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Crosby has hat trick as Pens up lead on Sens
Sidney Crosby had his second career playoff hat trick and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Spurs cruise past Grizzlies to take Game 1
Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and the San Antonio Spurs struck first in the Western Conference finals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83 on Sunday.
LeBron to Vogel: 'We're not just another team'
Heat star LeBron James took exception Sunday to Pacers coach Frank Vogel referring to Miami as "just the next team" standing between Indiana and a shot at an NBA title.
Cabrera hits 3 HRs, but Tigers lose in Texas
David Murphy put Texas ahead with a three-run home run, and the Rangers spoiled a three-homer game from Miguel Cabrera with an 11-8 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.
Greening's goal in 2 OT leads Sens by Pens
Colin Greening scored 7:39 into double overtime, and the Ottawa Senators rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins that cut their series deficit to 2-1 on Sunday night.
Zack Warden lands new backflip combination for BMX Big Air gold
Zack Warden lands new backflip combination for GoPro BMX Big Air gold at X Games Barcelona
Bae emerges at Nelson for 1st PGA Tour title
Sang-Moon Bae won the Bryon Nelson Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, beating Keegan Bradley by two strokes after blowing a four-stroke lead.
Serena, Nadal cruise to Italian Open titles
Serena Williams won her fourth consecutive title of the year in dominating fashion Sunday, beating third-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3 in the Italian Open final, while Rafael Nadal beat rival Roger Federer in the men's final by the identical score.
Manuel: Bills system easier to learn than FSU's
Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel said Sunday in a radio interview from the NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles that he is quickly picking up the team's offense, which he said is less complex than the system he used at Florida State.
Moore, Broncos put big blunder behind them
The Denver Broncos have moved on, even if their fans haven't.
Griner: Mulkey said keep quiet on sexuality
Former Baylor women's basketball star Brittney Griner says that Kim Mulkey, her college head coach, told players not to be open publically about their sexuality because it would hurt recruiting and look bad for the program.
Full 33-car field assured for Indianapolis 500
British driver Katherine Legge has become the 33rd driver to qualify for next week's Indianapolis 500, assuring race organizers of a full field.
Rangers place Kinsler on DL, bring up Profar
The Texas Rangers have placed second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 15-day disabled list and have called up top prospect Jurickson Profar.
Bruins roll past Rangers for 2-0 series lead
Johnny Boychuk broke a tie midway through the second period, and the Boston Bruins scored two goals in the third to beat the New York Rangers 5-2 on Sunday and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
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Use your money to buy happier time
Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton write that people pass up opportunities to spend their money to avoid disagreeable tasks
What happened to Obama's promise?
Julian Zelizer says that Obama, like many before him, chose to work within the system to get things done rather than lead transformative change.
What Jolie forgot to mention
I first saw the headline early Tuesday on Real Clear Politics, a political news site where I generally start my morning. It's not where I expect to see a story on breast cancer.
'So I took her phone and tossed it'
'So I took her phone and tossed it'
Students scarred by war get degrees
Mireille Kibibi's march to the graduation stage at Berry College was tough -- laden with the burdens of war.
Crying Beckham says bye
With tears streaming down his face, David Beckham said his final farewell as a professional footballer Saturday.
'Crazy ants' invade southeastern U.S.
Beware the "crazy ants."
NBA star stuns Miami teen at prom
Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade surprises a Florida teen who asked him to her prom via YouTube.
'SNL' pokes fun at Obama, IRS
"Saturday Night Live" pressed the hot topic issues from this controversial week for President Obama and the IRS.
Actor describes waxing his privates
Actor Justin Bartha describes an intimate waxing experience he had while filming his latest movie about former club CBGB.
This fast food is surprise hit in Libya
Anthony Bourdain discovers an American-style fast-food restaurant that opened in Libya after the revolution.
Photos: Mistresses who steam up TV
Travel photos you wish you'd taken
Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image. Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at CNN iReport!
Severe weather predicted for Midwest and Plains
Tornadoes. Large hail. Heavy rain. It happened yesterday and it's possible again today for Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. FULL STORY
See damage left by tornadoes
After tornadoes rip through Oklahoma, the damage is assessed.
