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Photo shows Amish beard-cutting attack, prosecutors sayupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 14:49:00

Federal prosecutors revealed a photograph Thursday that they say show an Amish man attacking another Amish man by attempting to forcibly cut his beard.

Judit Polgar, the chess prodigy who beat men at their own game updated: Thu Aug 30 2012 10:55:00

In the game of chess, one woman has dominated all others for more than 20 years.

'Gen Xer' Paul Ryan takes up GOP torch, makes case to young votersupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 23:33:00

Paul Ryan symbolizes for many Republicans of his generation a passing of the torch and a call to embrace the Reagan-era principles that appealed so strongly to young voters in the 1980s.

Chocolate may lower men's stroke riskupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 16:52:00

Men may be able to reduce their risk of having a stroke by about one-sixth, simply by eating one chocolate bar per week.

Is Sikh-led prayer at RNC a hollow gesture?updated: Wed Aug 29 2012 10:39:00

The Republican National Convention will make history Wednesday night. Ishwar Singh, wearing a turban and beard, will take the stage and lead thousands of conservatives in prayer. 

Obama, Romney need to do more for Sikhsupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 10:39:00

Relatives of victims of the Sikh temple shooting say Obama and Romney haven't done enough for their community.

Bloomberg takes on baby formulaupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 15:50:00

Erin Burnett discusses New York Mayor Bloomberg's initiative to get women to choose breast feeding over baby formula.

Bloomberg's breast-feeding plan: Will locking up formula help new moms?updated: Tue Aug 28 2012 15:50:00

There are lots of experts who have lots of opinions about New York City's new plan to encourage breast-feeding in new moms by urging hospitals not to give them baby formula. Advocates praise the move as a way to limit the influence of formula manufacturers on new mothers. Skeptics wonder whether the policy will shame women who choose not to breast-feed.

'Cult' linked to Amish attacksupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 15:10:00

Ohio Amish claim a breakaway sect are attacking others by cutting beards - an act that may trigger hate crime charges.

Hate crimes trial against Amish beginsupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 15:10:00

Federal prosecutors are expected to argue that an Amish sect leader, accused of orchestrating beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish men, was operating a cult out of his family compound in rural Ohio.

Muslims, show compassion and justiceupdated: Sun Aug 26 2012 13:32:00

Islam is a religion of compassion and mercy, considering that the two adjectives most used in the Quran to describe God are the "compassionate" and the "merciful." It is also a religion of justice. Throughout Islamic history, many non-Muslims would take their disputes to Sharia courts, over their own religious courts, because of the firm injunctions in the Quran and Sharia law to adhere to high standards of justice.

Beyond 'Fifty Shades': Sex experts share their favorite booksupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 07:57:00

With the blockbuster success of "Fifty Shades of Grey," many people are curious about dipping their toes (not to mention other body parts) into more sexually adventurous waters.

New boom: Digital-only erotic titlesupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 07:57:00

CNN's Isa Soares takes a look at the romantic trilogy that has started a whole publishing revolution.

It's Obama vs. Romney in new mobile gameupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 14:52:00

They call politics a blood sport, a battle royale, a bare-knuckle brawl.

Experts: Rape does not lower odds of pregnancyupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 07:39:00

A woman's chances of becoming pregnant are the same after rape as they are after consensual sex, according to medical experts and published studies.

The science behind Akin's rape commentsupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 07:39:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper investigates and debunks the medical research Todd Akin used in his "legitimate rape" remarks.

Don't ignore lessons from Sikh temple massacreupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 10:41:00

My 65-year-old father, Satwant Singh Kaleka, was shot five times, knife in hand, as he wrestled with a domestic terrorist in the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. The coward fled, leaving my father to pass away in a murmur of meditation.

Coffee good for you, but it's OK to hold backupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 06:17:00

If you can't get through your day without a coffee break or two, here's good news for you: What scientists know so far suggests coffee may help you stay healthy.

President Obama, come to Oak Creekupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 15:29:00

Last Saturday morning, when media crews outside the Sikh gurdwara (house of worship) in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, packed up their trucks to chase the news of Mitt Romney's choice for vice president, Sikh Americans were left reflecting on six days of unprecedented national attention. After the shooting of six people in a Sikh gurdwara, a stream of national leaders, from the Rev. Jesse Jackson to Gov. Scott Walker, came to offer condolences and support. But there was one person missing.

