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Republicans see shift in party ahead of same-sex marriage arguments

Republicans on Sunday described cracks appearing in their party's long-held opposition to same-sex marriage, an issue set to gain renewed attention when the Supreme Court hears arguments on its legality this week.

No post-Sandy reopening in sight for Ellis Island

The National Park Service announced that there is no projected reopening date for New York's iconic Ellis Island due to extensive damage it sustained during Superstorm Sandy last October.

From Mousketeer to megastar: The rise of Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is an Entertainer. That's JT, with a capital "E": Everyman, Everything and Everywhere right now.

Another Earth called a 'certainty'

Sara Seager is a professor of physics and planetary science at MIT. She works on exoplanets, which orbit stars other than the sun.

No carry-on luggage? Please board now

No carry-on luggage? No problem.

Obama tours Petra on last stop of Middle East tour

U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up his trip to the Middle East on Saturday with a walking tour of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.

FAA to close 149 regional airport control towers, spare 40 others

The FAA on Friday announced it will close 149 regional airport control towers because of forced spending cuts -- sparing 40 others that the FAA had been expected to shutter.

Hip-hop highs: Long on lyrics, short on rehab

Lil Wayne is down on drugs - for others. For himself, well, it's a different story.

Design flaw, human errors blamed for Super Bowl blackout

A combination of technical and communication failures contributed to the partial power outage that disrupted this year's Super Bowl, an independent analysis has determined, utility Entergy New Orleans said Thursday.

Focus on Colorado parolee in prison chief's slaying

Colorado investigators are in Decatur, Texas, Friday morning eager to examine evidence found in a black Cadillac whose driver might have been involved in Tuesday's slaying of Colorado's prison system chief.