Iran claims it hanged CIA, Mossad spies
Two men who the Iranian government said worked as spies for Israel and the United States were hanged Sunday morning, according to Iranian state news outlet Press TV.
6.8 quake hits off coast of Chile
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake rattled the coast of southern Chile early Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Hero cop charged with rape
A former "top cop," who had the honor of sitting next to first lady Michelle Obama during a televised presidential speech four years ago, is facing rape allegations.
2 FBI agents die in training exercise
The FBI is mourning the deaths of two special agents killed Friday during a training exercise off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Travis' death photo upsets HLN 'jury'
Several HLN jurors cry, others turn away at the sight of a photograph of Travis Alexander's slashed throat.
Women of death row
Massive moon blast visible from Earth
A meteoroid struck the surface of the moon recently, causing an explosion that was visible on Earth without the aid of a telescope, NASA reported Friday. But don't be alarmed if you didn't see it; it only lasted about a second.
Moon blast equal to 5 tons of TNT
NASA reports a boulder sized meteoroid slammed the surface of the moon igniting a bright lunar explosion.
Trust your memory? Bad idea
You probably feel pretty attached to your memories -- they're yours after all. But one conversation with Elizabeth Loftus may shake your confidence about everything you think you remember.
'Cheers': Where are they now?
Bar fights ban on bra display
A Wisconsin bar has a unique collection of bras hanging on the ceiling but was recently forced to take them down.
Firefighter missing after condo blaze
A firefighter was trapped early Monday in a six-alarm blaze at a Dallas condominium complex, the city's fire department said.
N. Korea keeps firing stuff, but what?
North Korea on Monday fired a projectile into the sea off its east coast, the fifth in three days, South Korea said.
Hot air balloons collide in Turkey
One person was killed and at least 18 were injured when hot air balloons collided in mid-air in Turkey.
Damaged rail dings Conn. commuters
Telecommuting and carpooling are the recommended options for folks who would normally take the train between New Haven, Connecticut, and New York in the aftermath of a derailment that disrupted train service on one of the busiest tracks in the country.
Student shot by cop coming to her aid
Sunday's graduation ceremony at Hofstra University was a bittersweet affair marked by a moment of silence for a 21-year-old student killed by a police officer two days ago.
Student: Everyone loved her
CNN's Poppy Harlow has the latest on the Hofstra student that may have been mistakenly shot by police.
Winning Powerball ticket unclaimed
The million-dollar questions have been answered. What are the Powerball numbers, and have any winning tickets been sold?
Five things to know about the Dreamliner
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner has a few things to prove. Monday might be a good day to start.
Giant snails invade, threaten Florida
Giant African land snails pose a big threat to Florida. CNN's John Zarrella explains why.
A Bangladesh factory that obeys the rules
Set aside what you think you know about garment factories in Bangladesh.
Anderson Cooper punched on 'SNL'
CNN's Anderson Cooper made an appearance in a goodbye skit for Bill Hader on "Saturday Night Live."
Hear Canadian singer flub U.S. anthem
Canadian singer Alexis Normand botches a rendition of the U.S. national anthem prior to a Memorial Cup hockey game.
Customer tips waitress extra $446
CNN's Carl Azuz details how good service landed a waitress an extraordinary tip.
Distraction: Giggly baby's best friend
Check out these best friends having a great time together.
Actress studies hourlong orgasm
Heather's been studying the female empowerment, and she will honor your bodacious ta-tas.
Finally, a prom for the Class of '63
During the civil rights struggle, Birmingham canceled high school prom for many black teenagers. This weekend, the dance went on for the Class of 1963.
Hello, acid wash! Forever in jeans
May 20, 1873, is considered the birthday of blue jeans. Readers shared their best and worst moments in denim to mark the occasion.
Celebrities drop big bucks on new homes
Check out our favorite movie villains
Check out our favorite movie villains.
New show 'too white'?
HBO's 'Girls' is the latest TV show depicting life in New York City without one of its most crucial elements: diversity.
Zimmerman's body language
An expert in body language says George Zimmerman showed signs of anger in court in Florida.
