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  • 2 officers die in 'one-man crime spree'
    By the time the California shooting spree suspects were arrested, they allegedly killed two sheriff's deputies in two counties, wounded a third deputy, attempted three car carjackings, and shot one of those drivers in the head -- all during a span of six hours Friday, prompting school lockdowns and a massive manhunt.
  • 'Constantine': What's the verdict?
    Critics can't seem to agree on whether NBC's "Constantine" is worth staying home for (or DVRing) on Friday night.
  • How $1 billion companies are made
    CNNMoney's Cristina Alesci explains venture capital and and why it's risky.
  • First 'dead' hearts are transplanted
    Pioneering heart transplant surgery announced Friday in Australia may lead to a new option for patients awaiting transplants by boosting the number of donor hearts available.
  • Remains ID'd as Hannah Graham
    Human remains discovered last weekend in Albemarle County, Virginia, belong to University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Friday.
  • 'Breaking Bad' star upset at store
    Aaron Paul is still upset that Toys R Us pulled "Breaking Bad" action figures from its stores and noted that a petition to keep the figures has gained signers.
  • 'Handsome' serial killer confesses
    A Brazilian man nicknamed "handsome" serial killer has confessed to 39 murders. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
  • Last words she spoke to Nathan Cirillo
    Thousands lined the streets on Friday as the body of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo began its final journey home.
  • Report: Monica Lewinsky mistreated
    A government report obtained by the Washington Post on Thursday states that government agents and lawyers mistreated Monica Lewinsky when they approached the former White House intern in January 1998 to get her to cooperate with an investigation into President Bill Clinton.
  • Foss Lake mystery solved: It's them
    A decades-old mystery that captivated Oklahoma has been solved after officials confirmed the identities of two groups of people -- some of them teens -- who went missing in 1969 and 1970.
  • She went without makeup for 7 days
    Buzzfeed's Erin La Rosa did not wear makeup for a week and learned some lessons about herself.
  • Twitter all-star signs off
    Chrissy Teigen, usually one of Twitter's more resilient members, has apparently quit the site.
  • Cold War relic that refuses to die
    It's crowded and outdated, but Berlin's hexagon-shaped Tegel Airport has won a place in the city's heart.
  • Gisele is right: Mom comes first!
    When did it become a crime to admit that you -- as a parent -- put yourself first?
  • Giant gold nugget discovered
    Five-pound nugget is 90% gold, believed to be worth between $350,000 and $450,000. KTVU has the story.
  • The world's most luxurious museum?
    Luxury enthusiasts, rejoice: Louis Vuitton is bringing its upscale sensibilities to the art world with a new, Frank Gehry-designed museum.
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  • Pssst: The world's best places to ski?
    It's that time of the year when winter sports enthusiasts dust off their skis and snowboards and get ready to hit the slopes in search of perfect powder and fresh adventures.
  • 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer drops
    The new trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is, in a word, "Hulktastic."
  • Look at me! 17 selfies of the week

  • CDC 'not happy' either, official says
    A nurse isolated after returning from West Africa says she felt like a "criminal," and local and federal officials were caught off guard by increased screening at airports in New York and New Jersey.
  • Quarantined nurse slams policy
    Kaci Hickox, a nurse under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey after caring for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, has blasted more stringent state policies for dealing with health care workers returning from West Africa, saying the change could lead to medical professionals being treated like "criminals and prisoners."
  • The messy truth about Ebola
    What happens when you get Ebola? CNN's Miguel Marquez explains (Sources: CDC and WHO).
  • Latest developments in outbreak
    A health care worker worker who just returned from West Africa is under a mandatory quarantine at a New Jersey hospital. New York, New Jersey and Illinois implement mandatory Ebola quarantine policies as the federal government considers a similar move. Mali quarantines as many as 55 people after its first Ebola death.
  • Russia taking jabs at Sweden
    The Swedes will find sitting on the fence to be increasingly uncomfortable when Putin is your next door neighbor, writes Gary Schmitt.
  • Daylight Saving Time: Let's keep it
    On Sunday, November 2, it will again be the end of Daylight Saving Time. Many of us will be muttering to ourselves as we wander around resetting all of our various clocks -- on the thermostat, clock radio and stove, among other places.
  • Should little girls use the F-word?
    Sally Kohn says a video of little girls dressed as princesses using the F-word very loudly to condemn sexism is provocative. But is it exploitative?
