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Liberals: Obama alone could raise minimum wage for many

Just do it, Mr. President. If Congress won't raise the federal minimum wage, you can. At least for people who work for companies that get federal contracts, subcontracts and grants.

Man once called the 'Revenge Porn King' indicted

Hunter Moore was once dubbed the "most hated man on the Internet" and the "Revenge Porn King." But now the brash Californian is at risk of getting a new title. A felon.

Consumer Reports: Too many sodas contain potential carcinogen

A chemical found in many sodas may be dangerous to your health, Consumer Reports says. And no, it's not sugar (this time).

U.S. proposes new crash test for car seats

The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed new tests and standards that would for the first time require child safety seats protect occupants from side-impact crashes.

What's with this wacky weather? Hot is cold and cold is hot

What's with this wacky weather? It's so cold in Florida that farmers joke the oranges are squeezing themselves to stay warm. But Alaska is so warm that a ski resort's been forced to close.

Real 'Wolf of Wall Street' talks about lowest moment

The Wolf of Wall Street is a hit at the box office. Leonardo Dicaprio plays the role of Jordan Belfort, the real-life “Wolf of Wall Street.” Belfort spoke with CNN,

Purdue shooting suspect surrenders after allegedly killing fellow student

A gunman shot and killed another man Tuesday inside Purdue University's electrical engineering building, spurring worried students to scramble into the bitter cold outside for safety.

Small cars get crushed in crash tests

Many of the smallest cars sold in America did very poorly in a challenging crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Some states hit harder by flu this year

Five more states reported widespread flu activity during the second week of January, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bringing the total to 40 states.

Trying to lose weight? Eat, don't skip meals

Skipping meals may seem like a good weight loss strategy, but it can actually backfire. If you battle with your weight, remember this: eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.