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Nor'easter dumps snow, knocks out more power in Sandy-hit region

First it was Superstorm Sandy. Now a nor'easter is whipping the region, and it is expected to dump snow and zap power lines from Delaware to Maine.

Same-sex marriage approved by voters for the first time in this year's election

In a historic turnaround, the ballot box is showing America's shifting attitudes about same-sex marriage. After gay marriage rights died at the polls dozens of times in the past, on Tuesday they passed in at least two states.

AT&T caught in a brazen 4G lie

AT&T on Wednesday announced a plan to cover 96 percent of the U.S. population with 4G-LTE service by the end of 2014.

South Africa's social media sensation

When it comes to social media's heavy hitters, there are no bigger players than Facebook or Twitter, right? Not if you're in South Africa.

Two states legalize marijuana in this year's election

Pro-pot groups cheered passage of referendums legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington state as the "light at the end of the tunnel" in their 50-year campaign to make the drug legal nationwide.

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?