Holder: Sikh temple shooting a hate crimeupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 15:29:00

Speaking at a memorial service, Attorney General Eric Holder harshly condemned the attack on a Sikh temple.

Latch on NYC (It's going to be okay, people)updated: Fri Aug 17 2012 11:16:00

Although it's been in the works -- and riled alarmists (Whoopi Goldberg had some choice words to share back in May) -- for a while, New York City's "Latch On NYC" initiative, which will be put into practice in 27 of the city's 40 hospitals beginning on September 2, has caught a recent wave of inflammatory flack among various 'news' sources, mom bloggers, and more.

5 games to watch from Gamescom 2012updated: Fri Aug 17 2012 09:39:00

More than 270,000 gamers from throughout Europe and beyond have converged in the beautiful city of Cologne for the annual Gamescom video game festival. The show, which is more than twice as large as San Diego Comic-Con, offers attendees the first hands-on opportunities with some of the biggest games coming this fall and later.

Dalai Lama silent on self-immolationsupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 06:14:00

The Dalai Lama refused to answer a question about monk self-immolations in protest of China's occupation of Tibet.

The politics of Tibetan self-immolations updated: Thu Aug 16 2012 06:14:00

Consider this. On December 17, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian street vendor, set himself on fire and started a dramatic remaking of the political landscape. The striking of a match brought change not only in Tunisia, but also in Egypt and Libya, and even what is happening in Syria.

Backpacking for the mind, body and soulupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 08:25:00

Get off the grid and into the wild on an overnight backpacking trip.

Evangelist Billy Graham leaves hospitalupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 06:26:00

Evangelist Billy Graham was released from the hospital Tuesday after a two-day stay and returned to his North Carolina home, Mission Hospital said.

Should male passengers be allowed to sit next to unaccompanied children?updated: Tue Aug 14 2012 21:51:00

An Australian airline's policy prohibiting male passengers from sitting next to kids traveling alone has fueled a social media firestorm and caused the company to review the rule.

Evangelist Billy Graham hospitalized in North Carolinaupdated: Sun Aug 12 2012 20:21:00

Evangelist Billy Graham was admitted to a hospital overnight for treatment of a pulmonary infection believed to be bronchitis, a North Carolina hospital and his evangelistic association said.

Why American Sikhs will surviveupdated: Sat Aug 11 2012 11:30:00

I do not have long hair; I have smoked occasionally; I am married to a gora (white guy) -- I'm a Sikh, but no poster child for the Sikh community. I am critical of the difference between words and actions in our religion's promised equality for women. But like most Sikhs I do still believe in one god, karma and reincarnation, and I find the poetry of our 10 gurus deeply inspiring.

Inside the Wisconsin templeupdated: Sat Aug 11 2012 11:30:00

Worshipers returned to the Sikh temple for the first time since the shooting - CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.

Sex before competing: Does it boost athletes' performance?updated: Fri Aug 10 2012 16:48:00

The International Olympic Committee distributed 150,000 condoms to athletes competing in London 2012. But what about the myth that claims that sex before a competition reduces the players' performance?

Inside the Oak Creek Sikh templeupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 11:31:00

CNN's Ted Rowlands takes an exclusive look inside the Wisconsin Sikh temple where several killings occurred.

Brett Favre returns to the gridiron for 'Madden'updated: Fri Aug 10 2012 11:08:00

Former Super Bowl champion Brett Favre was back on the football field wearing his No. 4 jersey and throwing touchdowns in front of a cheering crowd.

FBI ends on-site probe at Sikh temple updated: Thu Aug 09 2012 13:26:00

The FBI has ended its on-scene investigation of the Sikh Temple shooting in suburban Milwaukee over the weekend, local police said on Thursday.

Are you too tired for sex?updated: Thu Aug 09 2012 07:15:00

According to a recent study by the National Sleep Foundation, about one in every four married or cohabitating Americans claim they're so sleep-deprived that they're often too tired to have sex.

Germany's high court expands gay rightsupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 06:45:00

Germany's constitutional court has strengthened the rights of gay and lesbian couples, giving them a same tax benefit as heterosexual married couples.

