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It's 2015: Is weed legal in your state?

On Mondays, the Denver Kush Club in Colorado runs a special on various strains of recreational marijuana.

1 million expected to lose food stamps as economy improves

A side effect of the improving economy: About 1 million needy people will lose food stamp benefits starting this fall.

NASA stuns with new image of 'Pillars of Creation'

NASA has come out with a new image that could become one of its most iconic ever. The Hubble Space Telescope revisited the so-called "Pillars of Creation," which the space agency describes as "three giant columns of cold gas bathed in the scorch

3 men in custody in shooting of NYPD officers, source says

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Obama threatens veto of Keystone bill

President Barack Obama will veto the Keystone XL bill if Congress passes a measure green-lighting the oil pipeline, White House press secretary Josh Earnest announced on Tuesday.

John Boehner re-elected as Speaker of the House

John Boehner was elected to a third term as Speaker of the House of Representatives on Tuesday after a tense floor vote that saw a remarkably large chunk of his own party attempt to remove him.

Brutally Honest: Is it OK to spy on your kids?

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Louisiana couple dies hours apart after 73 years of marriage

Like a page out of "The Notebook," a Lafayette couple's love proved till death do us part is not just a phrase. After spending 73 years together, a husband and wife passed away just hours apart.

Happy 70th Wedding Anniversary, Mr. President

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Seven decades -- or 490 dog years -- is a lifetime for some and surely feels like many lifetimes for anyone married that long. On Tuesday, President George H.W.

Girl Scouts reveal new cookie flavors for 2015

Just in time to thwart that New Year's resolution to eat healthier, the Girl Scouts announced today they will offer three new cookie varieties for 2015.