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This may be the coldest week of the winter for northern United States

How cold is minus 20 degrees really? Cold enough to freeze an egg sunny-side up. Funda Ray was making breakfast in Hibbing, Minnesota, when she got an idea to demonstrate just how dramatically the temperature had dropped outside.

Obama: 'It is now our generation's task to carry on what ... pioneers began'

President Barack Obama said Monday in his inaugural speech that the nation must come together to meet the challenges of the day, saying: "We are made for this moment, and we will seize it -- so long as we sei

Obama: Let's 'revamp' our taxes

Ronald Reagan did it. George W. Bush did it. On Monday, Barack Obama did it.

Atari U.S. files for bankruptcy, but plays on

The U.S. arm of Atari, the iconic video game company that created "Pong," filed for bankruptcy on Monday.

Grambling band performs for President Obama

The Grambling State Marching Band performed at the National Mall Sunday night for CNN.

The best Inauguration Day tweets

Maybe it didn't have quite the grandeur of President Barack Obama's historic inauguration four years ago. But Monday's Inauguration Day events showcased the pomp and circumstance of the U.S.

Cellphone carriers brace for a nasty quarter

It sounds backwards, but the more smartphones carriers sell, the worse their profit margins get.

49ers and Ravens -- and Harbaugh brothers -- to face off in Super Bowl XLVII

One Harbaugh will win Super Bowl XLVII. Another will lose it.

'Horrific' New Mexico shooting leaves 5 dead; investigators arrest 15-year-old

Sheriff's investigators combed through what one called a "horrific" crime scene Sunday after the shooting deaths of five people, three of them children, at a home outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Why conservatives call MLK their hero

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was called a communist, an outside agitator, and a drum major for righteousness. But now a growing number of people are calling King something else: A conservative icon.