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Who are the best tippers?

Think you tip better than the next guy? A new survey will show you how you compare. Those making more than $100,000 tip taxi drivers the most generously of all income groups, paying roughly 15% on top of a cab fare.

CDC: 6% of teens take psychotropic drugs

The debate around adolescents and psychotropic drug use may be quieted -- ever so slightly -- by new data.

Living without a pulse: Engineering a better artificial heart

The human heart beats 60 to 100 times a minute, more than 86,000 times a day, 35 million times a year. A single beat pushes about 6 tablespoons of blood through the body.

Obama to push for minimum wage hike in economy remarks

The growing gap between rich and poor, and its effect on Americans' ability to achieve their goals, will be President Barack Obama's focus Wednesday as more attention falls on the plight of low-wage workers, according to White House off

African artifacts net $23,000 in Goodwill auction

Thank you for shopping at Goodwill, your total is $23,472. That is a line most thrifty shoppers will never hear. Maybe $23.47, but certainly not 23 grand.

Storm's 1-2-3 punch: Frigid, snowy and icy

Yes, it happens every year -- the snow and the cold. After all, it is winter, or least late, pre-winter. But how's this for a change in the weather?

Same Sex Marriage Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about same-sex marriage in the United States and worldwide.

Landrieu under attack for filibuster vote

A conservative group says it's spending six figures over the next two weeks to run a TV commercial in Louisiana that criticizes Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu over her support of Presidential Barack Obama's judicial nominees.

Bidding for Jesse Owens' 1936 gold medal tops $200,000

It is one of the most important medals in Olympics history. In 1936 Jesse Owens won it and three others at the Berlin Games, spoiling Adolf Hitler's planned showcase of Aryan superiority.

Montana judge defends former teacher's one-month sentence for rape of teen

A Montana judge is defending his decision to sentence a former teacher to 31 days in jail for raping a 14-year-old student.