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Dem backlash throws spending bill in doubt

 A backlash from Democrats over add-ons to a massive government spending bill is throwing passage of the measure into doubt and once again raising concerns about a government shutdown.

28 Internet acronyms every parent should know

If you think you are tech savvy all because you know what "LOL" means, let me test your coolness. Any idea what "IWSN" stands for in Internet slang? It's a declarative statement: I want sex now.

NFL toughens policy addressing assault and domestic violence

 (CNN) -- NFL teams have unanimously endorsed a new personal conduct policy for all NFL employees after discussions that included experts on domes

The flying fungus: NASA's biodegradable drone that flies and dies

 (CNN) -- A bio-drone that dissolves after use leaving no trace it ever existed may sound like the stuff of a James Bond film, but NASA and a team

David Letterman's last show announced, clearing way for Colbert

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Mark the date, David Letterman fans: May 20 will be his final edition of "The Late Show."

Is the doughnut fad over? Krispy Kreme sinks again

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Have Americans fallen out of love with doughnuts? Probably not. But they don't appear to be nearly as popular as they once were on Main Street ... and Wall Street.

Walgreens pulls swastika wrapping paper from shelves following complaint

A California woman was shocked to find what appeared to be swastikas on Hanukkah wrapping paper.

Kohl's to stay open for five days straight

Kohl's is taking last-minute Christmas shopping seriously.

Swedish police shut down Pirate Bay

 Sweden has shut down The Pirate Bay just days after several movies stolen from Sony appeared on the file-sharing site.

Who are the Leading Women of 2014

CNN International are on the hunt for the Leading Women of 2014. We want to know which public figures or rising stars have caught your eye this year and deserve accolade for being an extraordinary woman of our time.