Anderson battles on 'Jeopardy!'
CNN's Anderson Cooper reflects on the highs and lows of his past "Jeopardy" appearances and weighs his odds of winning.
Steinem on GOP and women
Activist and author Gloria Steinem analyzes the "war on women" and says extremists have taken over the Republican party.
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Say Hello to the 100 Trillion Bacteria That Make Up Your Microbiome
Medicine used to be obsessed with eradicating the tiny bugs that live within us. Now we’re beginning to understand all the ways they keep us healthy.
The Health Toll of Immigration
A growing body of mortality research on immigrants has shown that the longer they live in the United States, the worse their rates of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Op-Ed Columnist: Without Water, Revolution
The Syrian disaster is like a superstorm. It’s what happens when drought, a fast-growing population, a repressive and corrupt government, and sectarian and religious passions combine.
Boom in Luxury Towers Is Warping New York Real Estate Market
A tower being built on Park Avenue is part of Manhattan’s booming ultraluxury construction business, a trend that is warping the real-estate market and driving up overall costs.
Well: The Scientific 7-Minute Workout
In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on science.
For Gay Men, a Fear That Feels Familiar
One doctor is going to the front lines in the battle against a new strain of bacterial meningitis affecting New York’s gay community.
Opinion: Get a Life? No Thanks. Just Pass the Remote.
“Breaking Bad,” like classic literature, explores the mystery of the human heart.
In a Journey on a Crumbling Railway, a Picture of a Nation’s Troubles
A journey across Pakistan’s crumbling railway presents a picture of the country’s troubles: natural disasters and hardened insurgencies, abject poverty and feudal kleptocrats, and an economy near meltdown.
At I.R.S., Unprepared Office Seemed Unclear About the Rules
Alienated from the broader Internal Revenue Service culture and given little direction, specialists in a Cincinnati office struggled with the caseload of groups seeking tax exemptions.
36 Hours in Texas Hill Country
Just west of Austin you’ll find the Hill Country, an area home to Comfort and Welfare, the echoes of Willie and Waylon and the tension between rural and refined.
Op-Ed Columnist: I.R.S. Investigation Means More Taxing Times for Obama
Now comes the mess with the I.R.S. The president could use a little J.F.K., and a little Bulworth.
Prototype: At Ministry of Supply, Teamwork in Making High-Tech Apparel
Two groups of M.I.T. entrepreneurs were working on similar ideas for high-tech clothing. But instead of becoming rivals, they combined their efforts into a single, growing company.
Opinion: How to Be a ‘Woman Programmer’
There is always that moment when you are alone with the prejudice: the joke, the leer, the disregard, the fact that the moment you walk through the door you are seen as lesser.
Top 16-Year-Old Runner Has a Long To-Do List
Alana Hadley of Charlotte, N.C., the top 16-year-old long-distance runner in the country, practiced for her first marathon by running 110 miles a week for seven weeks.
Mountain of Petroleum Coke From Oil Sands Rises in Detroit
Refining Canada’s petroleum-soaked oil sands produces petroleum coke, and the question of what to do with it has found at least one answer in Detroit, where a large coke pile covers an entire city block.
Editorial: Climate Warnings, Growing Louder
Given new evidence on carbon pollution, President Obama should get moving on global warming.
Modern Love: Making a Hard Choice for a Soft Landing - Modern Love
If I had to change — and it was clear that something had to give — I wanted to become someone who could love and be loved, for the long haul.
Music Review: James Levine Returns to the Podium at Carnegie Hall
James Levine, who has defined the Metropolitan Opera for more than 40 years, returned Sunday after two years to lead the Met Orchestra at a packed Carnegie Hall.
Killing in Greenwich Village Looks Like Hate Crime, Police Say
A young man screamed antigay slurs at another man before killing him on Friday night in Greenwich Village.
Op-Ed Columnist: Loneliness and Suicide
Is there a link between suicide and weakened social ties?
News Analysis: Should America Bag the Plastic Bag?
Some cities have done away with the plastic shopping bag, but much of America seems more addicted than ever.
