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Immigration reform passes key Senate test

The Senate signaled its support on Monday for a bipartisan measure strengthening border security in the comprehensive "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill, a sweeping blueprint that promises to overhaul America's immigration po

Hey y'all, Paula Deen loses another major sponsor after admitting to using racial slur

Paula Deen has lost another major sponsor. Smithfield Foods has terminated its contract with the celebrity chef after she admitted using a racial slur. Her comments became public in a lawsuit deposition.

Another 787 Dreamliner diverted for mechanical problem

A United Airlines 787 Dreamliner was diverted early Sunday due to a mechanical problem, the third such incident for Dreamliners in six days.

Start the countdown! Twinkies return to shelves July 15

Good news Twinkies fans, your beloved snack is due back on shelves on July 15.

The Zimmerman trial: What you need to know

"Good morning. 'F*****g punks, these a**holes all get away.'"

Justices to rule on Obama recess appointments

President Obama's recess appointments to a federal agency-- made without Senate confirmation-- will be reviewed by the Supreme Court, a major constitutional test of executive power.

5 things to know about marijuana in the U.S.

There appears to be a shift in the United States in favor of relaxing marijuana laws. Making pot legal, supporters say, can simultaneously provide relief for the sick and poke a hole in the operations of drug cartels.

Transgender first-grader wins the right to use girls' restroom

 A transgender first-grader who was born a boy but identifies as a girl has won the right to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado school.

Wallenda walks fine line high above river gorge

His high-wire walk didn't start well. Perched on a 2-inch-thick metal cable, 1,500 feet in the air, daredevil Nik Wallenda spat on his hands and wiped the soles of his moccasins.

The Zimmerman trial: What you need to know

Opening statements begin Monday in the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder.