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8-year-old girl found dead in Florida; man faces charges

The body of an 8-year-old girl who was abducted Friday night from a Walmart in Jacksonville, Florida, was discovered Saturday morning, police said.

5 things to know about marijuana in the U.S.

There appears to be a shift in the United States in favor of relaxing marijuana laws. Making pot legal, supporters say, can simultaneously provide relief for the sick and poke a hole in the operations of drug cartels.

4 stocks I'm buying to ride U.S. energy boom

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that there is a major U.S. energy boom going on now.

Nelson Mandela in critical condition, South Africa's presidency says

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is now in critical condition, officials said. Mandela's condition worsened in the past 24 hours, the South African president's office said, citing Mandela's medical team.

CDC: HPV rates down more than expected

Cases of human papillomavirus (HPV) have significantly decreased since the advent of the HPV vaccine in 2006, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and numbers have outpaced even their greatest predictions.

Celeb chef Paula Deen admits using racial slur in deposition

Celebrity chef Paula Deen denies she's ever told racial jokes, but she did acknowledge using the "N" word, according to her deposition in a lawsuit.

Up in the sky, look: It's Supermoon!

The heavens will deliver a rare treat to moonstruck romantics and werewolves Sunday who rise before the sun. A feat of lunar synchronicity will create a Supermoon.

Farm failure bill portends problems for immigration in the House

Momentum in the Senate may be building for passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill after a border security deal was announced this week, but House GOP opposition to immigration legislation remains the biggest roadblock to a bill gett

U.S. seeks Snowden extradition in NSA leaks case

The United States has contacted authorities in Hong Kong to seek the extradition of Edward Snowden, the man who admitted leaking top-secret details about U.S. surveillance programs, a senior U.S. administration official said Saturday.

VIDEO: Intoxicated 13-year-old leads cops on chase

A 13-year-old boy stole his grandmother's car and led police on a chase and it was all caught on video.