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Doctors in Afghanistan didn't die in vain

Frida Ghitis says, as violence claims three U.S. doctors, the temptation is to despair, but aid to Afghanistan has made it a much better place

'Guns everywhere' law packs dangers

Norcross, Georgia, Chief of Police Warren Summers says the new state law that allows guns in bars, churches and schools will have unintended consequences that don't make anybody safe.

10 things you're wasting money on

Financial guru Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze reveal their list of 10 things Americans waste money on.

Kim Jong Un's secretive childhood

CNN's Elise Labott reports on the new baby pictures of Kim Jong Un released by North Korean state media.

Calls incident 'a bizarre scenario'

The prime minister says he needs to consider the feelings of family members who "aren't ready to accept" the plane's loss without hard evidence.

Report out next week, PM tells CNN

Facing anger from families of passengers, the prime minister told CNN the preliminary report on the plane's disappearance will be released.

PM: Radar of MH370 didn't alarm

In a CNN Exclusive, the Malaysian Prime Minister is asked how his country responded the night Flight 370 disappeared.

What if the plane is never found?

More than a month and a half into the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the murmurs are growing louder. What if the plane is never found?

Inside a black box lab

CNN's Michael Holmes meets the experts that could possibly decode the data from MH370's black box if it's ever found.

Pastor's son says he visited heaven

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with pastor Todd Burpo, who is portrayed in the new movie "Heaven is for Real."

Rocket launches then LANDS!

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket launched in McGregor, Texas. It reached about 820 feet high.

Waitress trying to bury customer

A former waitress is paying it forward by raising money to make sure a former customer gets a proper burial.

Whoa, baby! Newborn is 14.5 lbs

Carisa Ruscak tipped the scales at 14.5 pounds when she was born in Massachusetts.

'Bachelorette' contestant dies

Eric Hill, who was a contestant in the upcoming season of "The Bachelorette," died this week from injuries suffered in a paragliding accident.

Mom bites pit bull as it attacks girl

A mother in Texas bit off a pit bull's ear to stop it from attacking her daughter. KHOU reports.

This video will make your heart stop

Veteran BASE jumpers Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen break a world record by BASE jumping off the world's tallest building.

U.S. pediatrician killed in Afghanistan

Dr. Jerry Umanos had dedicated his life to treating children and training physicians. He was among five people targeted by an Afghan police guard.

Families curse police over ferry search

About two-thirds of the 476 passengers on the South Korean ferry that sank last week were students at a school taking part in a field trip.

Dutch scramble after Russian bombers

Separately, Britain's HMS Dragon is keeping an eye on a Russian ship's transit. Officials say both incidents are fairly routine.

Ukrainian forces kill 5 militants

Gunmen opened fire on a Ukrainian military unit in the Donetsk region overnight, Ukraine's Defense Ministry said Thursday.

Putin's fighters, missiles, warships

Though the days of the USSR are gone, Russia remains an economic and military superpower. Here's what you need to know.

Brazilian army occupies Rio slum

Soldiers in full combat gear move silently through a sprawling shantytown in northern Rio de Janeiro, pointing weapons down narrow alleys and poking through sacks of cement in search of drugs.

Meet the 21st-century bomb sniffers

Boston-based iRobot takes CNN inside its lab and onto the testing grounds to show us the future of robotic defense.

4th-graders accused of dealing pot

Legalized marijuana has found its way into playground commerce, leading to a group of Greeley, Colorado, fourth-graders being disciplined for selling and trading pot.

Rivers' kidnap joke gets no laughs

Comedian Joan Rivers made a controversial joke about the Cleveland kidnappings on NBC's "Today" show.

Ellsberg: He's a hero

Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service.

This train is about to hit him

An elderly man in the Czech Republic escaped with minor injuries after being hit by a speeding train.

40 people shot in Chicago over Easter

More than 40 people were shot last weekend in Chicago, with nine deaths. But the police chief says the city's homicide rate is still trending downward.

From the vault: 1964 World's Fair photos

While digging through a box that belonged to his father, Robert Ondrovic uncovered a collection of vintage photos that brought him back to the 1964 World's Fair.