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Top 400 richest taxpayers earned an average $265 million in 2010

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The top 400 richest taxpayers not only earned a lot more money in 2010 than in 2009, they also took a smaller tax hit.

Mother chooses baby's life over her own

 A Colorado woman died shortly after giving birth to what doctors described as a seven pound, four ounce miracle, Jessica Oh has the story.

Is Budweiser putting Clydesdales to pasture?

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Budweiser is pulling back the reins on its Clydesdales.

10 ways to survive holiday travel

 (CNN) -- Forget the annual Thanksgiving debate over your mother's turkey-roasting method or your uncle's political sideswiping.

Can smart home put your mind to peace?

 CNN — Imagine being alone in your house. It's the middle of the night and suddenly, the lights go on. Without you switching them on. And then they go off. And a minute later, they are back on.

Extreme shrimp might hold clues to alien life, NASA says

 (CNN) -- Shrimp crawling around rock chimneys spewing hot water deep in the Caribbean Sea may hold clues to the kinds of life that can thrive in

Russian tourist fined $24,000 for Colosseum graffiti

 (CNN) -- The price of being a dumb tourist just went up. Authorities in Rome have slapped a 20,000 euros ($24,800) fine on a Russian tourist caught carving his name into one of the city's most famous historic landmarks.

Terrifying "Seadevil" caught on camera for first time at 1,900 ft

Researchers believe they have captured on film an elusive sea creature. They call it-- the Black Seadevil.

#ThanksMichelleObama: Students criticize school lunches

Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama. Some of the images depict formless, mushy blobs on a lunch tray.