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Schemes help foreign moms have babies in U.S.

Federal agents on Tuesday raided more than three dozen "maternity hotels" in Southern California, where foreign women give birth allegedly for the sole purpose of having a baby with U.S. citizenship. FULL STORY

'Birth tourism' business booming in U.S.

Chinese companies luring women to America to give birth and then demand citizenship. Kyung Lah reports.

FDA: Scope linked to superbug not approved

CNN has learned that the manufacturer of the endoscope involved in two superbug deaths at UCLA never obtained permission to sell the device, according to an official at the Food and Drug Administration.

100s of skeletons found in Paris

Workers digging underneath a Paris supermarket have made an unsettling discovery: as many as 200 skeletons.

Microsoft co-founder finds long-lost battleship

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says has he has found the wreck of a long-lost World War 2 Japanese battleship near the Philippines.

New recording of 'Jihadi John'?

An audio recording has been released believed to feature the man identified as "Jihadi John" before he joined ISIS. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Netanyahu-Obama: Gloves off

The White House has long thought the Israeli Prime Minister was in cahoots with Obama's foreign policy foes. And Tuesday's speech before Congress may be the smoking gun, one expert says. FULL STORY

Aussies moved to death row

Two Australians held by Indonesian authorities for nearly a decade appear to be just days away from execution by firing squad.

Snowden ready to go home?

Edward Snowden's lawyer says he is ready to come home to the United States.

State court defies federal ruling

The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered probate judges in the state to stop issuing licenses for same-sex marriages.

Rapist on victim: 'Just be silent'

The father of a New Delhi gang rape victim, whose shocking attack on a public bus provoked outrage around the world, is calling for the immediate execution of the convicted rapists after one of them blamed the dead woman and told documentary filmmakers that "she should just be silent and allow the rape."

McConnell: Fast-track Iran bill

A bill that would give the Senate sign-off on an international agreement with Iran over its nuclear program will be on the Senate floor next week, despite objections from Democrats who want to wait for an agreement to be reached with Iran before passing the legislation.

Parents arrested for not vaccinating children

Police have arrested more than 500 parents in and around the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar for not allowing their children to get the polio vaccine, an official said Tuesday.

Petraeus pleads guilty to classified info charges

Gen. David Petraeus is expected to plead guilty to federal charges under a proposed agreement to settle a Justice Department investigation into whether he provided the classified information to his biographer and mistress, according a U.S. official briefed on the proposed deal.

$4M in gold stolen from truck in N.C.

An armored truck carrying several million dollars worth of gold was robbed while it was stranded on Interstate 95 in Wilson County, North Carolina.

Cruel meme of 2-year-old goes viral

A picture of a 2-year-old went viral online in a cruel way. The young girl's family is upset. CNN affiliate WCBD reports.

Boehner relents; DHS funded

The Department of Homeland Security won't run out of money anytime soon.

Engineer of train that crashed into truck dies

The engineer at the helm of a commuter train that crashed into a pickup truck and derailed last week in Oxnard, California, has died from his injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

The 'rock stars' whose names you don't know

Lake Waban on the southern edge of Wellesley College is best known for its shoreline trails offering a scenic reprieve from campus life.

Graham: Sorry for Pelosi 'surgeries' comment

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is apologizing for commenting on Nancy Pelosi's "surgeries" as he critiqued her reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday.

Is Maggie Smith leaving 'Downton Abbey'?

She's leaving. She's not leaving. Which is it?

Is this the best senior class prank ever?

A high school student organized a prank where the principal held a bucket as students dropped thank you notes inside. KWCH has the story.

Twins turn heads: One is white, the other black

Here's a pair of twins no one will have trouble telling apart: One is white, and one is black.

Kim Jong Un orders preparations for U.S. war

CNN's Brian Todd reports on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordering his country to prepare for war with the U.S.

As beautiful as Hawaii -- but not as commercialized

The island nation of Vanuatu has all the trappings of paradise, without the luxury hotels and resorts (for now). Bill Weir caught up with guide and photojournalist, Jimmy Nelson, to look back at their extraordinary experiences on these extraordinary islands.