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11 animals running for town mayor

11 animals running for town mayor »Play Video
Make whatever pun about politics you prefer, the race for mayor of Divide, Colorado, is turning into a real zoo. Even with 11 candidates running for office, not a single one of them is human. Kevin Torres reports a group of animals are running for mayor and they're doing it for a good cause.

Comedian "Pranks it Forward"

Comedian "Pranks it Forward" »Play Video
People who rely on homeless shelters for their meals aren't used to fancy food in an elegant environment. But as Rachel Kim shows us, the diners at one Los Angeles shelter got quite a surprise, when a comedian gave them the star treatment.

Are cereal box characters eyeing your kids?

Are cereal box characters eyeing your kids? »Play Video
This next story may change the way you look at the cereal aisle because the cereal boxes are looking at you. A new study shows Cap'n Crunch and Tony the Tiger are eyeing kids. CNN's Jeanne Moos spills some cereal secrets.

Boy wishes for 100 birthday cards

Boy wishes for 100 birthday cards »Play Video
A little California boy recently moved to a new town and he has just one birthday wish: new friends. Tiffany Wilson has the story.

3 dead, 16 injured at Fort Hood: 'We do not know a motive'

3 dead, 16 injured at Fort Hood: 'We do not know a motive' »Play Video
Lt. Gen. Mark Milley

Three people were killed and 16 injured in the attack before the suspected gunman - identified by military sources as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez - apparently turned his weapon on himself.

"He walked into one of the unit buildings, opened fire, got in a vehicle, fired from vehicle, got out walked into another building and opened fire again," Lt. Gen. Mark Milley said.

"We do not know a motive," he said. "Soldier had behavior and mental health issues and was being treated for that."

April foolishness

April foolishness »Play Video
A lot of people got into the spirit of April Fools, including companies and TV programs. Jeanne Moos takes a look at some of the best and the worst.

Chihuahua halts neighborhood mail delivery

Chihuahua halts neighborhood mail delivery »Play Video
The big bark of a little dog is preventing one iowa neighborhood from recieving its mail. Apparently, the U.S. postal carrier assigned to the block isn't convinced the dog's bark isn't bigger than its bite. Jill Kasparie reports.

Stolen Gauguin found after 40 years

Stolen Gauguin found after 40 years »Play Video
A couple of stolen paintings by two french masters have resurfaced after more than 40 years. How Italian investigators found them is a story in itself. Jonathan Mann has that.

Tsunami hits 45 minutes after 8.2 quake in Chile

Tsunami hits 45 minutes after 8.2 quake in Chile »Play Video

Warning sirens went off shortly after the magnitude 8.2 quake struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday.

Chilean TV broke in with images from the first moments the quake hit. 

The Chilean navy reported that the first tsunami wave hit the coast within 45 minutes of the quake.

Neighboring Peru and Bolivia also felt the effects.

Free coffee for 2 weeks at McDonald's

Free coffee for 2 weeks at McDonald's

It's another salvo in the ongoing fast-food breakfast war: McDonald's announced Friday that it will offer customers nationwide a free cup of McCafe coffee for two weeks.

The nation's largest fast-food chain said the campaign, which kicks off on Monday, will give breakfast customers at its participating locations a free 12-ounce small coffee.

Man fired after leaving angry note to boss

Man fired after leaving angry note to boss »Play Video
We've all had moments at work where we felt like "enough is enough." A man in Michigan took that one step further when he left his boss a note telling her exactly how he felt. Dave Spencer has the details.