Louisiana school reconsiders policy that can force students to take pregnancy testupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 11:40:00

A publicly funded school in Louisiana said Tuesday that it may rethink requiring students suspected of being pregnant to be tested medically and, if pregnant, to be home schooled.

Son: Temple president was patrioticupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 15:42:00

The Sikh temple president's son says his father displayed the American flag outside their home as a form of protection.

Sikhism respects all, even those who hateupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 15:42:00

Freedom. Equality. Both are cornerstones of our treasured American heritage as well as primary foundations of Sikhism. The South Asian faith preaches equality among races, genders, and classes and incorporates this teaching in all aspects of its practice.

Peaceful worship shattered in Sikh templeupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 07:48:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper recounts how the deadly shooting spree in a Wisconsin gurdwara unfolded.

Community attempts to cope after Wisconsin shooting deathsupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 07:48:00

Community members are coming together to seek emotional healing in the wake of Sunday's shooting spree that killed six people and wounded four at a religious service in a Milwaukee suburb.

Hate music part of Page's pastupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 22:30:00

The Southern Poverty Law Center says Wade Michael Page had been a part of the neo-Nazi music scene since 2000.

Wisconsin temple shooting victims: Putting others firstupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 16:20:00

Amardeep Kaleka was not surprised his father tried to stop a gunman at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

Terror, tragedy for tight-knit Sikh community after mass shootingupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 21:38:00

Women and children were busy inside the Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee, preparing for their traditional Sunday feast. Religious leaders gathered in the building's holy room, ahead of the hundreds set to arrive soon for the next service's 11:30 a.m. start.

Jay-Z makes mark on 'NBA 2K13' as executive producerupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 09:47:00

In hopes of raising its game off the court as well as on it, 2K Sports has announced a partnership with hip-hop impresario and part-NBA owner Jay-Z, who is the executive producer of the upcoming "NBA 2K13" video game.

Women aging with styleupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 11:40:00

As women get older, they use their life experiences to inform their style.

Foster kids get to intern in Congressupdated: Sun Jul 29 2012 06:32:00

A young woman goes from foster care to Capitol Hill intern. CNN's Athena Jones reports on how she did it.

Former foster youth works on Hill to change child welfare systemupdated: Sun Jul 29 2012 06:32:00

These days, Marchelle Roberts is a confident 22-year-old who smiles easily and talks excitedly about her plans for the future.

Nigeria's first Olympic canoeist bids for London gloryupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 09:38:00

Fifty-three determined men and women will sport Nigeria's green and white colors during the London Games -- the second-biggest Olympic team hailing from Sub-Saharan Africa -- carrying the nation's hopes for the first gold medal in 16 years.

Stay-at-home dads are sexyupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 07:22:00

There's a new kid on the block, and chances are he's in a stroller being pushed by a stay-at-home dad.

Wi-Fi fees drag hotel satisfaction downupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 09:56:00

Hotel guests across the continent are not happy. At least that's the conclusion from a survey released Wednesday by J.D. Power and Associates.

'Bars for Ramadan' list sparks protest in Dubaiupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 07:48:00

An English-language magazine in Dubai has been accused of disrespecting Islam by recommending places to drink during Ramadan.

Romney strikes rare notes of faith in Aurora speechupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 09:00:00

In a speech to a wounded nation, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney returned to his roots of faith in the face of a national tragedy.

'Queen of Soul Food' Sylvia Woods dead at 86updated: Thu Jul 19 2012 19:42:00

Legendary restaurateur Sylvia Woods, known internationally as the "Queen of Soul Food," died Thursday, according to a statement issued by her family. She was 86.

Five European bike rides for amateursupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 17:30:00

That moment when you first learn to balance on a bike has to be similar to how a bird feels learning to fly. When you're four or five years old and the training wheels come off, fear has been replaced by possibility.

Nazi war crimes suspect arrested in Hungaryupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 10:47:00

An elderly man suspected of Nazi war crimes has been arrested in Hungary, prosecutors said Wednesday, after a worldwide Jewish rights organization discovered him living in Budapest.

