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Severe air pollution forces China school to build recess dome

Beijing has been suffering through a rare orange level warning for pollution in recent days. It’s the government's second-worst rating.

'About 20' cases of polio-like illness found in California

"About 20" cases of a polio-like syndrome have been identified in California children over the past 18 months, a Stanford University researcher says.

Jindal, Malloy spar after White House meeting

Red-state/blue-state rancor flared on Monday outside the White House between two governors - one with potential presidential aspirations.

The polar vortex strikes again, but only a little

Just like in the movies, the sequel just never lives up to the original.

Consumer Watch: start saving now

After scaling back in the wake of the recession, it appears Americans are back to their old ways. Consumer debt is climbing and for many households, debt outweighs savings.

WWII vet finally recieves medals after 69 years

A World War II veteran finally received his medals of honor, nearly 70 years after he was injured in the battle for Iwo Jima.

Taco Bell launches new breakfast menu, McDonald's rethinks morning hours

McDonald's and Taco Bell are cracking some eye-opening changes in the drive-thru lane.

NFL thinks about in-game penalties for racial slurs

  In European soccer, the punishment for racially abusing an opponent is a 10-match ban. In American football, the same offense could result in the offending team being penalized 15 yards.

Jason Collins signs with Nets, becomes NBA's first openly gay player

Jason Collins became the first openly gay man in the NBA when he signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.

Defense Department will reduce Army to pre-WW II size

The Department of Defense plans to scale down the nation's Army to its pre-World War II size and do away with an entire class of Air Force attack jets in an attempt to cut military spending, which mushroomed after the attacks of September 1