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World's toughest bike race: 12,000 km across Africa

 A group of international cyclists gathered around in the restaurant of Khartoum's old Accropole Hotel and listened attentively to an orientation by the tour's chief coordinator.

U.N. committee on sexual abuse grills Vatican officials

A senior Vatican official acknowledged Thursday there is "no excuse" for child sex abuse, as he and others were grilled by a U.N. committee about the Catholic Church's handling of pedophile priests.

Wanted: Young adults enrolling in Obamacare

Still missing from Obamacare? Enough young people.

Union vote fails at Amazon warehouse

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Delaware rejected a proposal Wednesday evening that would have created the retailer's first union organization in the United States.

Five things you'll pay more and less for this year

From the grocery store to the house for sale on your block, prices are on the move this year. But it's not all bad news. Here are some things you'll pay less for in 2014.

3-year-old is focus of medical marijuana battle

He's only 3 years old, but Landon Riddle is already the focus of a medical marijuana fight in Colorado.

FDA: Acetaminophen doses over 325 mg might lead to liver damage

You're in pain after surgery, and your doctor prescribes you Vicodin, or maybe Percocet. But when you get home, the pain hasn't subsided and you decide to pop some Extra Strength Tylenol.

Free clinics ready to fill Obamacare gaps

A single mother of six, Cherelle Wright brought her 3-month-old daughter to be immunized at Community Advanced Practice Nurses, one free clinic offering medical care to Atlanta's disadvantaged.

Federal judge: Oklahoma ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that an Oklahoma law limiting marriage to heterosexual couples violates the U.S. Constitution, giving yet another victory to same-sex marriage supporters.

NO Jazz Fest announces 2014 lineup

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival announces its lineup for 2014. Now in its 45th year, the festival is scheduled for the weekends of April 25-27 and May 1-4, 2014.