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World's first commercially available luxury tank unveiled

World's first commercially available luxury tank unveiled
The world’s first luxury tank – the Ripsaw EV2 Extreme Luxury Tank. June 18, 2015.
If you happen to be a motor enthusiast with a soft-spot for 'extreme off-road recreation', here's some great news for you. The world's first luxury tank - the Ripsaw EV2 Extreme Luxury Tank can be yours.

Judge: Church shooting suspect's family also 'victims'

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This photo provided by Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof.

Family members of victims of Wednesday’s Charleston, South Carolina church shooting made powerful statements of forgiveness at the alleged gunman’s first court appearance Friday, but it was something said by the judge that has drawn the attention, and outrage, of many observers.

Photos: Children in Milan aim to build tallest LEGO tower

Photos: Children in Milan aim to build tallest LEGO tower
MILAN, Italy -- Children in Milan are using thousands of LEGO bricks to construct what is expected to become the tallest LEGO tower in the world. It's for the occasion, and with the patronage of EXPO 2015, that adults and children of all ages are now invited to join a fun, creative and truly breathtaking LEGO play experience by helping build the tower. (June 19, 2015 / Credit: IPA/WENN.com)
Children in Milan, Italy, are using thousands of LEGO bricks to construct what is expected to become the tallest LEGO tower in the world.

It's for the occasion, and with the patronage of EXPO 2015, that adults and children of all ages are now invited to join a fun, creative and truly breathtaking LEGO play experience by helping build the tower.

Photos: International Sand Sculptures Festival in Bulgaria

The International Sand Sculptures Festival is in the town of Ruse, Northeast of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. It's the first time this Bulgarian town has hosted the festival with more than 50 competitors entering from the likes of the United States, Canada, Russia, the UK and Japan.

Unborn baby dies after pregnant woman is shot in S. Seattle

Unborn baby dies after pregnant woman is shot in S. Seattle
A pregnant 19-year-old woman is clinging to life and her unborn baby has died after she was shot in the stomach at a South Seattle bus stop, and now police are searching for the shooter.

Pope Francis weighs in on climate change

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Pope Francis

Pope Francis called on world leaders to take action on global warming.

In Eugene, a teacher at Marist Catholic High School said the pope's presence in the climate change debate is a long time coming.

Find a summer lunch program near you

Find a summer lunch program near you »Play Video

School's out in most places now, and low-income children who get free breakfast, lunch and after school snacks during the school year have to eat in the summer, too.

There's a federal program to help pay for lunches during summer break.

8 years ago, another Charleston tragedy

As the investigation continued into Wednesday night’s shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, Thursday marked the anniversary of another tragic incident in the city’s recent history.

Meth's up! Surfboard packed with drugs washes up on beach

Meth's up! Surfboard packed with drugs washes up on beach
A turbine powered by 8 batteries propelled the surfboard. Investigators suspect water leaked into the compartment, causing the surfboard to lose power and wash ashore.

Beachgoers found a surfboard loaded with $100,000 worth of crystal meth Tuesday night in Playas de Tijuana, police said Wednesday.

Church in Charleston massacre 'touchstone for civil rights activism'

Church in Charleston massacre 'touchstone for civil rights activism' »Play Video

The church targeted in Wednesday’s shooting in Charleston, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, has an important place in the tumultuous racial and religious history of South Carolina’s black community.

Summer camp for adults!

Summer camp for adults! »Play Video
Think summer camp is just for kids? Think again! Adults are reliving their nostalgic summer camp days, and some are getting to experience it for the first time. CNN's Rachel Crane reports.

A beaver at the Chick-fil-A? Cops get unusual call

A beaver at the Chick-fil-A? Cops get unusual call
The beaver calmly steps out of the patrol car and heads back to his home.
Nobody really knows why a 45-pound beaver was hanging around a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Bellevue or how it got there. But Bellevue police figured they couldn't just leave it there, where it might get run over by a car.

Tommy Chong's cancer returns

Tommy Chong's cancer returns
Tommy Chong, left, and Richard "Cheech" Marin (May 2013 photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Comedian Tommy Chong is undergoing treatment for rectal cancer, two years after he declared himself free of the disease.
 

Beach lifeguards using drones to watch for sharks

Beach lifeguards using drones to watch for sharks »Play Video
The recent shark attacks in North Carolina that left two swimmers missing limbs -- have many beach-goers a little nervous. A California beach lifeguard unit is taking to the sky, with quad-copter drones to watch for sharks and keep swimmers safe. As Stacey Butler shows us, this aerial approach is already showing results.

Photos: Immaculate collector cars sell for 6 figures at Seattle auction

Photos: Immaculate collector cars sell for 6 figures at Seattle auction
A 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE sold for $185,000 at the Mecum Seattle 2015 auction, held at the CenturyLink Field Event Center June 5-6. Overall, the auction achieved $9,517,676 in total sales. (Photo courtesy: Mecum Auctions)