Economic View: For Stock-Picking Advice, Don’t Ask an Economist
Economists have studied the stock market extensively, but that does not necessarily make them good stock pickers.
Op-Ed Columnist: Show Us Your Woe
From “American Idol” to American politics, it’s all about the suffering. And it’s exhausting.
Opinionator | The Great Divide: The 1 Percent Are Only Half the Problem
Two types of inequality demand our attention. Liberals and conservatives have to open their ears.
Rajat Gupta’s Lust for Zeros
Why the difference between a personal fortune of $100 million and $1 billion meant the world to the former McKinsey director.
Exposés of China’s Elite a Big Lure in Hong Kong
Visitors from mainland China turn to Hong Kong bookstores for forbidden delights: shelves of scandal-packed exposés about their Communist Party masters.
BlackRock, a Shareholding Giant, Is Quietly Stirring
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is far from being an activist investor, but it is starting to ask more questions about companies in which it has stakes.
Cultured Traveler: Driving the Juke Joint Trail
Once too numerous to count, many juke joints have slipped away. So what remains? A pilgrimage through the South reveals the music and magic keeping this culture alive.
The Luxe Life in ‘Gatsby,’ ‘Bling Ring’ and Other Films
Characters in “The Great Gatsby,” “Spring Breakers,” “Pain & Gain” and “The Bling Ring” share a craving for the finer things.
Op-Ed Guest Columnist: Beware Social Nostalgia
In looking back at the past, we need to remove the rose-colored glasses.
Critic’s Notebook: Coen Brothers’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Is Popular at Cannes
The Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis,” which follows a New York folk musician, injected some levity into the Cannes Film Festival.
Slave Cabin to Get Museum Home in Washington
The Smithsonian is dismantling a cabin, plank by plank, and moving it to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
Why Basketball Won’t Leave Phil Jackson Alone
There is no such thing as life after basketball for the 13-time N.B.A. champion. Life is basketball.
An Interview With January Jones of ‘Mad Men’
Viewers tend to ascribe to January Jones the chilly detachment and questionable judgment that define her character on “Mad Men.” And she seems in no hurry to set them straight.
Opinion: Disease and the Public Eye
I had never heard of dystonia — until my doctors told me I had it.
Backdrop: There’s a Method to My Desk’s Madness
Even the most bland work area reflects the personality of its inhabitant. Here is the first of an occasional look at how successful people make use of their office space.
Personal Journeys: A Case for Getting Far, Far Away
An obsession with the least-visited National Park Service property in the country animates an argument for vanishing.
Liberace’s Tale, From Michael Douglas and Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh’s HBO film “Behind the Candelabra” explores the relationship of the ostentatious pianist Liberace, played by Michael Douglas, and his lover Scott Thorson (Matt Damon).
Op-Ed Contributor: Inequality and the Modern Culture of Celebrity
A super-class thrives as ordinary dreams die.
Kenneth N. Waltz, Who Helped Shape International Relations as a Discipline, Dies at 88
Mr. Waltz, who was a senior research scholar at Columbia, was a pre-eminent thinker who was known for his contrarian, debate-provoking ideas.
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Anthrax drug brings $334 million to Pentagon advisor's biotech firm (David Willman/Los Angeles Times)
David Willman / Los Angeles Times:
Anthrax drug brings $334 million to Pentagon advisor's biotech firm … REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON — Over the last decade, former Navy Secretary Richard J. Danzig, a prominent lawyer, presidential advisor and biowarfare consultant to the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security …
Prepared text for President Obama's speech at Morehouse (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Prepared text for President Obama's speech at Morehouse — Hello, Morehouse! Thank you Dr. Wilson, the Board of Trustees; Congressman Cedric Richmond and Sanford Bishop - both proud alumni of this school; Congressman Hank Johnson and the great John Lewis; Mayor Reed, and all the members of the Morehouse family.
How Much Are Obama's Scandals Hurting Him? (John Hinderaker/Power Line)
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
How Much Are Obama's Scandals Hurting Him? — Is Obama being hurt by the scandals that have engulfed his administration? That sounds like a silly question: of course the scandals have damaged his image, thrown his administration off message, weakened his ability to get anything through Congress.
