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Rand Paul: Extending jobless benefits a 'disservice' to workers

 Kentucky Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday extending unemployment benefits past what the U.S. federal government has already paid would be a "disservice" to workers.

Rand Paul 'seriously considering' run for president

Tea party darling Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday he's seriously considering a run for president in 2016 -- but he also has serious concerns. "The thought has crossed my mind," Paul said on "Fox News Sunday."

Homeland Security chairman: Threat of terrorism spreading like 'wildfire' overseas

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said the threat of terrorism overseas is "getting worse, not better."

After Pearl Harbor: Rare photos from the American home front

 Japan's early morning assault on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, lasted less than two hours, but it took an incredible toll: four battleships sunk, 188 aircraft destroyed, 2,403 Americans killed.

Now who's having trouble with health care signup? Ask Congress

Congress itself is now having so much trouble signing up for the Obamacare exchanges that late Friday the top administrator in the House of Representatives laid out a backup plan in case lawmakers and staff can't get through the process by

Couple kicked out of Nashville malls for wearing Christmas costumes

Nashville, TN (WSMV) -- A couple that was trying to get people in the holiday spirit on Black Friday wound up getting a lump of coal instead.

Get ready for hot-pink coffee makers!

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Pantone, the company that considers itself the authority on colors in consumer trends, announced Thursday that the color of 2014 is ....

SeaWorld frees Willie Nelson from concert contract amid 'Blackfish' controversy

Willie Nelson is the latest act to cancel a concert at Orlando's SeaWorld in the wake of CNN's "Blackfish" documentary. The legendary country singer's decision comes after the Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies pulled the plug on their show at th

The real 'Alpha House': Yes, this is where some Senators actually live

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Paint peeling off the walls. Sheets for curtains. Broken blinds. A mangled wicker chair made settable with a board. An ancient stove with a giant hole.

Sign of hope for stranded whales

In a potentially good sign, 15 to 20 of the pilot whales that have been stranded in shallow water off Florida's Everglades National Park have moved toward deeper water.