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'it just never felt the same'

Tre Bosley lost his brother Terrell when he was mistakenly shot by a gang member while helping a friend take drums into a church.
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'It never really goes away'

Christine Mauser was only 13 when she lost her older brother Daniel in the shooting rampage at Columbine High School. Now nearly two decades later, when she remembers her brother she says it feels like she's lived two separate lives.
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Building sand castles for a living

Professional sand sculptors Mark Mason and Karen Fralich transform sand into intricate works of art at the Sugar Sand Festival in Clearwater, Florida.
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Caskets made for Pulse shooting victims

As the first funerals for the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history are starting to be held in this grieving city, Cardinal Casket Company in Orlando has had casket orders for 24 of the 49 victims.
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Weed money could save small town

Trinidad, Colorado, was a town built on mining until all the jobs left. Now, this small town full of empty storefronts is hoping a marijuana boom can bring it back to its glory days.
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Syrian refugees find sanctuary in Canada

Matthew Gannon
The city of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, has a population of just under 100,000. But despite its size, it has been welcoming Syrian refugees at an extraordinary pace.
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The town that stood up to coal

CNN's John D. Sutter visits the Northern Cheyenne Indian reservation, which has become an island of intact prairie in a sea of coal mines.
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Former hostage Terry Anderson: I almost went insane

AP journalist Terry Anderson was held hostage for seven years by Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. Since his 1991 release, Terry Anderson has founded charities, taught journalism and reconnected with loved ones.
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Coral gardens could save ocean life

The Coral Restoration Foundation has found a way to grow coral and restore dying coral reefs by planting more than 50,000 corals in the Florida Keys and around the world.
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A tale of two Cubas, escape and reunion

Matthew Gannon
Adrian Cárdenas, a Cuban-American former baseball player, grew up straddling cultures, feeling like he wanted to know more about the Cuba his father fled.
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The Fall of Saigon: 40 years later

Former Air America pilot Tony Coalson and Retired Marine Col. Gerry Berry reflect on the last days of the Vietnam War, and the role they played in "Operation Frequent Wind," the largest helicopter evacuation in history.
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3D projector makes court vanish

The 3D projection system being used by the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, among other teams, transforms the basketball court into a three-dimensional display. Other teams across the NBA and NHL are working to incorporate this type of technology into their arenas, making for a more unique and dynamic game experience.

The world's fastest plane

In 1976 an Air Force SR-71 Blackbird spy jet set the world aviation speed record of 2,193 mph. Nearly 40 years later, the record still stands.
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How your phone is suffocating you

Chances are you're watching this while leaning over a device or slumped back in a chair. The position may be causing you pain, even if you don't feel it. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the effect "text neck" is having on our bodies.
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What is bipolar disorder?

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains bipolar disorder and why the condition is so difficult to identify and treat.
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The CNN 10: Ideas

CNN showcases 10 emerging ideas with big potential to make us healthier, improve our lives and change the world.
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What is Enterovirus?

A respiratory virus called Enterovirus D68 has sent hundreds of children to the hospital. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains.
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Redesigning shared spaces

From offices and schools to restaurants and transit stations, these spaces are being reimagined through fresh design.
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CNN 10: The Influentials

Meet CNN's choices for the 10 entertainers who broke rules, blazed new paths and shook up their industry in 2014.
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The future of smartwatches

Smartwatches are becoming more established and competition is growing as companies like Google step into the business.
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The future of medicine

These 10 ideas are revolutionizing health care -- from the operating table to the kitchen table.

D-Day: By the numbers

Listen to General Eisenhower's speech to Allied troops before D-Day, one of the most pivotal battles of WWII.

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