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No spam with this 'Green Eggs and Ham'

Books? Who needs books? Not Dr. Seuss. Oh, my! Could it be a ruse? No, my dear, don't be obtuse. Don't be abstruse. The news this day is no ruse. The news this day may not amuse.

Panel finds State Department did not pay enough attention to overseas diplomats resulting in Benghazi attacks

An independent panel has found the State Department has not overall paid enough attention to overseas security for diplomatic posts and called for it to be elevated in importance, several sources familiar with the matter said.

One mom's yardstick for standing by her Man-ziel

(HLNtv.com) -- Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has had quite a fall from grace since 2012, when he became the first freshman ever to win a Heisman Trophy.

Artist creates faces from DNA left in public

We leave genetic traces of ourselves wherever we go -- in a strand of hair left on the subway or in saliva on the side of a glass at a cafe. So you may want to think twice the next time you spit out your gum or drop a cigarette butt in public.

Toyota recalls 369,000 vehicles

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -- Toyota announced two voluntary recalls Wednesday to fix problems with some of its Highlander Hybrid SUVs and Lexus IS 350 models.

5 things from Senate hearing on Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen.

Polls: Should U.S. launch strikes against Syria?

Two new national polls indicate the same thing: More Americans oppose rather than favor U.S. military strikes against Syria.

10 months later, Hurricane Sandy's 'blessing': Treasures wash ashore

Professed "Jersey girl" Christeena Hockin-Minopetros began collecting sea glass from the New Jersey shore when she was 5.

Pledge of Allegiance Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about The Pledge of Allegiance, a promise of loyalty to the United States.

Obama: Red line on Syria is the world's, not his

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the red line he outlined last year regarding Syria's use of chemical weapons came from international treaties and past congressional action, and now it is time for the international community to ma