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Tornadoes tear through Indiana, Illinois
Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, killing at least six people and causing significant damage in dozens of towns in Indiana and Illinois.
Tornado wary schools get money for shelters
The tragic deaths of seven elementary school students in an EF-5 tornado in May 2013 inspired the creation of a non-profit group that is raising money to build safe rooms and shelters in Oklahoma's schools. The group is giving $500,000 to schools in the suburb where those students were killed.
VIDEO: World's oldest animal, 507-year-old clam, discovered and killed
Researchers at Bangor University accidentally killed the world's oldest creature, Ming, a deep ocean clam believed to be 507 years old when they were trying to figure out how old it was.
VIDEO: Obama aims to 'fix' health plan cancellations
President Barack Obama is moving to let insurance companies keep selling policies that don't meet his overhaul's minimum standards. He's also acknowledging his administration badly fumbled the rollout of his signature domestic program.
VIDEO: Typhoon aid operation speeds up
U.S. troops are installing runway lights and equipment in the devastated Philippine city of Tacloban's airport, so aid can be delivered around the clock.
What it's like to have your food stamps cut?
On Nov. 1, the largest cuts in the history of our country's food stamp program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, went into effect when the increase ordained by the 2009 economic stimulus package expired.
Five myths about John F. Kennedy
Most everyone who was alive on Nov. 22, 1963, remembers where they were when they heard that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. JFK was the youngest elected U.S. president and the youngest to die.
Thanksgiving design: A room that dresses for dinner
If you're hosting a Thanksgiving gathering for the extended family, you'll want to set a table that's refined and elegant but not too fussy.
Stop-and-frisk led to few convictions, state study finds
The New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practices, ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge who was subsequently removed from the case, have led to convictions just 3 percent of the time, the state attorney general's office found.
Supreme Court weighs drug dealer's culpability in user's death
The Supreme Court considered a case Tuesday in which a number of justices seemed to believe that the government must prove more before a drug dealer gets the enhanced penalties the law prescribes "if death or serious bodily injury results from the use" of the illicit drugs.
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