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Empty baby beds, maternity ward

Report: German woman, 65, has quadruplets

For many people, 13 children would be more than enough.

But not for Annegret Raunigk.

The 65-year-old German grandmother recently gave birth to quadruplets, making her the oldest woman ever to do so.

The new arrivals increase her progeny to a total of 1...

Flash flooding in Texas

1 firefighter dies during flood rescue in Oklahoma

The bottom dropped out over northern Texas and Oklahoma overnight. Rainfall broke records and river banks, and killed a firefighter early Sunday, as emergency crews scrambled to pull residents from floodwaters.

With more rain falling, the torrents ha...

Putin nuclear missiles

Russia bans 'undesirable' NGOs amid outcry

Non-governmental organizations working in Russia awoke Sunday to a new reality -- that they operate now under a law that allows the government to prosecute them on the grounds they are 'undesirable.'

And those who work for such organizations could be...

$120,000 for treatment raised via social media

California woman battling anorexia receives online help

Rachael Farrokh, 37, who suffers from a severe form of anorexia and weighs roughly 40 pounds, has raised more than $120,000 for her treatment with a GoFundMe page.

Protesters taken into custody

Protests, arrests follow Cleveland officer's acquittal

Police arrested demonstrators in downtown Cleveland on Saturday night following the acquittal of a police officer who stood trial in the 2012 shooting death of two unarmed people.

Zedi Feruzi killed along with bodyguard in drive-by shooting in Bujumbura

Burundi opposition leader gunned down

A Burundian political opposition leader was shot dead in the nation's capital, a police spokesman said Saturday. Zedi Feruzi, leader of the UPD party, was killed along with his bodyguard in a drive-by shooting.

Steinem shown here at 2014 White House summit on working families

Women activists cross DMZ from North Korea

An international group of female activists crossed the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea on Sunday in a controversial effort to bring attention to the need for peace between the two nations.

Beatification of Oscar Romero

Martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero beatified

Just over 35 years to the day that an assassin's bullet hit his chest, Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday, bringing the slain priest one step closer to sainthood.

Tens of thousands of people crowded El Salvador's Savior of the World Pl...

Serena Williams, 2015 Madrid Open

French Open: Serena Williams 'living a dream'

Serena Williams has won virtually everything on offer in women's tennis, so it's no surprise she's feeling relaxed -- in a dream world, even -- about the prospect of setting another piece of sporting history.

The world No. 1 is aiming to win the 20th ...

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Ireland awaits same-sex marriage vote count

Irish voters went to the polls Friday to decide whether to change the country's constitution to allow same-sex marriage.

Counting will start Saturday morning, with the result due by the end of the day.

It's a landmark referendum that, if passed, would ...

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7 pains men should never ignore

Men's Health has a list of seven pains that may signify something serious for men.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

Who is ISIS?

ISIS forces have extended their control around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The capture of Syria's ancient city, about 150 miles northeast of Damascus, threatens a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as having "stood at the crossroads of several civilizations," Learn more about the group.

Test your Memorial Day knowledge

Test your knowledge of Memorial Day facts and see how well you know the holiday in this slideshow.

Lumahai Beach

Top 10 U.S. beaches of 2015

With beach season upon us, Dr. Beach lists his top picks for sandy stretches in 2015.

Boy Scouts of America

By the numbers: Boy Scouts of America

The president of the Boy Scouts of America called for the organization to end its ban on gay adults in remarks at the organization's national business meeting Thursday. Take a look at the numbers behind America's largest youth organization.

Obama, David Letterman

Stars send off Letterman with Twitter tributes

Stars who didn't attend the taping of David Letterman's final episode took to Twitter and paid tribute with the hashtag #ThanksDave

David Letterman

Notable TV exits through the years

David Letterman signed off from late-night television after 33 years Wednesday night. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.

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High Fashion at Cannes International Film Festival

Every year, the beautiful people hobnob with international fashion models and movie stars from Hollywood, Bollywood and the Far East at the Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France.

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California oil slick stretches for miles

A pipeline leaked about 21,000 gallons of crude oil near a beach in California, authorities said, creating a dark sheen that stretched for miles.

Tom Brady on field

NFL Deflategate: Tom Brady timeline

While the NFLPA is appealing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension, team owner Robert Kraft said Tuesday he will "reluctantly" accept the team's punishment. Check out the timeline of events in the case so far.

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Flooding in Texas

Record rainfall causing massive flooding in Texas

In Wichita Falls, Texas, hundreds of families face the possibility of their homes flooding.

Flood waters inundate roadways in Texas, Oklahoma

Texans facing flood waters

Record rains are leaving parts of Texas and Oklahoma under water.

Brothers were close

N.Y. brothers, veterans of WWII, die hours apart

Two New York brothers, who served in World War II, died within hours of each other.

Man shows how he was hit on his left side

Bystander says protester hit him with sign

A bystander says a protester hit him with a sign during a demonstration in Cleveland.

Cannes Golden Palm

Cannes Film Festival nears awarding prestigious 'Golden Palm'

The Cannes Film Festival is coming to a close, with the awarding of its prestigious "Golden Palm"

Swing set

Despondent mom found pushing dead son on swing

What police discovered upon closer inspection was completely unexpected.

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