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Boehner re-elected House speaker

Rep. John Boehner was voted by his colleagues into another term as House speaker Thursday despite receiving harsh criticism from some conservatives over his handling of the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.

Viral picture: Unborn baby grasps doctor's finger

As any mother can tell you, giving birth can be a blur. But every so often, a picture brings it into crystal-clear focus. Such an image is getting a lot of attention online.

FBI gun background checks hit record highs

The FBI performed nearly 2.8 million background checks on people wanting to buy guns in December, a record month that capped a record year.

'Tennessee Waltz' singer Patti Page dies at 85

CNN Has confirmed that musical performer Patti Page died on New Years Day in Encintas, CA at the age of 85.

Shooting at New Year's Eve fireworks show kill 2 in California

A shooting at a New Year's Eve fireworks show in Sacramento, California, where thousands had gathered, killed two people and wounded at least three others, police said.

Doctors urged to join gun debate

he shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14 has compelled the editors of the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine to call on other physicians to become active participants in the discussion about g

Back to work! Re-entering the job market in the New Year

"He doesn't remember you wearing a T-shirt and yoga pants covered in baby spit-up."

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?