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Washington National Cathedral to wed same-sex couples

When laws went into effect in three states for same-sex couples to marry, many were quick to line up at their city halls to exchange vows.

41,000 New Jersey familes still displaced after Sandy, Christie says

Governor Chris Christie, the outspoken New Jersey Republican whose popularity soared after Superstorm Sandy, said Tuesday that 41,000 storm-affected families remained displaced from their homes and he called for a "full, clean Sandy aid bi

70-year-old man marries 15-year-old in Saudi Arabia

A 70-year-old man in Saudi Arabia is disputing claims his new bride is 15 years old, and says her family has ripped him off for the large dowry he paid for the union.

Social media abuzz over Piers Morgan vs. Alex Jones

Was it a debate? A berating? A surreal televised "stunt"?

'Plastic micro beads' to be removed from soap

If you use exfoliating soaps, you might not know those little beads may be made of plastic -- or think about what happens to them when they go down the drain.

Google to bring free Wi-Fi to New York City

Google's ambitions to wire the world are expanding. The company announced on Tuesday that it will provide free Wi-Fi service to Chelsea, a New York City neighborhood where Google has its local headquarters.

What 'Lincoln' misses and another Civil War film gets right

He used the N-word and told racist jokes. He once said African-Americans were inferior to whites. He proposed ending slavery by shipping willing slaves back to Africa.

New investigation finds excess alcohol killed singer Amy Winehouse

A new investigation into the death of singer Amy Winehouse found that she died of accidental alcohol poisoning, authorities in London said Tuesday.

Gabrielle Giffords and husband launch anti-gun violence site

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly launched a website aimed at curbing gun violence Tuesday, the second anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that left her critically wounded.

Alabama teen free on bail after allegedly plotting 'terrorist attacks'

An Alabama teen was released on bail Monday, two days after his arrest for allegedly plotting to launch "terrorist attacks" in his high school.