  • Woman hanged for killing alleged rapist
    She was convicted of murder after what Amnesty International called "a flawed investigation and unfair trial." Her alleged attacker was an Iranian official.
  • Military tests submersible sea base
    Watch the military test out the USNS Montford Point which the military hopes will help respond to natural disasters.
  • Relative: School shooter targeted kin
    When a teenage gunman opened fire at students in a high school cafeteria in Washington state, a relative said, he was not shooting at random targets.
  • Student: He smirked at me, shot
    CNN's Jake Tapper talks with witness Jordan Luton about a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington.
  • Fake classes valid toward degrees
    The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is currently reviewing the scathing report prepared by former federal prosecutor Ken Wainstein, which showed thousands of UNC students took fraudulent classes, some of them multiple times. But Belle Wheelan, the president of the association -- which is charged with accrediting degree-granting higher education institutions in the South, from Virginia to Texas -- told CNN that her group can't take away degrees.
  • SpaceX Dragon returns with mice
    SpaceX's Dragon spaceship splashed down Saturday in the Pacific Ocean, returning from a four-week resupply mission to the International Space Station and bringing back a valuable payload of potentially groundbreaking experiments.
  • Cream's Jack Bruce dies
    Scottish musician Jack Bruce, bassist for the legendary 1960s rock band Cream, died Saturday at age 71.
  • Google exec: A record space jump
    Google Vice President Alan Eustace broke the record for highest skydive jumping from approximately 135,000 feet.
  • Clinton decries money politics
    Hillary Clinton campaigned for Sen. Kay Hagan on Saturday and decried the outside spending in the pricey race.
  • U.S.: IDF kills American teen
    A Palestinian-American minor has been killed by the Israel Defense Forces, according to the U.S. State Department.
  • N. Korea goes on charm offensive
    CNN's Elise Labott looks into the latest tactic North Korea is using on the international community.
  • Forces claim gains against ISIS
    Iraqi security forces have regained control of the area of Jurf al-Sakhar, a town south of Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Saturday, as they battle to keep ISIS militants in check.
  • Heads line streets of ISIS capital
    CNN's Nick Paton Walsh brings us a grim look at life under ISIS rule in Raqqa, Syria. (Warning: Disturbing images)
  • Canada travel ad or pro-ISIS video?
    A new propaganda video from ISIS features a Canadian ISIS member who died in combat.
  • Stadium's panel falls toward girl
    A little girl in Ukraine has survived a close call with a glass panel from a soccer stadium. Erin Hawksworth reports.
  • Dying dad's moving gift to baby girl
    Mitchell Whisenhunt left over 30 letters to his family, including some for his 1-year-old daughter's future birthdays.
  • Ellsberg: He's a hero
    Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service.
  • Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies
    Scottish musician Jack Bruce, bassist for the legendary 1960s rock band Cream, died Saturday at age 71.
  • Comedians captured in 'Funny Business'
    Photographer Seth Olenick's photographs of comedians.
  • These dogs protect the president
    For the Secret Service only one breed of dog will do to keep the President safe.
  • Why Elizabeth Peña died
    Actress Elizabeth Peña died from complications related to alcoholism, according to her death certificate obtained by CNN.
  • 'Price is Right,' but dance is wrong
    After getting lucky on "The Price is Right," a contestant performed some pretty unforgettable dance moves.
  • Citizen pulls over, warns police officer
    Gavin Seim filmed his exchange with a police officer in an unmarked car.
  • Meet the 12 best meat cities in America
    With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical advances this millennium than food.
  • TLC cancels 'Honey Boo Boo'
    Reports claimed that the reality show's "Mama June" Shannon is dating a registered sex offender.
  • Comet narrowly misses Mars
    Comet Siding Spring passed so close to Mars, NASA spacecraft had to move out of the way. Check out the NASA animation.
  • His bigger adventure: Restoring 'Playhouse'
    Pull yourself up a chair ("Like Chairry!"), because everyone's favorite nasal-voiced man-child in the red bow tie and too-small gray suit is back.
  • Why Bill Murray is the greatest movie star
    He doesn't have an agent. He doesn't have a publicist. He doesn't even seem to have a fixed address. It's all the more reason why Bill Murray is the greatest.
  • Bus driver lays the smackdown on thief
    Bus driver bags purse-snatcher with a bat. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on instant karma caught on camera.
