Grieving parents hit with $200,000 in student loans

Lisa and Darnelle Mason

Courtesy Mason Family

When his 27-year old daughter Lisa died suddenly of liver failure five years ago, Steve Mason was as devastated as any father would be.

Gaza says children dead after camp hit

Mother of Palestinian boy reacts to his death, Gaza City

Mohammed Salem/Reuters

At a refugee camp near the beach in Gaza, parents took their children out to play. It's Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim holiday that marks the end of the holy month of…

2 charged in fatal Philly carjacking

highway patrol police car cop

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Philadelphia police said Monday they've apprehended two suspects in a Friday carjacking that left three children dead and their mother in critical condition.

Report: Judge OKs $2 billion sale of Clippers

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

A California probate judge ruled Monday in favor of Shelly Sterling, saying the estranged wife of Donald Sterling can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former…

Judge: Clippers sale can go forward

A deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for an NBA record price can move forward, a California probate judge ruled Monday.

Judge Michael Levanas tentatively…

Syria: Militants put victims' heads on poles

Syria air raid

REUTERS/Molhem Barakat

In some of the most gruesome images yet to emerge from the latest mass violence in Syria, videos show militants raising their victims' severed heads on poles.

Man allegedly sent 500 'white powder' letters

USPS sign, US Postal Service

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

For nearly six years, hundreds of letters, most containing a suspicious white powder, were sent through the mail, addressed to President Barack Obama, members…

Two charged in fatal Philly carjacking

Philadelphia police said Monday they've apprehended two suspects in a Friday carjacking that left three children dead and their mother in critical condition.…

Congress reaches tentative VA reform deal

Phoenix VA Medical Center

CNN

Calling it a "cost of war," Republican and Democratic leaders announced a $17 billion compromise bill Monday that would get veterans to a doctor more quickly,…

Officials sued in Kendrick Johnson's death

The family of Kendrick Johnson filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school officials claiming their lack of action led to his death at the hands of another…

Kemar Bailey-Cole wins 100m gold

Usain Bolt's training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole proved a golden substitute for the six-time Olympic champion by winning the Commonwealth Games 100m title…

CNN's Wolf Blitzer goes into a Hamas tunnel

The opening was so small that CNN's Wolf Blitzer -- no physical giant -- had to bend down to climb inside one of 30 or so Palestinian tunnels from Gaza to…

Suspected sex offender killed during arrest

Charles Mozdir

CNN

A suspected sex offender recently featured on CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh died in a shootout with officers in New York Monday.

A New York police detective…

Louis: What Christie can teach Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo went into hiding last week, canceling appearances and perhaps hoping that a blast of sharply negative press coverage -- triggered…

Analysis: How Gaza cease-fire never happened

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looked weary and despondent at his much-delayed Cairo news conference Friday evening. Five days of shuttling through the…

URGENT - The Hunt Suspect Appearance

(CNN) -- Charles Mozdir, the suspected sex offender recently featured on CNN's "The Hunt" who was killed in a shootout with police in New York Monday, "had…

Reporter's notebook: War's part of daily life

On Monday morning, the sirens went off in Ashkelon, warning of an incoming rocket from Gaza. I was asleep and in that foggy state of mind made the mental…

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--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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