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Minimum wage: Congress stalls, states act

Odds remain low that Congress will raise the $7.25 federal minimum wage anytime soon.

Random online friendship helps man lose nearly 400lbs

  Inspiration can come from unlikely places. Brian Flemming found the will to change his life in a drawing game.

Beyonce, Jay Z announce joint summer tour

Cue the screams: One of the hardest-working couples in show business is headed on tour. On Monday, Jay Z and Beyonce announced a joint summer trek that will take them to 16 cities throughout North America, starting in June.

Majority in Colorado say legal marijuana good

Most voters in the first state to legalize recreational marijuana say the move was good for their state, according to a new poll.

'Chaos' reigns as deadly tornadoes slam several states

A brutal band of severe weather battered the central Plains and mid-South late Sunday, killing at least 16 people in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma.

Cameron Diaz's guide to success

"It's a funny thing," Cameron Diaz recently told CNN of her career. "When you just leave your doors open, things come in."

How to overcome exercise excuses

The centers for disease control and prevention says a combination of muscle-strengthening exercises and aerobic is ideal.

Consumer guide for buying the right streaming TV device

When Amazon released its Fire TV system this month, it propelled the company into the increasingly competitive marketplace of devices that stream Web content into the living room.

TX program helps veterans, seniors find jobs

A government-funded job program called, the Senior Community Service Employment Program provides job training opportunities for seniors and vetearns.

How to keep from starving at weddings

To hear the bride tell it, all the guests should have left stuffed.