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Marijuana advocates hope to rise from 'prohibition'

Turn on a television show or open a magazine in the United States today and you're bound to see someone with a drink in hand -- something unthinkable nearly a century ago.

Facebook Powerball ticket a phony

A ticket of a fake winning Powerball ticket has been circulating on Facebook since Thursday.

'I knew I had to help,' cop says of charity act gone viral

New York police Officer Larry DePrimo's gift of boots to a barefoot homeless man on a cold November night warmed the hearts of America when a candid photo of the act spread on the Internet.

Lawsuit filed in deadly TX parade accident

Two Army veterans and their wives have filed a civil suit against the train company involved in a deadly crash in Midland, Texas.

U.S. Supreme Court looks at whether to take up same-sex marriage

Edith "Edie" Windsor lost her spouse in 2009, her grief compounded by an estate tax bill much larger than other married couples would have to pay.

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital Thursday after being treated for bronchitis, his spokesman said.

Key U.S. official defends use of drones

BOSTON -- In a rare move, National Security Adviser Tom Donilon on Wednesday publicly defended the United States' use of armed drones in the counter-terrorism fight, calling it a "targeted effort." Donilon addressed their controversial deployment

Way out there: U.S. military considered detonating nuclear bomb on the moon

WASHINGTON  -- You could easily skip by it in an archive search: a project titled "A Study of Lunar Research Flights." Its nickname is even more low-brow: "Project A-119."

Way out there: U.S. military considered detonating nuclear bomb on the moon

WASHINGTON  -- You could easily skip by it in an archive search: a project titled "A Study of Lunar Research Flights." Its nickname is even more low-brow: "Project A-119."

You, win the $500M Powerball jackpot? It's not happening

Last March, when the people of America were drooling at the thought of winning a record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot, we poured an icy bucket of mathematical reality over your head: You weren't going to win.