a source familiar with the talks told CNN on Sunday.

Refunds from credit card issuers on the way

Attention Discover, American Express and Capital One credit card customers: Don't be surprised if you see a credit show up on your monthly statement soon.

Two officers shot, killed outside Kansas grocery store

-- Two Kansas police officers responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle were fatally shot in the head outside a grocery store Sunday night.

Connecticut teachers were heroes in the face of death

Facing down a gunman, placing yourself in the path of flying bullets, forfeiting your life to protect innocents.

Concern over generic painkillers mounts

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy recently sent an alert to law enforcement, particularly along the Canadian border, warning them that Canada had approved non-abuse resistant generic versions of oxycodone, the active ingred

Tearful parents in shock after school shooting

The sound of gunfire, confusion, a lockdown and then an evacuation.

Celebrating Chrismukkah: Shalom stockings and Hanukkah bushes

Rebecca and Roni Kopelman have been celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah since they got together in 2006, building the foundations of an interfaith household.

Shooter reported dead at Connecticut elementary school

At least 26 people died Friday in a school shooting in Newtown Connecticut, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.

Michigan cousins go after crayfish, hook a mastodon

An 11-year-old from Michigan said he is going to really wow his schoolmates Friday with the "coolest" show-and-tell item anyone's ever brought to the sixth grade.

John McAfee says he faked heart attack to avoid deportation to Belize

American technology pioneer John McAfee said he faked a heart attack while detained in Guatemala to buy time for his attorney to file a series of appeals that ultimately prevented his deportation to Belize, hastening the government's decisi