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Christians happier than atheists -- on Twitter

Christians tweet from the heart, atheists from the head, according to a new study.

Paula Deen's business partners vow to support her

Despite a constant drumbeat of big-name companies abandoning Paula Deen this week, a number of enterprises are keeping their partnerships and defending the cook.

150th anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg provides a bigger story

"For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it's still not yet two o'clock on that July afternoon in 1863."

GOP senators caution NFL over Obamacare

The top two Republicans in the Senate cautioned the National Football League against teaming up with the Obama administration to promote the president's controversial health care reform.

Heat won't relent in scorched Southwest

If you think a place called Furnace Creek would be hot in the summer, you're right. The town in California's Death Valley is expected to hit 128 degrees Saturday.

One Fund Boston to distribute nearly $61 million to marathon victims

The One Fund Boston, a nonprofit created to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, has begun distributing nearly $61 million to 232 eligible claimants, the fund said in a news release Saturday.

VIDEO: Daughter arrested after elderly mother found bedridden, covered in maggots

Police near Seattle are shocked by a case of alleged elder abuse and say the scene was like a horror movie. Responding deputies spent about 10 hours decontaminating it in haz-mat suits.

ETX woman indicted, charged with mailing laced letters to President Obama, NYC mayor

A Texas woman has been indicted and charged with mailing ricin-laced letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a U.S. attorney's office in Texas said Friday.

Suspect in Colorado theater killings to wear hidden harness during trial

Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes will wear a hidden harness under his clothes to restrain him during his trial, which will have the largest jury pool in state history.

VIDEO: Supermarket manager takes down suspected thief

A Florida supermarket manager, tired of people stealing from his store, took the law in his own hands. He took down a suspect and it was all caught on tape.