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We know it can kill us: Why people still smoke

Smoking can kill you. We've known that for at least 50 years -- and yet millions still smoke, and thousands more pick up the habit every year.

The truth behind Obamacare 6 million figure

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Obama administration is trumpeting that 6 million people have health coverage thanks to Obamacare.

The real low-wage issue: Not enough hours

Low wages has become the raging issue of the day, sparking protests and discussions nationwide. But dig a little deeper, and workers say another problem is gnawing at their paychecks: not getting enough hours at work.

Studio, actors to discuss 'Fast & Furious' future, Vin Diesel says

The key players in the "Fast & Furious" series meet Friday to discuss the future of the movie franchise, star Vin Diesel said.

Times Square group to seek regulation of costumed characters

The head of a group that promotes Times Square said Friday that he will lobby the new mayor to regulate dozens of costumed characters who inhabit the popular tourist destination after the arrest on sex abuse charges of a man dressed as Woody fr

Golden Globes 2014: Who should win vs. who will win

Oscar nominations remain to be announced, but it's already time to predict what will happen at the Golden Globes this Sunday. Who will win? Who should win?

New robotic bartender mixes up cocktails

If you've ever been at a crowded bar or a packed party, you have probably waited a long time for a drink.

OutKast will reunite at Coachella 2014

We love it when an awesome rumor turns out to be true. As suspected, OutKast will indeed reunite at Coachella 2014, headlining the three-day music festival in Indio, California, along with Muse and Arcade Fire.

11 extreme weather records

An escaped jail inmate turned himself in just so that he could warm up -- that's how cold the U.S. has been this week.

Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics by the numbers

The 22nd Winter Olympic Games open in Sochi, Russia, in less than a month. Here's a look at some key facts and figures related to what appears will be among the most expensive Olympics ever.