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Nearly 2 million homeowners no longer 'seriously' underwater

 Surging home prices have helped nearly two million homeowners get back above water on their mortgages over the past year.

Did Christians really 'steal' Easter?

Opinion by Candida Moss, special to CNN Follow @CandidaMoss

Just say yes? The rise of 'study drugs' in college

Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying.

World's best pizza not in Italy

Australian pizza is now officially the best in the world. Well, sort of.

Best places to experience Native American culture

Think Native culture has been completely co-opted by casinos, twisted by lousy and inaccurate films, relegated to the rez or buried with arrowheads in the dirt of expansionist history? No chance.

Don't make these stupid travel mistakes

Threatening an airline on Twitter is a terrible idea.

Hong Kong in Lego form? Everything about these photos is awesome

Maybe we've seen "The LEGO Movie" too many times.

Groups urge Tennessee governor to veto prenatal drug use bill

A bill is headed for the governor's desk in Tennessee that would allow for a woman to be prosecuted if she illegally takes drugs while pregnant and the child is harmed.

Pope Francis leads Good Friday Mass

Pope Francis will lead a special Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican to mark Good Friday, the most solemn day in the Christian calendar.

Best Easter egg hunts around the world

Searching living rooms and closets for your eggs may be fun the first six times, but if the novelty's wearing thinner than a chocolate eggs' foil wrapping, there are more adventurous egg trails out there.