Arwa Damon: Freeze-frame moments
It was the war everyone just wanted to forget. But from a tiny red shoe in the rubble to a resident who rebelled against al Qaeda, CNN's Arwa Damon remembers the many freeze-frame moments caused by war.
Jessica Lynch, others: Where are they now?
Ten years ago this week, President George W. Bush announced the United States and coalition forces had begun military action against Iraq. Here's a look back at some of the people who made headlines during the war.
Photos: Enduring images
Troubled youth run 'old skool' bistro
As a juvenile corrections officer in Southern California, Teresa Goines found it rewarding to work with troubled youth and help them turn their lives around.
Pregnant and homeless: The real cost
Martha Ryan couldn't believe it. She had never heard of women who were pregnant and homeless. But in one night, she met three.
Grieving dad helps kids get to chemo
For many children fighting cancer, it can be extremely tough to make it to their chemotherapy appointments.
You won't believe what's in U.S. rivers
In the last 15 years, Chad Pregracke has helped pull more than 67,000 tires from the Mississippi River and other waterways across the United States. But that's just scratching the surface.
'Brilliant Bus' shrinking digital divide
Working as a guidance counselor five years ago in Palm Beach County, Estella Pyfrom noticed that fewer students had access to a computer after school.
Make a foster kid's wish come true
One Simple Wish was started by Danielle Gletow to help grant the wishes of children in foster care. Each child's individual wish is posted online, and anyone can pay to make that wish come true --- from tangible items such as a bicycle, a varsity jacket or school supplies to an experience like music lessons or a trip to the theater.
North Korea: Bae in 'special prison'
North Korea said Wednesday that the U.S. citizen it sentenced last month to 15 years of hard labor has begun his stay at a "special prison."
14 dead, 14 missing in mine collapse
At least 14 people are dead, 14 are unaccounted for and 10 have been rescued in Indonesia after a tunnel collapse last week at an underground mine training facility, the mining company said.
Singapore probes American's death
Holding a black noose over her head, Singaporean forensics expert Lim Chin-Chin explained Wednesday to a packed courtroom how re-enactments showed that American engineer Shane Todd would have been able to hang himself from a similar black strap attached to his bathroom door.
Raspberry Pi + Arduino = $100 PC
The UDOO (pronounced "you do") brings together the power of four Raspberry Pi's and the popular micro-controller Arduino to create a highly customizable PC for just $100.
Harvesting rubber from dandelions
Will your car and bicycle tires be made from dandelions in the future? A Dutch biotech firm thinks so. CNN's Nick Glass investigates how the ubiquitous weed's latex roots could help rubber shortages in the future.
Life-size robot for under $1,000
"It's about as difficult as assembling a cupboard from IKEA," says Gael Langevin, but he's not talking about an affordable piece of Scandinavian furniture. The 41-year-old French sculptor and model-maker is referring to his open-source, life-size, 3D-printed robot.
Amanpour's open letter to girls
CNN's Christiane Amanpour says all the number crunchers have it right on this one: education equals empowerment. And it's time for girls to power the world.
The seamstress in the rubble
In an extended one-on-one interview, a Bangladeshi teen describes how she spent 17 harrowing days buried underground in pitch-black darkness. "I'd crawl, tire and sleep. I would wake up and crawl again," Reshma said.
Gitmo prisoners being force-fed
102 detainees are on a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay and 30 are being force-fed. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
Pacquiao rises for toughest fight
Manny Pacquiao is not a god, but that doesn't stop millions of Filipinos worshipping him.
KFC smuggled under Gaza border
A confluence of a hankering for fried chicken and hard times in the smuggling business means buckets of KFC are showing up on tables in Gaza.
Nigeria: Forces killed terror suspects
An ongoing "massive deployment" against insurgent groups in northern Nigeria by the nation's special forces killed at least 14 suspected terrorists and captured 20 others, according to a statement released Sunday by Nigeria's defense ministry.
Moon blast equal to 5 tons of TNT
NASA reports a boulder sized meteoroid slammed into the surface of the moon igniting a bright lunar explosion.
Shots fired at Cannes; actors scramble
A man is arrested at the Cannes Film Festival after firing a gun loaded with blanks during a live television interview, sending an Oscar-winning actor running for cover.
'Hero' U.S. cop charged with rape
A former "top cop," who had the honor of sitting next to first lady Michelle Obama during a televised presidential speech four years ago, is facing rape allegations.
Denmark wins Eurovision Song Contest
Emmelie de Forest carried Denmark to triumph Sunday in the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual musical spectacle known for its combination of over-the-top costumes, kitsch pop songs and international rivalries.
Has Obama really changed politics?
Julian Zelizer says that Obama, like many before him, chose to work within the system to get things done rather than lead transformative change.
5 things to know about SARS-like virus
A new virus in the same family as SARS -- found for the first time in humans in recent months -- has infected 40 people, most of them in the Middle East.
Cell phone made me a 'theater vigilante'
I have the great privilege of writing the theater column for The New Criterion, the arts-and-culture journal founded by New York Times art critic Hilton Kramer and pianist Samuel Lipman in 1982. Some people have to be in an office at 8 a.m., but I get to be at the theater at 8 p.m. It is a pretty sweet gig.
Use your money to buy happier time
Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton write that people pass up opportunities to spend their money to avoid disagreeable tasks
U.S. pointing a gun at democracy
Our democracy is endangered. Not by the Russians, North Korea, the Iran regime, or even terrorists. To quote Pogo: "We have met the enemy and he is us."