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Rock band supports bullied girl's dreams

It's another example of how one person's story can make a big impact.

Nanae Munemasa, 17, spoke to CNN in September about the rising teen suicide rates in her home country of Japan.

She shared her story of being bullied since elementary school, which b...

Mourning moon

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When the 'mourning moon' rises, let things go

A full moon in November, the last before the winter solstice, has different names and traditions, but they all carry a meaning that signals a time for a change.

Depending on the culture or heritage, the full moon in November has been called "snow moon...

Oslo skyline

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Are cars in cities a thing of the past?

Last month, Oslo became the first major city to announce ambitions to go car-free by 2019, pledging a comprehensive and permanent ban in the Norwegian capital -- but it's not the only urban hub trying to reduce their reliance on vehicles.

And the imp...

Iran lips protest

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'Shoot us or help us': Migrants sew lips shut

"Shoot us or help us."

Hundreds of migrants stuck in no man's land at the Greek-Macedonian border stand next to these heartbreaking words scrawled on a piece of cardboard.

On Turkey's border with Syria, a man fleeing unbearable violence in his homelan...

Toys R Us Times Square

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Toys 'R' Us shoppers throng for flagship's final Black Friday

Crowds of shoppers packed into the Toys 'R' Us in Times Square for one last Black Friday, as the flagship store prepares to close its doors.

"It is certainly bittersweet," said CEO Dave Brandon, in an interview with CNNMoney.

Toys 'R' Us has been in Ti...

China Tiananmen Square

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Chinese journalist Gao Yu freed over illness

Prominent Chinese journalist Gao Yu has been released on medical parole and will serve the rest of her sentence outside prison because of failing health, China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported Thursday.

Earlier, a Chinese court upheld a guilty v...

Casey Kasem


Casey Kasem's children file wrongful death suit

Three children of radio host Casey Kasem filed a wrongful death suit against his widow, accusing her of elder abuse and emotional neglect.

"Casey's early death occurred as a direct and proximate result of Jean's neglect and physical abuse of Casey," t...

Bears Packers

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Bears stun Packers 17-13 at Lambeau

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers honored Brett Favre on Thursday, but Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears' defense ruined the celebration.

Cutler, who was 1-11 against the Packers as Chicago's quarterback, led the Bears to a big upset o...

WHlawn 2

CNN, Vannesa Pena

White House fence jumper detained

A man is in custody after jumping over a White House fence while the first family was inside celebrating Thanksgiving, officials said.

Joseph Caputo scaled a fence on the North Lawn at 2:45 p.m., according to Secret Service spokesperson Robert Hoback...

Black Friday shoppers


Shoppers descend on Black Friday deals

Cue the bargain hunters, and let the holiday shopping marathon begin.

Hordes of people plan to participate in retail's annual event. Most markdowns are available online, but plenty of brick-and-mortar stores opened on Thanksgiving Day.

Among them are T...

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