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GOP retains grip on House

Republicans kept a lock on the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday's voting, a crucial victory after the party failed to wrest away the presidency from Barack Obama or the Senate from the Democrats.

Cold brings fresh misery to Sandy victims, many still without power

More than a week after Superstorm Sandy devastated the New York metropolitan area, some commuters will regain some sense of normalcy Wednesday morning.

Same-sex marriage wins first-ever ballot box approval

For the first time, same-sex marriage has been approved by a popular vote in the United States. Voters in Maryland and Maine passed referendums by narrow margins cementing the right for people to marry, regardless of gender.

Obama takes key battlegrounds to win re-election

President Barack Obama rode a wave of broad support from moderates, women and minorities to win re-election Tuesday by defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Democratic strongholds and key battleground states.

When will we know results of presidential race?

It's been a grueling campaign. You just want to sit down with a bowl of popcorn and find out who will be president for the next four years. So when will we know? Technically speaking -- who the heck can say?

National nachos day!

This is nacho average Tuesday - November 6 is, more importantly, Election Day, but it's also National Nachos Day!

What to watch for on Election Night

A long and bitter presidential election comes to a close Tuesday when Americans choose between a second term for President Barack Obama and a new direction with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Controversies dim GOP hopes to take over Senate

Even before a second Republican Senate candidate tripped over incendiary comments about rape, GOP leaders in Washington knew that their once promising chances of winning control of the Senate had diminished.

Fiscal cliff: Next president's first big problem to solve

No matter who wins the election on Tuesday, the next president will have to immediately stare down the country's largest, most pressing domestic problem: the fiscal cliff.

Controversial halftime show at Texas HS game stirs debate

A Texas high school is facing intense criticism after a halftime show in which a person dressed like Mitt Romney was punched in the face by someone depicting Big Bird.