  • 6 things you should know about Diwali
    The Hindu holiday of Diwali is India's biggest and brightest national holiday. But Indians around the world come together to celebrate the festival of lights.
  • 11-foot python surprises workers
    An 11-foot python was found in a pipe at a construction site in South Florida. WSVN has more on this story.
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    TV networks swing the ax
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    Halloween costumes to avoid this year: dead celebs, domestic abusers and biohazards.
  • Renee's new look is raising eyebrows
    A plastic surgeon weighs in on Zellweger's new look. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the eyebrow-raising details.
  • Robin Williams daughter's ink tribute
    Robin Williams' daughter chose a hummingbird to honor her late father. "For poppa," wrote Zelda Williams on her Instagram account Wednesday, posting the picture of a tattoo on her right hand, above a tattoo of Robin's birthday, "7.21.51," written on her wrist.
  • Mother speaks out about son's death
    Kyle Nolan's mother opens up about his tragic journey to the Peruvian Amazon seeking the mind-altering power of ayahuasca, which some call a drug and others call a medicine.
  • 5 can't-miss Tanzania experiences
    Tanzania is far more than just a spot to climb the world's tallest freestanding mountain. Its stunning wildlife, expansive volcanic crater and intriguing islands set it apart.
  • 5 can't-miss Tanzania experiences
    Tanzania is far more than just a spot to climb the world's tallest freestanding mountain. The East African country's stunning wildlife, expansive volcanic crater and intriguing islands set it apart.
  • Mother speaks out about son's death
    Kyle Nolan's mother opens up about his tragic journey to the Peruvian Amazon seeking the mind-altering power of ayahuasca, which some call a drug and others call a medicine.
  • Why Bill Murray is the greatest movie star
    He doesn't have an agent. He doesn't have a publicist. He doesn't even seem to have a fixed address. It's all the more reason why Bill Murray is the greatest.
  • Will UNC's fake classes invalidate degrees?
    What happens to the 3,100 students who enrolled in fake classes and now have degrees stamped with the seal of the University of North Carolina -- an institution that is consistently ranked among the nation's top public schools?
  • UNC report: 18 years of academic fraud
    A UNC report finds 18 years of academic fraud to keep athletes playing. CNN's Sara Ganim reports.
  • Thousands took fake classes
    An independent investigation says thousands of students at the University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes."
  • Ex-UNC basketball star: Fake classes helped me play
    Rashad McCants, a fomer basketball player at UNC, discusses cheating that helped athletes stay academically eligible.
  • School shooting
    A freshman who opened fire at a school near Seattle played football and was recently on the homecoming court, students say.
  • Woman executed
    An Iranian woman convicted of murder -- in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist -- was hanged Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported.
  • Ebola
    A mandatory 21-day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa after treating Ebola patients caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of the virus.
  • SpaceX
    SpaceX's Dragon spaceship splashed down Saturday in the Pacific Ocean, returning from a four-week resupply mission to the International Space Station and bringing back a valuable payload of potentially groundbreaking experiments.
  • UNC
    The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is currently reviewing the scathing report prepared by former federal prosecutor Ken Wainstein, which showed thousands of UNC students took fraudulent classes, some of them multiple times. But Belle Wheelan, the president of the association -- which is charged with accrediting degree-granting higher education institutions in the South, from Virginia to Texas -- told CNN that her group can't take away degrees.
  • Ayahuasca
    Kyle Nolan did his research -- his mother made sure of that. She didn't want her 18-year-old son heading to the Amazon jungle at all -- let alone, without learning everything he could about the supposed "medicine" with the bizarre name that he insisted would help him turn his young life around.
  • Diwali
    The Hindu holiday of Diwali is India's biggest and brightest national holiday. But Indians around the world come together to celebrate the festival of lights.
  • Bill Murray
    He doesn't have an agent. He doesn't have a publicist. He doesn't even seem to have a fixed address.
  • 'Honey Boo Boo'
    Reports claimed that the reality show's "Mama June" Shannon is dating a registered sex offender.
  • Jack Bruce
    Jack Bruce, bassist for the legendary 1960s rock band Cream, died Saturday at age 71.
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Health

  • 50 pounds lost for 50th reunion
    In January, Carol Highsmith, 68, began a journey of threes. She had three milestones of 50 that she planned to reach by following three simple rules:
  • How rabbi lost 100 pounds
    Rabbi Pesach Sommer lost 100 pounds after a doctor told him he had type 2 diabetes.
