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2013 year in review

Here is a look back at the events of 2013. Notable U.S. Events: January 1 - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Maryland. January 2 - President Barack Obama signs a bill that averts the "fiscal cliff."

Help for homeless college students

As the number of homeless college students grows, schools, aid organizations and advocates from across the country are taking steps to help.

Nike+ Fuelband SE: What wearables should be

The Nike+ Fuelband SE isn't perfect, but the activity tracker is the closest realization yet of what a wearable device should be.

Insanely pricey New Year's Eve parties

Even if your New Year's resolution is to spend money more wisely, there's still time for one more splurge on New Year's eve.

Final bow: Actor Joseph Ruskin is dead at 89

Joseph Ruskin, who acted in 25 films and 124 television shows, died of natural causes in a Santa Monica, California, hospital Saturday, SAG-AFTRA announced Tuesday. Ruskin was 89.

More than 2 million covered under Obamacare

More than 2 million people will have health insurance under Obamacare at the start of 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday.

Arkansas governor asks for lieutenant governor's resignation

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, has asked Republican Lieutenant Gov. Mark Darr, the state's second in command, to resign over campaign finance impropriety.

Pot sellers expect big turnout in Colorado for 1st day of sales

A licensed weed retailer in Colorado says her stores could run of out marijuana on New Year's Day, when it becomes legal to sell recreational pot under state law.

Female WWII pilots to be honored with float in Rose Parade

As a young woman growing up just miles from O'Hare Airport outside of Chicago, Lorraine Rodgers was fascinated with aviation.

Gas prices down in '13, set to go lower in '14

 Drivers fueled up for the lowest price in three years during 2013, according to AAA, and even lower prices are expected in 2014.