5 games to watch from Comic-Conupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 11:03:00

Geek is chic these days, especially around the San Diego Convention Center. The worlds of Hollywood, video games and comic books collided for four days at the annual International Comic-Con 2012.

Officials: Alleged Nazi war criminal found in Hungaryupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 21:30:00

A worldwide Jewish rights organization is pushing Hungarian authorities to prosecute a man it claims is a Nazi war criminal, recently discovered in Budapest, Hungary, who allegedly sent more than 15,000 Jews to Auschwitz in the spring of 1944.

Take your vacation, or die?updated: Sat Jul 14 2012 09:47:00

"I guess you want to have a heart attack?"

Too many mothers still dyingupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 07:45:00

The number of women dying of pregnancy and childbirth-related complications has been cut nearly in half over the past two decades, reflecting important and hard-won gains in improving access to family planning and maternal health across the world.

Episcopal Church approves same-sex blessing serviceupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 19:59:00

Episcopal priests will be allowed to conduct services blessing same-sex relationships under a policy approved Tuesday at the church's national convention in Indianapolis.

Gay marriage stance costs pastor a flockupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 19:59:00

A minister's support for same-sex marriage costs him his congregation. CNN's David Mattingly reports.

They didn't know they were pregnantupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 11:57:00

Amanda Burger and Amanda Prentice live more than 700 miles apart. They have never met, but they share something even more unusual than a first name.

Is 'Diablo III' a broken game or just too hard?updated: Tue Jul 10 2012 11:41:00

"Diablo III" has the distinction of being a great role-playing game with an intense and passionate fan base while causing much angst and anguish among gamers when problems -- real or perceived -- arise.

Holmes and Cruise divorce falloutupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 05:29:00

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise reached a divorce settlement, and Showbiz Tonight examines what Holmes could gain.

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes 'amicably' settle divorce, attorney saysupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 05:29:00

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes "amicably settled" their divorce just two weeks after Holmes filed for it, an attorney told CNN Monday.

Business travelers, avoid these roomsupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 11:35:00

We've all been there. At the end of a long flight, you get to your hotel and check in, only to find that your room is right next to an ice machine that sounds like it has a severe case of whooping cough, or it's the only one on the floor not occupied by members of a high school marching band practicing through the night for a major competition.

Report: Hitler ordered reprieve to Jewish manupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 11:51:00

An estimated 6 million Jews died at the hands of the Nazis and their allies during the Holocaust. Hundreds of thousands more suffered, but somehow survived, in concentration camps. And some escaped, savoring freedom they otherwise never would have known.

Americans celebrate Independence Dayupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 14:17:00

Dry conditions prompt fireworks cancellations; rehearsal for a concert at the National Mall is interrupted by a storm.

America celebrates Independence Dayupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 14:17:00

People all across America geared up on Wednesday to celebrate Independence Day, a tradition that often includes copious amounts of beer, barbecue, parades and fireworks.

Mosaic in Israel shows biblical Samson updated: Wed Jul 04 2012 12:51:00

Archaeologists are reveling in the discovery of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel, a "monumental" structure with a mosaic floor depicting the biblical figure of Samson and a Hebrew inscription.

Fourth of July TV marathons: Catch TNT's 'Dallas' from the beginning!updated: Wed Jul 04 2012 11:20:00

Holiday TV marathons have become almost as great a tradition as Fourth of July fireworks. Wednesday's best bet: TNT's "Dallas" marathon.

Where to find exceptional Americaupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 07:50:00

This week, CNN is exploring American exceptionalism -- the concept that the United States is exceptional when compared to other nations and is uniquely destined to bring democracy to the world.

Officials: No known Independence Day threatupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 06:52:00

There is no credible information that terrorists are plotting an attack to coincide with the Fourth of July holiday, federal law enforcement officials said.

Rupert Murdoch calls Scientology 'very weird cult' on Twitterupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 19:17:00

Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter to lash out at the Church of Scientology and Tom Cruise following the announcement of the actor's divorce.

"TomKat" Splitupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 19:17:00

Dean Obeidallah and Randy Kessler talk to CNN's Don Lemon about Tom and Katie's split.

Pong! Atari marks 40 years of gamingupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 10:29:00

When people talk about the beginnings of the video game industry, one name invariably bubbles to the top: Atari.

