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
'I'm not a welfare mom, I'm a soldier'
Jaspen Boothe is committed to helping out homeless female veterans.
Wildlife's worst enemy? Us
Mona Rutger got the call in October: A bald eagle was flopping around on an airport runway after it had been clipped by a private jet. Unfortunately, it's something she sees all too often.
When the tornado hit, they were ready
When an EF5 tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, this week, Tad Agoglia and his First Response Team of America were stationed at a hotel about 30 miles away, ready to take action.
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.
Suu Kyi: 'I want to run for president'
Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is blunt and unapologetic.
China plant fire kills at least 119
The 38-year-old man stands on the road outside the burned out poultry processing plant, yelling at passing vehicles and demanding answers.
'Hell on earth' for smuggled dogs
Packed tight into wire baskets -- sometimes 20 or more to a cage -- animal rights activists say as many as 200,000 live dogs every year are smuggled from northeast Thailand across the Mekong River destined for restaurants in Vietnam.
Summer solstice: It's all about sex
In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice has a history of stirring libidos, and it's no wonder. The longest day of the year tends to kick off the start of the summer season, and with it, the harvest. It should then come as no surprise that the solstice is linked to fertility -- both of the vegetal and human variety.
Your most memorable moments
For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
When cooking can kill
For nearly half of the world's population, building and maintaining a fire is a daily -- and often deadly -- chore.
World's oldest person dies
The world's oldest person has died in Japan, aged 116 -- just days after the passing of a Chinese woman with a rival claim to the title.
China's secret space base
The first thing I noticed were the bicycles. Those who weren't riding them were walking.
WWII plane raised from sea
A World War II German bomber, likely the last of its kind, has been raised from the bottom of the English Channel and will be restored for display in a British museum.
007 island carries wartime scars
Hashima Island is one of the strangest places you'll ever be able to explore -- and few can.
From scavenger to star student
Sokha started scavenging in a garbage dump to make money, but she is determined to not let her story end there.
Did Minnesota man command Nazi unit?
The founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center wants the Justice Department to investigate allegations that a Minnesota man commanded a Nazi unit accused of war crimes in World War II.
Activist Chen: Beijing behind NYU ouster
Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese activist says he is being forced to leave New York University over concerns of the school's relationship with China.
Google launches Wi-Fi balloon test
Google is preparing to conquer a new dimension: the stratosphere. The Internet giant is releasing 30 high-tech balloons in a trial of technology designed to bring the Internet to places where people are not yet connected.
Bollywood in shock over 'suicide'
Appearing alongside some of Bollywood's biggest stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan is a dream for many aspiring young actors in India.
Iran's new leader is no reformist
Millions of Iranians poured into the streets Saturday to celebrate the victory of presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani. Huge crowds snarled traffic in the capital, Tehran, demanding the release of hundreds of political prisoners arrested during protests over sham elections four years ago. "My dead brother and sister, I got your vote back," people chanted, a reference to more than 100 demonstrators killed by the regime.
How to end stigma of mental illness
Fifty years ago, President Kennedy defined civil rights and equality as a moral issue. Patrick Kennedy says today's moral issue is that people with brain injuries and mental illness face stigma and inadequate treatment.
Bigger threat: Snowden or NSA?
Dean Obeidallah, John Avlon, Margaret Hoover and guest Chris Cuomo on this week's top issues: NSA, charities and CIA.
The way of the Lone Ranger
"The Lone Ranger" is expected to be one of the biggest movies of the summer; it opens over the long Fourth of July weekend, and the promotional buildup is in high gear.
Fathers, stop coddling your kids
Ruben Navarrette says it's time for fathers to set the standards on their kids instead of the other way around.
Snowden claims Obama expanded 'abusive' programs
A series of blog posts purportedly by Edward Snowden says he leaked classified details because President Barack Obama worsened "abusive" practices.