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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.

Drag racing called possible factor in 'Fast & Furious' actor Paul Walker's death

Drag racing may have been involved in the fiery crash that killed "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker on Saturday, an investigator said Monday.

New York train derails; 'gravel came flying up,' survivor says

Even though the train was careening around a curve, Amanda Swanson felt the wreck in slow motion.

Administration says to expect higher November enrollment

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- November insurance plan enrollment on the federal HealthCare.gov website is expected to be higher than the previous month's numbers, the Obama administration said Monday.

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

Montana is fighting to get a former teacher back behind bars after he served only a month for raping a 14-year-old girl.

$1 coins: Unwanted, unloved and out of currency

To all the great mysteries of life, add this: Why is the lowly, tarnished penny so revered, and the shiny $1 coin so reviled? Pennies proliferate. They fill our pockets. Our jars runneth over.

Cyber Monday serves up travel deals

Hate to stand in long lines on Black Friday? After getting your fill of Thanksgiving turkey, go online instead. Cyber Monday, December 2, isn't just for toys and electronics.