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Five tech trends to watch in 2013

2013 will be a year of harsh change for the tech industry. We've just experienced five years of rapid, messy and disruptive innovation, and smartphones and tablets aren't the future any longer -- they're the present.

Hugh Hefner weds ex-fiancee Crystal Harris

If at first you don't succeed... Hugh Hefner tied the knot on New Year's Eve with playmate Crystal Harris. In typical Hef fashion, the Playboy founder tweeted about the nuptials.

3 more fiscal cliffs loom

Think the fiscal cliff is causing uncertainty and holding back the economy? How about three more cliff-like deadlines over the next three months?

10 states to boost minimum wage

Nearly 1 million minimum-wage workers in 10 states will get a pay boost come New Year's Day.

University 'banishes' words for 2013

Dear 2012, now that you're gone, please take these lame words with you: trending, spoiler alert, bucket list, superfood, guru and job creators. Oh yeah, and don't forget yolo.

2012's top political stories historic and hysterical

Picking the top 10 moments of an election year is like finding your favorite grain of sand on the beach -- there is an impossible number of possibilities.

Last checks go out for 2 million jobless

Some 2.1 million jobless Americans are receiving their last federal unemployment checks this week if Congress doesn't extend the deadline to file for extended benefits.

Hillary Clinton hospitalized after doctors discover blood clot

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized Sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her spokesman said.

Kim Kardashian pregnant with Kanye's baby

he Twitterverse exploded early Monday after everyone's favorite bad-boy rapper Kanye West announced that his girlfriend, the famous-for-being-famous Kim Kardashian, was pregnant.

Father claims Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza's body

The father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza claimed his body last week, a family spokesman said.