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D.C. drama is a 'House of Cards'

What do Hillary Clinton, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz have in common? It's the characteristics they share with "House of Cards" characters.

President Barack Obama marks his sixth Presidents Day in office

As President Barack Obama marks his sixth Presidents Day in office, his approval ratings remain near the lowest of his presidency.

Reality show snake-handling preacher dies -- of snakebite

A Kentucky pastor who starred in a reality show about snake-handling in church has died -- of a snakebite. Jamie Coots died Saturday evening after refusing to be treated, Middleborough police said.

Woman accused in Craigslist slaying tells newspaper: I've killed lots of others

A Pennsylvania woman charged in the November slaying of a man she and her husband met through Craigslist has told a newspaper that she killed many more victims, and authorities told CNN Sunday they are investigating the woman's shocking cla

8 favorite weekend moments at the Sochi Olympics

It was a weekend packed with drama and record-setting scores in Sochi. Here's a look at some of the highlights: Dutch speed skaters rule the rink

2 missing skiers found dead after Colorado avalanche

Two skiers missing after a weekend avalanche in the Colorado mountains were found dead Sunday, authorities said.

Groupon discounts U.S. history, declares Alexander Hamilton president

Beware learning American history through Groupon promotions. Contrary to what the online coupon company claims, Alexander Hamilton was never a U.S. president.

1-800-Flowers botches Valentine's Day - and apology, too

Two days after Valentine's Day, 1-800-Flowers was still apologizing to customers whose flowers and candy never showed up.

Radiation alarm at New Mexico nuclear disposal plant spurs air shutoff

An alarm late Friday night indicating higher than usual levels of airborne radiation led to a first-of-its-kind response at a nuclear disposal facility outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico, an Energy Department spokesman told CNN.