March 31st, 2014
11:18 AM ET

Obama and Bieber Share Kiss on 'SNL'

"President Obama" invites a few very important guests to the White House in this hilarious "Saturday Night Live" skit.

See more content from today's "Inside Politics" segment here.

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March 31st, 2014
11:07 AM ET

School Board Reverses Decision, Let's Girl Who Shaved Her Head For Friend Back in Class

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff,"  a student who was suspended from school for violating a dress code after she shaved her head to support a friend is allowed back in class. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

In Colorado, Kamryn Renfro,9, shaved her head to support her friend, 11-year-old Delaney Clements, in her nearly three and a half year fight against cancer.

Renfro wanted to help spread the message that bald is beautiful.

But family members say the girl's school didn't see it that way and said the action violated the dress code policy.

Tuesday night, school board members at the charter school chose to let the little girl back in class.

See the full story at CNN affiliate KUSA and if you have #GoodStuff news, let us know!

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March 31st, 2014
10:30 AM ET

U.S. Dad Wins Huge Custody Fight

By Ana Cabrera and Elizabeth Stuart, CNN

Snowmass, Colorado (CNN) - It's been seven months since Dennis Burns has had any contact with his two young daughters. No visits, no Skype, no phone calls, no communication at all.

Just silence.

But all that could change in the next few weeks.

His daughters are victims of an international abduction.

Burns' ex-wife, Ana Alianelli, spirited away the children, 7-year-old Victoria and 5-year-old Sophia, from their home in Colorado and fled to her native Argentina more than 3½ years ago, violating a court order.

"You know I think about them a lot," Burns told CNN in an exclusive interview. "I dream about them a lot. I can feel their little hugs around my body. I just want to hug them back, and it's super painful."

Burns has devoted his life savings and all his time to fighting what's become a messy international legal battle.

His odyssey now appears to be reaching a conclusion: Argentina's Supreme Court has denied the last of appeals by his ex-wife this year, which means Burns has won his case. The final step will be an order of return from the U.S. State Department and a date to transfer custody of the girls to him.

It all began in September 2010, when Burns and Alianelli were divorcing and found themselves at an impasse: Alianelli wanted to relocate to Buenos Aires, and Burns wanted to stay in Colorado.

After a 13-month custody battle, a Colorado judge ruled in favor of Burns, declaring him the primary residential parent.

"I felt a sense of relief that was just beautiful," he told CNN last November, when "New Day" first presented his story. "I was like, 'I'm going to be able to spend time with my daughters, finally, and live with them and be able to teach them things, and show them things."

Just three weeks later, Alianelli flew the girls out of the United States on their Argentine passports. They've been living with her in Buenos Aires ever since.

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March 31st, 2014
09:28 AM ET

Earthquakes Leave Californians Shaken

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake struck the Los Angeles area Friday night, jolting nearby communities and breaking water mains in some neighborhoods.

Its epicenter was in Orange County, one mile east of La Habra and four miles north of Fullerton, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Shortly after the earthquake, nearly two dozen aftershocks followed.

A magnitude-4.1 shake rattled the area Saturday afternoon, centered about a mile and a quarter southeast of the Los Angeles County community of Rowland Heights, the geological agency said.

After the Friday night earthquake, authorities said police and local fire departments assessed affected areas and found no damage or significant injuries. One minor injury was reported in Orange County, emergency officials said.

"Tonight's earthquake is the second in two weeks, and reminds us to be prepared," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

An hour earlier, a magnitude-3.6 tremor struck the same area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quakes come on the heels of a magnitude-4.4 tremor that hit near downtown Los Angeles a week ago. It shook nearby buildings but did not cause significant damage.

Southern California has experienced relatively minor tremors since 1994 when a magnitude-6.7 quake killed dozens and caused $42 billion in damage. It now stands as the second-costliest disaster in U.S. history, after Hurricane Katrina.

Earthquakes with less than magnitude 5.5 don't usually cause significant damage or casualties, though results vary by region, geophysicist Paul Caruso said.

Damage often depends on construction codes and types of rock that exist underground, he said.

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