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Catholic school teacher fired for 'violating' school's relationship guidelines

Carla Hale was fired after 19 years of teaching at the school after her partner's name appeared in her mother's obituary.

VIDEO: FBI searches Boston bombing suspect's widow's home

On Monday, FBI agents visited the Rhode Island family home of Katherine Russell. She is the widow of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

13-year-old quadruple amptuee seeks to help Boston bombing victims

A 13-year-old Florida boy, who nearly lost his life five years ago, wants to help Boston Marathon bombing victims. Seventh grader, Michael Stolzenberg contracted a rare bacterial infection.

Study finds criminal record not too harmful to NFL hopefuls

With not one, but two arrests under their belt for this week, some of LSU’s top football players have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

NBA player reveals he is gay, 1st openly gay athlete in 4 major US sports

Jason Collins, who played with the NBA's Washington Wizards this season, has disclosed that he is gay, making him the first openly homosexual athlete in the four major American pro team sports.

Obama: 'Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere'

President Barack Obama on Friday chided recent state efforts to enact tougher abortion laws and became the first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood when he spoke at a gala for the group.

When religious beliefs become evil: 4 signs

An angry outburst at a mosque. The posting of a suspicious YouTube video. A friendship with a shadowy imam.

1 World Trade Center will soon be tallest building in Western Hemisphere

Construction crews at the 16-acre World Trade Center site will bring the final two sections of a 408-foot spire to the top of One World Trade Center on Monday morning.

Stocks on track to cap 4th month of gains in 2013

Central bankers are a closely watched lot. This week, when the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting kicks off Tuesday, it will be no different.

Obama gives as good as he gets at 'Nerd Prom'

President Barack Obama spared few from his zingers at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner -- including himself.