• They'll wash the blood away, but won't forget

    A firefighter and his EMT daughter. A couple whose truck became an ambulance. Doctors and nurses who worked tirelessly to save lives. These people came to the aid of strangers during the Las Vegas shooting massacre.
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    Post-it hopes

    CNN's Rachel Crane visits a wall of sticky notes written by Americans expressing their feelings about the election.
  • Disappearing porches: Quentin's Story

    Quentin Mables became the co-executive director of "I Grow Chicago," an organization that provides a safe space for Chicago's kids to play and learn, after spending time in prison on a weapons charge.
  • CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 01: President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a stop at U.S. Bank Arena on December 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Trump took time off from selecting the cabinet for his incoming administration to celebrate his victory in the general election.  (Photo by Ty Wright/Getty Images)

    How Trump should be using Twitter

    CNN commentator Julian Zelizer says president-elect Donald Trump could be using social media to engage citizens in politics; instead he's inflaming them.
  • 200 mermaids, mermen and children gathered at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in North Carolina for the world's first mer-meet up.

    Professional mermaids work their tails off

    By Madeleine Stix, CNN
    Jumping into a pool of women and men wearing fish tails is like being in an aquarium where characters from a familiar Walt Disney movie have come to life.
  • Outside Dan Llewellyn's garage at the Deerlick Astronomy Village. The amateur astronomers prepare for a night of imaging the cosmos.

    Living among the stars

    By Madeleine Stix, CNN
    Chris Hetlage and Donavan Conrad were looking for a specific piece of land -- one where they could observe the night sky free of the light pollution caused by artificial light.
  • How to 'lasso' a Goodyear 'blimp'

    By Thom Patterson, video by Madeleine Stix and Nick Scott, CNN
    I'm sitting in a gigantic Mack truck. Fifty feet away, a huge blimp nearly as long as a football field hovers in front of me, filling up the windshield.