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Microsoft buying a chunk of Dell would be smart (for Microsoft)

Dell has been a Microsoft customer for decades. Soon, Microsoft may be calling the shots.

Two students wounded in Houston college shooting

Officials believe two students were wounded in crossfire as two people shot at each other at a Texas community college Tuesday, a school spokesman said.

Microsoft's Surface Pro set for February 9 release

Three months after the release of the Surface RT, Microsoft is ready to deliver the pricier and more powerful Surface Pro to consumers on February 9.

U.S. Marine Band: Beyonce 'did not actually sing' during inaugural

Pop star Beyonce opted to use a "pre-recording" of her rendition of the National Anthem during inaugural ceremonies in Washington Monday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band tells CNN.

Pennsylvania girl, 5, suspended for talk of 'shooting' a Hello Kitty 'bubble gun'

A 5-year-old girl chats up classmates while waiting for the bus after school. The topic: Playing with a Hello Kitty "bubble gun" that, with the flick of a finger, blows bubbles everywhere.

Police: Las Vegas officer kills wife, son and then himself in burning home

Even for stone-faced, seen-it-all-before officers, the act that took place at a police lieutenant's Las Vegas-area home Monday was deeply distressing.

Poll: Strong majority oppose overturning Roe v. Wade

On the 40th anniversary of the benchmark Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade, new poll numbers indicate growing opposition to overturning the ruling, a move advocated by many in the anti-abortion movement.

This may be the coldest week of the winter for northern United States

How cold is minus 20 degrees really? Cold enough to freeze an egg sunny-side up. Funda Ray was making breakfast in Hibbing, Minnesota, when she got an idea to demonstrate just how dramatically the temperature had dropped outside.

Obama: 'It is now our generation's task to carry on what ... pioneers began'

President Barack Obama said Monday in his inaugural speech that the nation must come together to meet the challenges of the day, saying: "We are made for this moment, and we will seize it -- so long as we sei

Obama: Let's 'revamp' our taxes

Ronald Reagan did it. George W. Bush did it. On Monday, Barack Obama did it.