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~ Top 10 National News Stories ~




FBI seeks victims of 'prolific' international child predator

(CNN) -- An alleged child predator who taught at schools across the world for more than four decades may have more victims, and the FBI is trying to track them down, the agency's Houston bureau said Tuesday. (Full Story)

Pennsylvania prep school students arrested in drug ring

(CNN) -- Two men accused of widespread drug distribution in several Philadelphia-area high schools and colleges had a much larger business plan to take over the entire marijuana trade to schools, authorities say. (Full Story)

Michigan's ban on affirmative action upheld by Supreme Court

Washington (CNN) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action. (Full Story)

Volunteer coach gets 10 days in Steubenville rape case

(CNN) -- An assistant high school football coach was found guilty of two misdemeanors in connection with the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case that captured national attention in 2012, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday. (Full Story)

FBI inquiry may affect 9/11 trial at Guantanamo Bay, lawyers say

(CNN) -- Federal agents are conducting a criminal investigation that could affect the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others accused of plotting the 2001 terrorist attacks, Justice Department lawyers told a U.S. military court Monday in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Full Story)

West, Texas, fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 'preventable'

(CNN) -- The 2013 fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and wounded another 226 in West, Texas, "should never have occurred," the chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said Tuesday. (Full Story)

Stowaway teen says he was trying to see mom in Somalia, official says

(CNN) -- A 15-year-old boy who survived a flight from California to Hawaii by hitching a ride in the plane's wheel well said he was trying to get to Somalia to see his mother, a law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday. (Full Story)

Athletics whistle-blower at University of North Carolina will leave

(CNN) -- A whistle-blower whose research on athletes' literacy caused a firestorm of controversy at the University of North Carolina is leaving, she told CNN on Monday. (Full Story)

Marshal kills Utah gang defendant who rushed court witness, fed say

(CNN) -- A U.S. marshal fatally shot a defendant in a Utah federal courtroom Monday morning after he rushed at a witness as his trial began, officials said. (Full Story)

Supreme Court could weigh in on NSA case, justice says

(CNN) -- A Supreme Court justice Thursday night suggested the legality of National Security Agency activities could be decided by the court. (Full Story)


~ Top 5 World News Stories ~


Iceberg twice the size of Atlanta is on the move

(CNN) -- A massive iceberg with an area almost twice the size of Atlanta is moving into the ocean off Antarctica and could threaten shipping during the Antarctic winter, scientists say. (Full Story)

Flight 370: More than 45 days into the search, here come the lawyers

(CNN) -- A month and a half ago -- 46 days -- Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished over the southern Indian Ocean. (Full Story)

North Korea steps up activity at its nuclear site, South says

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- North Korea has stepped up activity at its main nuclear test site, possibly preparing to carry out a fourth underground blast, South Korea said Tuesday. (Full Story)

Ukraine calls for renewal of anti-terror measures

Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- Ukraine's acting President called on law enforcement agencies to renew anti-terror measures across the country, citing the discovery of two tortured bodies near the city of Slaviansk. (Full Story)

Second Somali lawmaker killed in two days

Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) -- Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker Tuesday, witnesses and officials said, the second assassination of a member of parliament in Mogadishu in less than 24 hours. (Full Story)