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Game for students aims to make Congress serious fun

These days, both violent video games and Congress have come under fire in the media and the court of public opinion, albeit for different reasons.

New tax refund loans carry sky-high fees and rates

A new breed of pricey tax refund loans is cropping up this tax season.

Duchess's 'slip' prompts speculation royal baby is a girl

British newspapers are abuzz with speculation that Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine is expecting a girl after a member of the public reported hearing what seemed to be a hint that a daughter is on the way.

Priest abuse victims' group blacklists 12 cardinals for pope

A group representing survivors of sexual abuse by priests named a "Dirty Dozen" list of cardinals it said would be the worst candidates for pope based on their handling of child sex abuse claims.

Trial of NY cop charged in alleged cannibalism plot nears jury

NEW YORK (CNN) -- With just one day of direct testimony and three witnesses, the defense has rested in the trial of a New York police officer accused of conspiring to abduct women in a cannibalism plot.

Snow storm that plastered Chicago reaches DC

A storm that set snowfall records in Chicago arrived in Washington, D.C. early Wednesday. It filled the sky with flakes, but with temperatures well above freezing, little of the white should accumulate for long.

'Dexter' to air last season in June

It's been rumored that "Dexter's" eighth season was going to be its last, and it seemed to be confirmed on Monday.

New Samsung Galaxy phone might be controlled by your eyes

Samsung's next Galaxy smartphone might be controlled by nothing more than the user's eyes, according to a new report in advance of its March 14 unveiling.

National Rifle Association to sponsor NASCAR race in Texas

The National Rifle Association will sponsor the NASCAR Sprint Cup event in Texas on April 13, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage announced Monday. The race will be called the NRA 500 and will be run during prime time.

Trial: Graphic photos, how-to-kidnap searches found on computer used by cop

Graphic violent sexual photographs and evidence of web searches on how to kidnap and cook women were found in the computer account belonging to a New York City police officer accused of conspiring to abduct women in a cannibalism plot, accordin