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Congressional staff caught in middle of Obamacare dispute

As members of Congress point to problems with HealthCare.gov, lawmakers are scrambling and, in and some cases, sparking cries of hypocrisy over how they'll handle one piece of Obamacare under their control: whether their own staff members should be f

Zombie eyes, sick dogs and weight gain: 5 ways to avoid an unhealthy Halloween

Watching your health this Halloween doesn't have to be scary. Here are five easy things to keep in mind for you and your family to stay happy and healthy this Halloween. 1.

Google 'outraged' by government snooping; NSA chief denies claim

The National Security Agency's director flatly denied a Washington Post report Wednesday that the NSA secretly broke into communications links to Google and Yahoo servers overseas. Army Gen.

Reid: Cruz 2016 nomination would destroy GOP

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says in some ways, he hopes Ted Cruz becomes the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. "If I didn't care so much about our country, I would hope he would get the Republican nomination for president, because tha

After apology, Sebelius subpoenaed over Obamacare website

Out of the political frying pan and into the partisan fire for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. A day after apologizing and taking responsibility for the problem-plagued Obamacare website, Sebelius got subpoenaed on Thursday

Oneida Nation meets with NFL to protest Redskins name

One of the next times owners from the 32 NFL teams will all be in one place is Super Bowl XLVIII in February. Officials from the Oneida Indian Nation have asked to join the big party at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, so they can address the NFL's

Connecticut couple accused of using electric shock collar on a child

A Connecticut couple were arraigned in court Wednesday after being accused of punishing a child with an electric shock collar meant for dogs, according to the Danbury Judicial District Court clerk's office. Danbury police said Eduardo Montanez, 43

Syria has met first chemical weapons destruction deadline, OPCW says

Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons mixing, filling and production facilities, and all of the chemical weapons at inspected sites have been placed under seal, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Thursday.

Finally, Capt. Kirk has his cloaking device

Hey Star Trek fans, how much do you know about Capt. James Kirk? Were you aware that he was born in Bethesda, Maryland, and raised in Hershey, Pennsylvania? That he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy? Doesn't sound familiar?

Kraft cheese products recalled for premature spoiling

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their "Best When Used By" code dates, leading to product discoloration.