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Why Occupy Wall Street fizzled

It's been two years since the launch of Occupy Wall Street, the New York-based social movement that quickly spread to encompass headline-grabbing protests around the globe.

Winklevoss twins: Bitcoins better than gold

Tyler Winklevoss, one half of the duo known in popular culture as the Winklevii, thinks that the cybercurrency Bitcoin may be a better long-term bet than gold.

'Dads' offends before it even airs on TV

Is the new Fox series "Dads" a dud? According to many of the critics who have reviewed the new sitcom from executive producer Seth MacFarlane, the answer is yes.

Untreatable infections: CDC sets threat levels for drug-resistant bacteria

Health officials have been warning us about antibiotic overuse and bacteria resistance for a long time. But today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sounding the alarm in a new way.

Father uses a little embarrassment to teach son a big lesson

One Louisiana father used a little public humiliation to teach his son an important lesson over the weekend.

Top officials escaped blame for Benghazi, new congressional report

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A commission that investigated last year's terror attack on the U.S.

Obama pressures conservative Republicans over possible shutdown

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- With two weeks and counting until the federal government runs out of money, President Barack Obama is turning up the heat on a group of congressional Republicans threatening to shut down the government over their opposition to the

Half-mast or half-staff: Protocol in times of tragedy

Following Monday's deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, President Barack Obama ordered all flags on U.S.

Navy Yard shooting: AR-15, back in the news -- briefly

It has been called the most popular rifle in America, and it briefly returned to the spotlight after Monday's shooting at the Navy Yard: the AR-15. A U.S.

Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent

She's the second consecutive New York beauty queen to take the Miss America title, but she's the first Indian-American to wear the national crown -- er, tiara -- atop her perfectly coiffed head.