Eric Holder's liberation (Josh Gerstein/Politico)
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Eric Holder's liberation — Last February, Attorney General Eric Holder was so worn out from a House committee's four-hour grilling over the Fast and Furious fiasco that he couldn't get up from the witness table. Amid the post-hearing commotion, a couple of aides swooped in …
AP CEO calls records seizure 'unconstitutional' (Associated Press)
AP CEO calls records seizure ‘unconstitutional’ — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press' president and chief executive says the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records has already had a chilling effect on newsgathering, a week after the subpoenas were revealed publicly.
Republicans use IRS scandal to tar Obamacare (Jake Miller/CBS News)
Jake Miller / CBS News:
Republicans use IRS scandal to tar Obamacare — PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO — Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., linked the ongoing targeting scandal at the IRS with Obamacare in the weekly Republican address on Saturday, warning that the troubled agency has too much control over the rules and regulations governing the implementation of the law.
A rare peek into a Justice Department leak probe (Ann E. Marimow/Washington Post)
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:
A rare peek into a Justice Department leak probe — When the Justice Department began investigating possible leaks of classified information about North Korea in 2009, investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material.
Justice Department Spied on Fox News Reporter (Taegan Goddard's Political Wire)
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Justice Department Spied on Fox News Reporter — “When the Justice Department began investigating possible leaks of classified information about North Korea in 2009, investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material,” the Washington Post reports.
Islamic Jihad Urges Muslim Confrontation with Israeli Aggressions (Fars News Agency)
Fars News Agency:
Islamic Jihad Urges Muslim Confrontation with Israeli Aggressions — TEHRAN (FNA)- Representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement to Tehran Nasser Abusharif strongly condemned the recent Israeli air raid on Syria, and called on all Islamic states to confront the Zionist regime's aggressive moves …
A Right-Wing Mole at ABC News (Peter Hart/FAIR)
Peter Hart / FAIR:
A Right-Wing Mole at ABC News — Jonathan Karl and the success of the conservative media movement — Conservatives don't just complain loudly, endlessly and inaccurately about liberal media bias. They also train right-leaning journalists to make their way into the supposedly hostile terrain of Beltway media.
Harvard students erupt at scholar's claim in thesis (Meghan E. Irons/The Boston Globe)
Meghan E. Irons / The Boston Globe:
Harvard students erupt at scholar's claim in thesis — Thesis asserted Latino immigrants have lower IQs — Harvard students, outraged over a doctoral dissertation arguing that Hispanic immigrants lack “raw cognitive ability or intelligence,” this week urged the university to investigate …
Obama gets personal about race and manhood in Morehouse College speech (Philip Rucker/Washington Post)
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Obama gets personal about race and manhood in Morehouse College speech — President Obama on Sunday summoned the graduates of historically black Morehouse College to “transform the way we think about manhood,” urging the young men to avoid the temptation to make excuses and to take responsibility …
Schieffer to Obama Advisor: 'Why Are You Here? Why Isn't the White House Chief of Staff Here?' (Noel Sheppard/NewsBusters)
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters:
Schieffer to Obama Advisor: 'Why Are You Here? Why Isn't the White House Chief of Staff Here?' — As NewsBusters reported two weeks ago, CBS's Bob Schieffer is fed up with the White House's talking points concerning what happened at our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last September.
Obama Denies Role in Government (Andy Borowitz/Borowitz Report)
Andy Borowitz / Borowitz Report:
Obama Denies Role in Government — WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—President Obama used his weekly radio address on Saturday to reassure the American people that he has “played no role whatsoever” in the U.S. government over the past four years. — “Right now, many of you are angry at the government …
May 19: Mitch McConnell, Dan Pfeiffer, Dave Camp, Xavier Becerra, Peggy Noonan, Bob Woodward, Donald Rumsfled (NBC News)
May 19: Mitch McConnell, Dan Pfeiffer, Dave Camp, Xavier Becerra, Peggy Noonan, Bob Woodward, Donald Rumsfled — Below: — MR. DAVID GREGORY: This Sunday, damage control by the White House on several fronts. How much harm will it do to the president's second term agenda?