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President Obama admitted he's afraid of who?

President Obama is scared of WHO?

President  Obama  probably  didn't  think  anyone  could  hear  him  when  he  started  talking  about  smoking  at  yesterday's  U.N.  meeting.

During  a  side  moment  with  Maina  Kiai,  the  U.N.  Special  Rapporteur  for  rights  to  freedom  of  peaceful  assembly,  the  President  said,  “I  hope  you’ve  quit  smoking.”

File photo: News crews on the scene for the first day of the Michael Jackson wrongful death trail

Michael Jackson trial closing arguments today

The frenzy around closing arguments in Michael Jackson’s wrongful death trial could be so intense today, they're moving to a bigger courtroom.

The jury heard five months of dramatic testimony.

Brown family watching the transfer of "Baby Veronica". Veronica, whose biological father, Dusten Brown, is a member of the Cherokee Nation.

Baby Veronica returned to adoptive parents

The 4-year-old girl at the center of an emotional, legal tug-of-war was returned to her adoptive parents Monday night.

She's known as Baby Veronica.

Kenyan security personnel, crouched behind a ledge, watch on September 23, 2013 a column of smoke rise from the beseiged Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi following a loud explosion.

Morning read: Tuesday, September 24

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File photo: Phamacist Prakash Deshpande injects a patient with influenza vaccine at a Manhattan pharmacy on January 14, 2013 in New York City.

How does one flu shot for life sound?

Do you get a flu shot year after year?

Scientists say that could be a thing of the past.

Winner of the $400 million Powerball jackpot will remain anonymous

$400 mil lottery winner will remain mystery man

The winner of last week's 400-million dollar Powerball jackpot had only played the lottery one time before.

He chose to stay anonymous, but we know he's from the Columbia, South Carolina area.

File: Police investigate the scene in Cornell Square Park on the Southside where 11 people including a three-year-old child were shot on September 19, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Eighteen people were reported shot in the city, including one fatally, in less than a four-hour period on Thursday evening.

Four men arrested in Chicago mass shooting

Chicago police arrested four people linked to a mass shooting in a park last week. All four are charged with three counts of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. 

Thirteen people were hurt on Thursday, including a 3-year-boy.

Carlos Diaz and friends during the first stop of the Rivaly Express in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Photos: 15 things you didn't see on Rivalry Express

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Robin Meade and Miss National Sweetheart at first stop of HLN Rivalry Express

'Miss National Sweetheart' wears combat boots

Wendy Martin is the reigning Miss National Sweetheart and a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at Louisiana State University. We met her on the first stop of HLN's Rivalry Express in Baton Rouge.

Martin told HLN's Robin Meade her love of participating in pageants far outweighed any interest in serving in the military, but one ride in a Black Hawk helicopter changed all that!

The HLN Rivalry Express stops in Baton Rouge for LSU vs. Auburn at 'Walk-Ons Bistreaux and Bar'

Success in the shadow of 'Death Valley'

The HLN Rivalry Express will visit eight epic college football rivalries this season.

First stop: "Walk ons-Bistreaux and Bar" in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for LSU vs. Auburn in Tiger Bowl 2013. 

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