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A nearly 10-foot great white shark was caught in the surf at Panama City Beach, Fla., on Sunday (March 1), AL.com reports. The shark was photographed,

Louisiana had 97 pedestrian fatalities in 2013, ranking it 14th in the nation among the total number of deaths, according to the Governor's Highway Safety Association.

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  • First Person is a series of essays about how our experiences shape us
  • Bonnie Adler shares the story of shopping with her mother, whose worsening dementia is a daily challenge
  • When Adler and her mother find the perfect winter coat, they are transported to a different time

First Person is a series of personal essays exploring identity and personal points of view that shape who we are. The latest contributor is Bonnie Adler, a veteran reporter and freelance writer in Westport, Connecticut.

Washington (CNN)The painter whose portrait of former President Bill Clinton hangs in the National Portrait Gallery snuck a covert reference to Monica Lewinsky into it.

Nelson Shanks, the celebrity painter, told the Philadelphia Daily News in an interview published Sunday that his 2006 Clinton portrait includes a shadow on the mantle, just to Clinton's left, that represents Lewinksy's famous blue dress.

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It's a metaphor, Shanks said, for "a shadow on the office he held" -- and it's also literally the shadow of a blue dress the painter had.

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  • Pictures released Monday show Fidel Castro meeting with 5 Cuban intelligence agents
  • The agents were jailed in U.S. for many years
  • Some returned to U.S. as part of a prisoner swap

Havana (CNN)Photos published in Cuba's state-run press on Monday show Castro meeting with five Cuban intelligence agents who served lengthy prison sentences in the United States.

Castro reportedly met the agents Saturday at his home in Havana, ending speculation over why the former Cuban President had not yet seen the men, who are referred to as "the five heroes" by Cuba's government.

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  • Girls who reported being cyberbullied were three times more likely to meet clinical criteria for depression
  • If connected to unwanted sexual advances, the odds of depression went up sixfold
  • Even cyberbullies suffer from depression and are more likely to abuse alcohol

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Infamous quotes from famous cases of teenage cyberbullying, each ending tragically with the victim taking her life.


The beheading video released Monday by Boko Haram is the latest indication the Nigerian terror group is in league with ISIS,say experts. (Screengrab)

Nigerian Islamic terrorist organization Boko Haram has taken a page out of the ISIS playbook, releasing a new video Monday of two prisoner beheadings so similar to clips posted by the Middle East jihadist group that experts now believe the terror groups are working together.

The 6-minute video, titled “Harvest of Spies,” translated into English, French and Arabic, was posted Monday on Twitter by Boko Haram's media arm and initially reported by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors terrorist groups online.

  • The Twitter logo is pictured at its headquarters on Market Street in San Francisco, California April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twitter Inc and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network’s co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports.

Islamic State supporters, in online posts on Sunday, called for attacks against Twitter and its “interests,” including death threats, according to the online news media company Buzzfeed as well as the NBC news network.

We are counting down the five spring position battles to watch starting today and ending on Friday, a day before LSU starts spring football drills.


A popular St. Tammany Parish doctor was gunned down in his home by his wife.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened early Sunday morning north of Covington, near the Folsom area.

According to a spokesman for the sheriff's office, Kacie Breen called police around 3 a.m. Sunday to say she'd been in an altercation with her husband, after which she shot him.

Deputies responded to the home on Highway 437 near Folsom and discovered the husband, Dr.

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