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Juneteenth: Where to honor the end of slavery

Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger of the Union Army announced to the assembled crowd at Ashton Villa in Galveston, Texas, "In accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free."

'Fatness is a political issue,' professor says

The U.S. obesity crisis is no secret - people around the country are getting fatter and it's costing us billions.

U.S. now has top supercomputer

America is back on top in the race to claim ownership of the world's most powerful supercomputer.

'Rock of Ages' flops at the box office

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) – “Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted” topped the box office this weekend and "Rock of Ages" flops.

McCain slams Adelson's 'foreign money'

The influx of cash to Mitt Romney's campaign operation from billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson doesn't sit well with Sen. John McCain, a Romney supporter and longtime advocate of campaign finance reform.

The Web's most sought-after new domain name is...

The Internet's domain system will soon grow astronomically to include .lol, .apple and .golf, but those weren't the most sought-after prizes.

New sleeping pill aids in patients sleeping longer

A new type of sleep drug is helping patients fall asleep faster and stay dreaming longer.

Unbelieving preachers get help to 'come out' as open atheists

Jerry DeWitt entered the ministry when he was 17, launching a 25-year career as a Pentecostal preacher. He traveled all around his home state of Louisiana, preaching and ministering wherever he could.

Cafeteria workers win right to eat expired food at their own risk

While some New Yorkers are fighting for their right to drink sugary beverages, unionized cafeteria workers in a small Western Pennsylvania school district have fought for - and won - their right to eat expired foods.

Four fathers have lunch with the President

In honor of the upcoming Father's Day weekend, President Obama had lunch today with four fathers.