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Next-generation video game consoles: Which should you buy?

As the cold, hard reality of the holiday shopping season dawns in earnest, literally millions of shoppers will be considering video-game consoles when they hit the stores (or stay warm shopping online) this week.

Giving thanks: Rituals for remembering

One day after Thanksgiving last year, my mother, brother, cousin and I gathered in my 87-year-old grandmother's room at the nursing home. We knew it would be one of the last times we would see her alive. She knew it, too.

Disgusted shoppers threaten to boycott Black Friday Thursday

Black Friday has morphed into Black Thursday, and a lot of shoppers aren't happy. They're lashing out at major retailers online, threatening to boycott stores that are opening early on Thanksgiving.

Secrets from America's longest-married couple

John and Ann Betar were married on November 25, 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression, before World War II and the first animated full-length film, far before the invention of the PC or the popularity of television.

Roadkill for Thanksgiving? Montana approves

If the citizens of Montana find turkey to be boring fare for Thanksgiving, they can now spice things up by legally serving roadkill to their loved ones.

TED CRUZ: Supreme Court should strike down Obamacare requirements forcing violation of faith

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Tuesday, released the following statement regarding the announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court will review Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius and Sebelius v.

WH: Obamacare website 'on track' to meet Nov. 30 goal

 Obama administration officials are sounding increasingly confident they will meet the President's goal of having the troubled website HealthCare.gov working for the "vast majority" of users by November 30.

US Capitol Christmas Tree arrives at the West Front

An evergreen from Washington state is now in Washington, D.C. as workers prepare it to become the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. House Speaker John Boehner will preside over the illumination the evening of December 3.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade coming with a side of controversy

Another year of magic kicks off Thursday morning at the 87th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with its signature giant balloons, whimsical floats and performers taking over the streets of New York City, but a couple of displays are generatin

Iran reaches nuclear deal with world leaders -- now what?

Just a day after Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lighter economic sanctions, the difference in the moods on the streets of Tehran and Jerusalem couldn't be starker.