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    Nebraska lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

    (CNN) — The Nebraska legislature has passed a bill to repeal the state’s death penalty and replace it with life without parole. The measure, which passed Wednesday on a 32-15 vote, faces a promised veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts. “No one has traveled the state more than I have in the past 18 months, and everywhere I go there is overwhelming support for keeping the death penalty in Nebraska,” Ricketts, a Republican, said ahead of the vote. “I am reminding […]

  • Comedian Bill Cosby appears on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley on April 15, 2012.

    Janice Dickinson sues Cosby, 100 others

    (CNN) — In November, supermodel Janice Dickinson said in an interview that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982 after the two had dinner in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Cosby attorney Martin Singer immediately called Dickinson’s story “a lie” and said it contradicted her own autobiography and a 2002 interview she did with the New York Observer. Now Dickinson is suing Cosby for defamation, saying the comedian hurt her professionally and personally in denying her rape accusation and calling her a […]

  • This graphic from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows an airbag expanding, shooting shrapnel toward the driver.

    Airbag recall expands again; 34 million cars now affected

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Takata is nearly doubling the size of its already massive recall for faulty airbags, making it the largest auto recall in history. The company has already recalled airbags used in about 18 million vehicles for the problem. This move will bring that number up to about 34 million autos. That is nearly one out of every seven cars on U.S. roads today. The recall is one of the largest consumer product recalls ever. At least five […]

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    N. Korea claims ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons

    (CNN)–North Korea said Wednesday that it has the ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons, a key step in order to fit them atop missiles. “We have had the capability of miniaturizing nuclear warheads, as well as producing multiform weapons, for some time,” the North Korean military said in a statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency. “We can also guarantee the accuracy not only of short-to-mid-range but also long-range rocket launches, for which we have had the technology for […]

  • Pope Francis told tens of thousands of people gathered in front of the Vatican on Christmas morning, December 25, 2013, where he wants that peace to happen -- in Syria, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Holy Land.

    Pope’s ‘angel’ remark kicks up firestorm

    (CNN) — Just a few days after angering Israeli advocates by brokering a treaty with the “state of Palestine,” Pope Francis again came under fire for reportedly referring to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as an “angel of peace” during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican. It is unclear, though, whether Francis was praising Abbas’ angelic attributes or just urging him to forge a long-stalled agreement with the Israelis. Abbas visited the Vatican this weekend to witness the canonization of […]

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    Gov. Jindal exploring 2016 campaign

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Monday that he is taking a major step toward seeking the Republican presidential nomination by establishing a committee to formally explore a White House bid. The creation of an exploratory committee will allow Jindal to raise money to pay for activities such as political travel as he considers whether to join a crowded GOP presidential primary field. Jindal’s campaign launched a website promoting the Louisiana governor’s possible candidacy ahead of the official […]

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    Gov. Jindal, mulling 2016 run, faces troubles at home

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — They’re making their case in Washington, in the early states and even on foreign trips: The governors vying for the presidency in 2016 say that their party must nominate a candidate who has led a state. But for a handful of Republican governors eyeing the White House, their popularity at home is taking a hit. Poll numbers for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal have reached rock bottom as their states confront fiscal […]

  • [FILE] A stock photograph showing the side of an Amtrak passenger car sitting inside the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Amtrak disaster spurs debate over U.S. infrastructure

    (CNN) — President Barack Obama on Thursday called for greater federal spending on infrastructure in the wake of the deadly Amtrak crash that killed eight people. Obama’s comments, in which he also offered his condolences to the victim’s families, came amid scrutiny over whether enough was being done to ensure safety on the publically funded rail service. “Until we know for certain what caused this tragedy, I just want to reiterate what I have already said: That we are a […]

  • ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos has apologized for not disclosing $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation.

    Stephanopoulos donated $75k to Clinton Foundation; won’t moderate GOP debate

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — George Stephanopoulos, the chief anchor of ABC News, apologized on Thursday for not telling viewers or his bosses about $75,000 in recent donations to the Clinton Foundation. The revelations shocked many in the television news industry and prompted stern reactions from a number of prominent Republicans. Within hours, Stephanopoulos came out and said he would recuse himself from ABC’s planned Republican presidential primary debate, scheduled to take place next February. “I don’t want to be a […]

  • A U.S. military helicopter has gone missing near Charikot, Nepal while the aircraft was conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in support of the recent Nepal earthquakes, U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Sims told CNN Tuesday.

    Military sources report missing Marine Corps helicopter has been spotted in Nepal

    UPDATE (8:00 am Central Time) — The Marine Corps Times is reporting a U.S. military helicopter missing during an aid mission in Nepal has reportedly been spotted north of the capital. However, the Times reports it will take time to reach the site where it was discovered in the rugged Tamakoshi region north of the capital of Kathmandu. According to Pentagon officials, the Huey helicopter was carrying six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers when it disappeared Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman […]

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    Birth control must be covered, White House says

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–The White House issued new directives Monday, mandating that health insurance companies provide options for birth control without co-pays or other out-of-pocket expenses. The rules also apply to routine immunizations, breast cancer screenings, and mammograms, according to a new statement. The joint statement from the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury says that insurance companies “must cover without cost sharing at least one form of contraception in each of the methods that the FDA […]

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    NFL expected to hand down Brady punishment this week

    (CNN) — For months during the football season, Tom Brady and John Jastremski, the man in charge of preparing the footballs the star quarterback would throw in each game, didn’t communicate by phone. But in the first several days after the NFL began to investigate how the balls used by the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game lost so much air pressure, the two were in touch often. Attorney Ted Wells and his investigators, hired by the league, […]