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Why bullying is hard to ban from the workplace

Workplace bullies can cost companies a lot of money and it takes both a physical and an emotional toll on those affected; but there haven't been many updates to workplace laws when it comes to bullying.

Alaska closer to becoming 3rd state to legalize recreational marijuana

Marijuana prohibition laws are slowly going up in smoke. An Alaska citizens' group is pushing to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make it the third state to do so after Colorado and Washington.

Poll: Majority support for extending jobless benefits

As a push to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed faces an uncertain future in Congress, a new national poll indicates majority support for a three-month extension.

Polar vortex leaves nasty surprises, still grips northern Midwest

As it continued its northward retreat, the arctic blast still held sway over the upper Midwest, where it bore down with below-zero lows early Thursday.

Full House star says she's 'submissive' to her husband

"Full House" star Candace Cameron Bure has written a book that is sure to get women talking -- though perhaps not in the way she anticipated.

Possible Velveeta shortage looms

Bad news sports fans: Some store shelves are running low on Velveeta, right during a prime season for the popular processed cheese, according to a company spokeswoman.

American mom wants European M&Ms

What gives M&Ms their bright colors? That depends on which country you're in.

Weather: South paw to wallop polar vortex back up to Canada

Soon, it will be time to strike up an old fight song and send the iceman packing: "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye!"

Satanists unveil design for statehouse statue

Satanists have unveiled a proposed design for a statue at the Oklahoma state Capitol, including a place for people to sit on the devil's lap "for inspiration and contemplation."

Wilder weather, smaller losses in 2013

The world's weather was wilder than normal in 2013 but improved warning systems and defenses meant the cost of the damage was lower than in recent years.