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Experts advise parents to put down the smartphone at mealtime

You’ve seen it before: Parents using cell phones while their children vie for their attention. Now a new study suggests these behaviors can be seen often at mealtime -- an important time for child-caregiver interactions.

World Wide Web turns 25 this month

It was 1993 when David Wood got his first look at the World Wide Web.

How marijuana affects your body

The new legalized marijuana industry is big business. Doctor Sanjay Gupta is taking an in-depth look at the effects of the drug, which is used to treat several illnesses.

NJ law charges drug dealers with homicide if client overdoses

Drug dealers beware: If a client of yours overdoses and dies in the state of New Jersey, prosecutors there may charge you in the death.

New England monks brew beer that critics love

A group of Massachusetts monks take to brewing and selling beer as a way to make ends meet. The monks at St. Joseph’s abbey in spencer have a taste for being self-sufficient.

Comedian Zach Galifianakis interviews President Obama

President Obama took his message of health care for all to a cult internet comedy show, in an effort to get young people to sign up for Obamacare.

Republicans hit Landrieu over climate change talk-a-thon

Nearly 30 senators staged an overnight debate on the Senate floor Monday night through Tuesday morning, trying to bring attention to what they say is a dire need to combat climate change with legislative action.

Report: Cancer will be No. 1 killer in U.S.

In 16 years, cancer will become the leading cause of death in the United States, surpassing heart disease, according to a new report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

FBI offers $20,000 for return of missing toddler Myra Lewis

More than a week ago, a 2-year-old girl with a wide grin and butterfly barrettes in her hair vanished in Mississippi. Authorities hope she's still alive, and are offering a $20,000 reward for her return.

Colorado gets $2 million from marijuana taxes in January

 Colorado raked in about $2 million from taxes on recreational marijuana in January, the first month it was legal to sell non-medicinal pot in the state. State officials say the numbers came in as expected.