  • It's time to get your flu shot!
    Flu season is about to begin, the CDC says. And health officials have a few updates to their recommendations.
  • Flu shot myths addressed
    Flu vaccine myths can confuse people trying to decide whether to get a shot. Here are five common myths and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the truth.
  • Vintage cold and flu ads

  • New link between coffee and DNA
    You can blame that third cup of Joe on your genes.
  • Beer may be good for your brain
    An element in beer may be good for your brain and other things we learned from medical journals this week.
  • Migraines linked to Parkinson's
    People who suffer from migraines with aura during middle age have double the risk of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders later in life than those who do not, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.
  • Music helps your brain
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us why music therapy is good for the brain and how it can help us live to 100.
  • Live to 100: Laugh more
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how laughing more can help us live to 100.
  • Eat chocolate. Yes, chocolate.
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta tell us how eating certain types of chocolate can help us live to 100.
  • Visit to Sanjay Gupta's past
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta traveled from Pakistan to Michigan to discover his family's roots. Here's what he learned along the way.
  • How to really lose weight
    From what to eat to how much to exercise, Elizabeth Cohen explains what you really need to do to lose weight.
  • Keeping young athletes safe
    CNN's Holly Firfer reports on ways parents can keep their student athletes safe.
  • Lab holds 2,000 brains
    The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank provides brain tissues to researchers to study various brain disorders.
  • Smart toothbrush tracks brushing
    This Bluetooth enabled toothbrush coaches you while you brush and tracks your progress through a smartphone app.
  • Farming in the city
    This urban farm supplies fresh produce to food deserts, but also offers other benefits to individuals and the community.
  • Can psychedelic drugs be medicine?
    Psychiatrists are now considering the benefits of LSD and other psychedelic drugs in treatment. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
  • What is 'too much' caffeine?
    Carl Azuz reports on why consuming too much caffeine is not good for you.
  • Inside your mind with 'Brain Games'
    Jason Silva from National Geographic's hit show "Brain Games" talks about tricks the mind plays that shape our reality.
  • The best way to brush
    CNN's Martha Shade reports on what's the best way to brush your teeth.
  • How outbreak can start, and end
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta describes how "contact tracing" could help stem the tide of an Ebola outbreak.
  • The healthiest fish to eat?
    As our oceans become more polluted, Sally Kohn sits down with Fabien Cousteau to talk about the healthiest fish to eat.
  • Plastic surgery gone wrong
    Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif from E!'s new show "Botched" discuss the risks and complications of plastic surgery.
  • Ha! Laughter is the best medicine
    Scott Weems, author of "Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why," speaks with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
  • Twin boys born 24 days apart
    Due to a delayed delivery, a set of twins in Massachusetts were born 24 days apart. WCVB's Mary Saladna reports.
  • Is red meat really bad for you?
    CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Nina Teicholz, author of "The Big Fat Surprise."
  • This is your body on weed
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how marijuana affects the brain and how pot can be used to treat certain conditions.
  • Teacher eats only McDonald's
    A teacher only eats McDonald's for 90 days, and LOSES 37 pounds. KCCI reports.
  • World's most dangerous workout?
    Is the "sport of fitness" the world's most dangerous workout? CNN's Jarrett Bellini asks CrossFitters and gives it a go.
  • Timeline: Ebola in New York
    A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola -- the first case of the deadly virus in New York City.
  • Living life from a hospital room
    A 17-year-old girl living with cystic fibrosis makes the hospital her happy place. "Every breath I take is a miracle," she says.
  • The next medicinal marijuana?
    Ayahuasca is a psychedelic drink that's attracting more and more tourists to the remote corners of the Amazon. But is it a drug, or is it medicine?
  • See King Tut's 'virtual autopsy'
    King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.
  • Living life from a hospital room
    A 17-year-old girl living with cystic fibrosis makes the hospital her happy place. "Every breath I take is a miracle," she says.
  • The next medicinal marijuana?
    Ayahuasca is a psychedelic drink that's attracting more and more tourists to the remote corners of the Amazon. But is it a drug, or is it medicine?
  • Researchers retract diet pill study
    Dr. Mehmet Oz has been under fire recently for promoting weight loss products on TV's "The Dr. Oz Show" that aren't backed by a lot of scientific evidence. Now a study supporting one of those products, diet pills made with green coffee bean extract, has been withdrawn by its lead researchers.
