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132-year-old rifle found propped against tree in Nevada

(CNN) — If this rifle could talk.

Astronaut set to spend one year in space

(CNN) — NASA is sending astronaut Scott Kelly to live on the International Space Station for a year. That's the longest any U.S. astronaut has spent in space and twice as long as crew members usually stay on the space station.

States where taxes hit the poor hardest

It costs a lot to be poor in the state of Washington.

'Incredible' feat (and hands): Free climbers summit El Capitan

CNN — Nineteen days. Three thousand feet of some of the hardest climbing in the world. And just their bare hands and sticky-soled shoes to get them up the granite-faced monster known as the Dawn Wall.

Heroin deaths up for 3rd year in a row

CNN — Many more people are dying from heroin overdoses than in previous years, according to the latest available statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Duke University's decision to sound Muslim call to prayer riles some

The Muslim call to prayer will sound from a bell tower at North Carolina's Duke University -- but not everyone is considering the chant music to the ear.

Apple's new security feature not good enough

After the celebrity iCloud hack last year, Apple promised to better protect customer accounts.

Texas: America's boom-and-bust oil capital

Up until just a few months ago, things were going gangbusters in Texas. Now, with oil breaking below $45 a barrel, there's a legitimate fear the state will tumble into a recession.

House votes to repeal Obama immigration actions

The House approved an all-or-nothing measure that ties Homeland Security funding to the undoing of President Barack Obama's immigration moves -- setting the stage for a clash with the new Republican-led Senate.

Unemployed Ohio man allegedly planned bomb-and-shoot attack on U.S. Capitol

For months, 20-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell had been on the FBI's radar. Authorities said he left alarming posts on social media, talking about violent jihad.