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Mark Zuckerberg calls Obama to complain about NSA

  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said he called President Obama to express frustration about the government's spying and hacking programs.

Obama signs executive order to qualify more workers for overtime pay

Current rules governing overtime pay are "wrong," President Barack Obama said Thursday as he signed an order directing his administration to reexamine how employees are paid for working more than 40 hours per week.

Boehner invites Pope to address Congress

House Speaker John Boehner marked Pope Francis' first anniversary Thursday by extending an open invitation to him to address a joint meeting of Congress.

U.S. Postal Service to realease Jimi Hendrix stamp

Jimi Hendrix gets his own 'Forever' stamp By Jimi Hendrix fans have something to celebrate.

J.J. Abrams searching for lead role in new 'Star Wars'

Could one of these faces be the future lead of J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII"?

New app lets you speed-read 'Harry Potter' in an hour

Social media and tech blogs have been ablaze with hype about a new speed-reading technology called Spritz.

Employees sue McDonald's for wage left in 3 states

McDonald's workers filed seven class-action lawsuits in New York, California and Michigan Thursday over wage theft violations.

Amid search for the missing in NYC blast, friends, loved ones reflect on those killed

 In the mid-March chill Thursday, the victims and their stories continued emerging as firefighters ferreted through the piles of bricks and wreckage on the East Harlem block where a powerful explosion and fire leveled two buildings.

FDNY searching rubble of collapsed building for missing persons

More than 24-hours later, smoke is still rising from the scene of Wednesday’s massive explosion in Manhattan’s east Harlem area. It leveled two, five-story apartment buildings.

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek gets revenge on Conan O'Brien

Don't cross "Jeopardy" master Alex Trebek.