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Top science and space stories of 2013

It has been a thrilling year of discovery in many areas of science, but also a sobering time -- federal funding cuts threaten the future of innovation, and rising carbon dioxide levels foreshadow environmental and health challenges linked to cl

CA Man Wakes from Coma, Gets Married

Love knows no bounds; a terrifying fall, months-long coma and on-going therapy couldn't stop a Sacramento couple from tying the knot on Christmas Day.

MA top court strikes down life without parole for juveniles

The highest court in Massachusetts Tuesday struck down down life sentences without parole for juveniles as unconstitutional, ruling that applying such sentences against minors was "strikingly similar, in many respects, to the death penalty

From 2013 to 1963: Looking back at a pivotal year

This year marked the 50th anniversary of one of the most pivotal years in American history, from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the historic "I Have a Dream" speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Eat This List: 2014 food trend predictions

This is the sixteenth installment of "Eat This List" -- a semi-regularly recurring list of things chefs, farmers, writers and other food experts think you ought to know about.

Feds: 'Knockout' attack was a hate crime

A man charged with a federal hate crime in connection with a "knockout" assault against an elderly black man appears in court Friday afternoon for a detention hearing.

Alabama lawmaker to propose legislation backing 'Duck Dynasty' star

The controversial comments about homosexuality made by "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson have come up in conversations across the country in the past two weeks and may make its way to the Alabama state legislature next month.

Eight disappearing tax breaks

Dozens of popular tax breaks are on the verge of disappearing. Credits and deductions benefiting everyone from teachers and students to homeowners are scheduled to expire at the end of the year, unless Congress extends them.

How to keep holiday left overs safe

Part of the fun of the holidays is eating the big family meal and enjoying the delicious left overs. Following some simple rules can keep our food safe

CNN Poll: GOP has edge in early midterm indicator

Democrats have lost their advantange and Republicans now have a slight edge in the battle for control of Congress, according to a new national poll.