  • New hope for paralysis cure
    A man paralyzed after his spinal cord was severed is walking again after a transplant using cells from his nasal cavity.
  • A one-woman Ebola hospital
    22-year-old Fatu Kekula nursed her mother, father and sister through Ebola using trash bags to protect herself.
  • Crab's blood could save your life
    Hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs are captured each year for their incredible blue blood.
  • The monster that took my son
    A week before Cole died, I promised him he would do "something big" someday. For two years, I have been fighting to keep that promise.
  • Could the Amazon hold the cure for PTSD?
    A former Marine sergeant writes about his journey from an eager recruit to a traumatized young man and why he and other war veterans are seeking treatment from a psychedelic drug found deep inside the Amazon jungle.
  • The nurse who beat Ebola is getting back to normal life
    She beat Ebola. Now she's eager to resume a normal life -- and reunite with her dog, Bentley.
  • Study: 3 a month will fly with Ebola
    Up to three Ebola-infected travelers might board an international flight each month in West Africa, researchers say.
  • Researchers retract study supporting diet pills promoted by Dr. Oz
    Dr. Mehmet Oz has been under fire recently for promoting weight loss products on TV's "The Dr. Oz Show" that aren't backed by a lot of scientific evidence. Now a study supporting one of those products, diet pills made with green coffee bean extract, has been withdrawn by its lead researchers.
  • 45,000-year-old leg bone offers clues to Stone Age mating
    DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals.
  • Are obese dummies the key to preventing road deaths?
    To accommodate the increasing numbers of overweight drivers, car safety experts are developing an obese dummy.
  • Cell transplant allows paralyzed man to walk again, researchers say
    A ground-breaking cell transplant has allowed a paralyzed man to walk again, researchers announced Tuesday.
  • Straighten out smartphone slump!
    As you cradle your smartphone or lean into your laptop to read this, what's your posture like? Even if you aren't doing it right now, how much of your day is spent with your neck lurched forward, shoulders slumped and chest collapsed? All that time in "smartphone slump" not only makes you look and feel stressed, it can cause persistent pain.
  • The 5 biggest breakfast myths
    The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people.
  • 5 healthy Halloween treats
    We love Halloween season. Sweets. Sweaters. Sipping hot cider (maybe spiked). Halloween can certainly get you in the spirit, and nothing warms our hearts like these healthy Halloween treats that help you stay energized instead of stuck in a sugar coma.
  • Reduce your risk of dementia
    The statistics, unfortunately, are staggering. An estimated 44 million people worldwide are living with dementia, according to a report released Tuesday by Alzheimer's Disease International.
  • Hallucinogens to treat depression?
    Psychedelic drugs are being researched as a potential treatment for conditions ranging from anxiety to tobacco and alcohol addiction.
  • Lack of sleep may shrink your brain
    Can sleep deprivation affect the size of your brain? It's possible, a recent study published in an online issue of Neurology suggests.
  • Mental illness: Time to break taboo
    350 million people around the world suffer from depression. Why aren't we talking about it?
  • Schizophrenia is eight disorders
    What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests.
  • Adam's story: 63 pills a day
    The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication.
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Travel

  • 14 things to know about Paraguay
    Overshadowed by its bigger, flashier neighbors, Paraguay is a curious country that's overlooked by visitors who flock to South American destinations like Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and the highlands of the Andes.
  • Anthony Bourdain's family mystery
    Bourdain seeks information in Paraguay about his great-great-great grandfather, who emigrated from France in the 1850s.
  • This is the Boogie Down Bronx
    Whether you're visiting from out of state or a New Yorker born and bred,you'' see there's plenty to explore beyond Yankee Stadium and the zoo in our take on the best of the Bronx.
  • 5 gorgeous road trips for fall
    Great fall road trips aren't just about colored leaves. They can be about cowboys, red-rock cliffs and the country's most spectacular lake shores, bridges and wildlife.
  • 8 weird houses worth a visit
    A house is just a house, right? Not if it's a pyramid, a pickle barrel or a shoe.
  • 50 states, 50 natural wonders
    The coasts get all the glory in the United States, but there's something fun to do in each and every state. Yes, every state. Check out our gallery of travel suggestions for 2014 and share your own.
  • Nature's most spectacular shows
    Fireworks are fantastic and human endeavor has its place, but sometimes Mother Nature outshines any performance we can produce.