Allred new lawyer for Travolta accuserupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 17:22:00

Gloria Allred is now the attorney for one man accusing John Travolta of sexual harassment.

Cruise worker accuses John Travolta of sex assaultupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 17:22:00

A cruise ship attendant claimed in a federal lawsuit that John Travolta sexually assaulted him during a Caribbean cruise in 2009, according to court documents filed last week.

Chatty, blocky LEGO action in 'Batman 2: DC Super Heroes'updated: Fri Jun 22 2012 18:28:00

"Batman 2: DC Super Heroes" is a blocky-looking comic book come to life, with an open world for exploring, more new heroes and villains, and (for the first time ever) actual dialogue from LEGO characters.

Pet grooming tools for a less hairy summerupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 14:55:00

If cleaning at your house means trading dust bunnies for billowing pillows of pet hair, it may be time to step up your grooming routine.

Screens twice as big on new Nintendo 3DS XLupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 10:32:00

Having already gone 3-D, Nintendo now wants to go big, announcing a new version of its handheld gaming console with screens nearly twice as large.

What are the charges against Jerry Sandusky?updated: Thu Jun 21 2012 21:56:00

The jury in the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is deliberating 48 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 alleged victims.

Top Egypt official resigns after clashesupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 21:13:00

Muslims and Christians alike say Egypt's generals have to go following clashes that left at least 25 dead on Sunday.

No verdict in Philadelphia priest sex abuse trial, source saysupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 16:25:00

A Philadelphia jury was unable to reach a verdict Wednesday on four of five charges in a landmark priest sex abuse case, according to a source familiar with the proceeding.

The aging brain: Why getting older just might be awesomeupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 11:11:00

Google "the aging brain" and you will find a largely sobering landscape of cognitive deterioration.

5 things you don't know about service dogsupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 12:52:00

Service dogs accomplish pretty amazing feats on a daily basis. Bethe Bennett's miniature schnauzer nudged her back to consciousness after a fall. The trained service dog also retrieved an emergency phone list so Bennett could call neighbors for assistance. A pooch named Mr. Gibbs totes Alida Knobloch's oxygen tank so the 2-year-old can dash around with other children. Mr. Gibbs even braves playground slides with Alida.

Complaint claims school district discriminated against Latino studentsupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 21:43:00

Two advocacy groups filed a federal complaint Tuesday alleging a North Carolina school district's treatment of three Latino families was discriminatory because it did not provide important information in Spanish.

School records for most twins reflect dramatic rise in multiple birthsupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 21:02:00

For Luke Foreman, seeing double has always been the norm.

Confessions of an ex-sex kittenupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 10:40:00

I don't believe in casual sex. It's not that I'm opposed to it exactly, it's just that -- in my own experience -- no such thing exists.

E3 2012: 5 mobile games to watch forupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 18:31:00

As mobile games migrate to powerful smartphones and tablets that are becoming direct competition to portable gaming devices such as Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita, the E3 convention has become a prime stage for game publishers to showcase new titles.

Denied divorce, some same-sex couples 'wed-locked'updated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:43:00

On her wedding day, Jessica Port wore a tan and black dress to match the tan button-down shirt and patterned necktie of her spouse-to-be, Virginia Anne Cowan.

Xbox SmartGlass aims to link devicesupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 12:10:00

Microsoft wants to link all your smart devices with Xbox SmartGlass.

How Xbox SmartGlass will workupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 12:10:00

Perhaps the biggest splash in the early going of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles was made by Microsoft with its unveiling of Xbox SmartGlass.

Judges open door for Supreme Court showdown over same-sex marriageupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 09:42:00

The divisive issue of same-sex marriage in California may become another landmark case taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appeals court judges refused Tuesday to revisit an earlier ruling.

With new titles, Nintendo works to explain Wii Uupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 02:16:00

A year ago, Nintendo announced the Wii U, the next generation of its massively popular gaming system that incorporates a handheld controller with its own video screen into play with the more traditional Wii console.

Sony highlights mature games, cross-play at E3updated: Tue Jun 05 2012 09:22:00

With a nod to the future, Sony paid tribute to the gamer and revealed new, power-packed and very bloody titles at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles on Monday.

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