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Survey: Americans spend more time working than ever

Survey: Americans spend more time working than ever

NBC released exclusive results of a new study that finds Americans are taking less vacation than ever before. A problem many experts say can have serious consequences, especially with a family.

Baby's priceless reaction to new glasses

Baby's priceless reaction to new glasses »Play Video
A little girl with vision problems got to see her mom and dad for the first time, and her reaction is so priceless, more than 21 million people have watched it. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

60-pound carp found in ditch

60-pound carp found in ditch »Play Video
As far as fish tales go, this one is a whopper. Police were called in to help snag a 60-pound carp in a drainage ditch next to a neighborhood lake in Olathe Kansas. Jamie Oberg has the story.

Will an Iran deal lower gas prices? Maybe eventually, experts say

Will an Iran deal lower gas prices? Maybe eventually, experts say

Negotiations may conclude Tuesday in the international diplomatic effort to reach a deal on restrictions for Iran’s nuclear program, but the impact of a potential agreement on the global oil market could take much longer to play out.

Highlights and 'low-lights' of Miss USA

Highlights and 'low-lights' of Miss USA

Every year 51 talented, beautiful women from across the country don lavish gowns and parade across the stage at the Miss USA contest.

Drug cartel boss escapes from Mexican prison

Drug cartel boss escapes from Mexican prison »Play Video
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said the investigation will look for corruption. At least 18 workers are being questioned. But Altiplano Prison was thought to be one of the best in the country.

Joachin Guzman is better known by his nickname "El Chapo", which means Shorty.

 
He runs the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel, and this weekend he escaped from prison through a tunnel that stretched from his cell nearly a mile outside prison walls.
 
The escape raises big and troubling questions.
 

Selfie-stick etiquette: 'They're a little bit annoying'

Selfie-stick etiquette: 'They're a little bit annoying' »Play Video

The reflecting pond at Balboa Park is a San Diego icon.

 
People are always taking pictures here.
 
And more and more are using selfie-sticks to capture that special moment.
 

FBI arrests armed ISIL supporter on July 4

FBI arrests armed ISIL supporter on July 4
Firearms discovered in Alexander Ciccolo's possession on July 4, 2015. (United States District Court, District of Massachusetts)
In June, Alexander Ciccolo told a witness cooperating with the FBI he planned to attack two different bars and a police station using pressure cooker bombs or portable microwave bombs, according to court documents that also allege Ciccolo praised recent terror attacks on a Tunisian resort that killed dozens.
 
According to court documents, Ciccolo also planned to carry out an attack on a university that would feature live student executions broadcast on the Internet.

The evolving narrative of how Dylann Roof got a gun

The evolving narrative of how Dylann Roof got a gun
This photo provided by Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof.

In the weeks since Dylan Roof was arrested for allegedly killing nine people in a Charleston Church, the narrative regarding how the 21-year-old with a criminal record obtained the murder weapon has evolved.

'Baby Doe' mystery draws attention to forensic artists

'Baby Doe' mystery draws attention to forensic artists

The mysterious death of the unidentified young girl known as Baby Doe illustrates the role social media can play in a modern criminal investigation, but the computer-generated image of the girl spreading across the internet also demonstrates the complexity and importance of the work done by forensic artists.