  • 10 record-setting natural wonders
    The natural wonders of the United States are beckoning to us as the country thaws out. Tallest, highest, hottest: Here are 10 record-setting sites.
  • Blood Falls and more natural oddities
    Earth never stops surprising us. Every corner of the planet offers some sort of natural peculiarity with an explanation that makes us wish we'd studied harder in junior high Earth science class. Here are some favorites.
  • Never a typical night for police
    Officer Jeanet Franklin works the shift from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Atlanta's airport, where there's never a dull moment.
  • A K-9 officer's duty
    TSA canine handler Quatian Allen and her companion officer, Zera, scratch and sniff their way to a secure airport.
  • Virgin Islands
    The British and U.S. Virgin Islands offer crystal blue waters and beautifully serene escapes. iReporters shared their photos with us.
  • Ireland
    Kevin Kane's love affair with Ireland began in 2000, when he and his then-fiancee piggybacked on a trip with his brothers and their wives.
  • Nice, France
    Nice, France, draws celebrities and tourists from all over the world -- for good reason. Check out iReporters' snapshots to see why.
  • Otherworldly places
    We can't visit Mars (yet), but our own planet's unique terrain presents plenty of landscapes with an out-of-this-world feel. Check out iReporters' otherworldly photos, which cover a lot of ground on Earth.
  • THIS is work?

  • Trips gone wrong

  • Beaches
    They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
  • Dream trips
    Imagine kicking back on a private island in the Bahamas where the staff caters to your every whim.
  • Penguins
    Hankering to see some happy feet? Antarctica is far from your only option.
  • Summer trips
    We can't take every summer vacation we'd like to take, but CNN iReporters can certainly take us to some of those places. Here, iReporters share some of their summer travels and photos, which cover a lot of terrain.
  • Paris
    As Valentine's Day approaches, we explore all of Paris' glittering allure through the beautiful photos submitted by our iReporters.
  • Autumn color
    Mark Collier grew up in the mountains of Vermont. Every autumn, he would see an influx of tourists flood his state to get a glimpse of the brilliant fall leaves. He didn't get what the big deal was, but he understands now.
  • London landmarks
    London is brimming with historic and iconic sights that create perfect picture postcards. iReporters take us on their own personal tour of London's best with their photos.
  • Morocco

  • 5 can't-miss Tanzania experiences
    Tanzania is far more than just a spot to climb the world's tallest freestanding mountain. It's got stunning wildlife, an expansive volcanic crater and intriguing islands, too.
  • The Africa you see in movies
    Anthony Bourdain travels to Tanzania, an unspoiled part of the world. Tune in to Parts Unknown Sunday at 9pm EST.
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year
    Event organizers say they received more than 42,000 entries from 96 countries. Here's a selection of winning images and finalists from this year's competition.
  • Diwali celebrations light up India
    All around the world, Indian Sikh devotees celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas, or Diwali, with firewords and candles. Here's a look at some of the festivities in India this week
  • 9 best photo vacations
    With Pulitzer-winning instructors and $100,000 lenses, these photo tours get you shooting like the pros. See which are your favorites.
  • Lonely Planet's top cities for 2015
    Whether you want a cosmopolitan city, a spot to explore nature or a hidden gem, Lonely Planet's Top 10 cities for 2015 has a destination for you.
  • Best theme parks of the future
    With so many awesome new attractions on the way, the next few years are going to be a roller coaster ride.
  • Your best travel photos
    Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.
  • Honeymooners on wheels
    Heath and Alyssa Padgett are spending their honeymoon on a seven-month road trip to each of the 50 states.
  • A modern-day train renaissance
    The long standing rumors that passenger rail is dead are up in smoke. Find out why train travel is making a comeback.
  • 5 gorgeous road trips for fall
    Great fall road trips aren't just about colored leaves. They can be about cowboys, red-rock cliffs and the country's most spectacular lake shores, bridges and wildlife.
  • Would you jump off this bridge?
    We can think of few things crazier than strapping on a parachute and jumping off a bridge. Bridge Day 2014 participants would likely disagree.
  • 5 can't-miss Tanzania experiences
    Tanzania is far more than just a spot to climb the world's tallest freestanding mountain. It's stunning wildlife, expansive volcanic crater and intriguing islands, too.
  • Tour guide's Chinatown rant goes viral
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