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Why we celebrate International Women's Day

The calendar is overflowing with occasions to mark. It seems like there's a special day for almost everything.

20 fun and useful new mobile apps

With a flood of new mobile apps seemingly hitting the market every day, it's sometimes hard to keep up with everything that's out there.

Study links gun laws and lower gun mortality

States with the most gun laws experienced a lower overall mortality rate from firearms than did states with the fewest laws, researchers in Boston reported in a study published Wednesday.

What's next? Chavez's death leaves many questions

Thousands of Venezuelans are expected to line the streets Wednesday morning as Hugo Chavez's remains are taken from the military hospital where he died to the Fuerte Tiuna Military Academy in Caracas.

Knives on planes

Small pocketknives and an array of sporting equipment -- banned from aircraft cabins in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks -- will once again be allowed in U.S.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a long battle with cancer, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday. In a national broadcast, Maduro said Chavez died Tuesday at 4:25 p.m. (3:55 p.m. ET).

Atheist group apologizes for misquoting Palin, but defends billboard's intent

An atheist group that misquoted former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a billboard in Texas is apologizing to the Republican and correcting the mistake. But it continues to defend the "intent and context" of the effort.

Welcome to the year of the comet (we hope)

First a meteor exploded over Russia, followed closely by an asteroid fly-by. Now, two comets are expected to put on a naked-eye spectacle for sky watchers in the Northern Hemisphere.

FOX Announces Season Finale and Summer Premiere Dates

FOX is announcing season finale dates and premiere dates for its summer programs.

Benedict XVI quits Vatican City for last time as pope

Amid pomp and ceremony, Benedict XVI left Vatican City Thursday for the last time as pope, ahead of his historic resignation as leader of the world's Catholics.