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Daylight Saving Time fast facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about Daylight Saving Time, a system to reduce electricity usage by extending daylight hours.

Medicare paid $23 million to dead people

Millions of dollars' worth of Medicare payments are going to people who aren't alive to receive the money.

Saturday's Boston Red Sox victory parade to heal city's marathon wounds

Boston is a land of memory. After all, it's the capital of a commonwealth, not just a state, evoking the colonial era.

FDA acts to prevent more drug shortages

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made significant progress in assuring that critical medicines are readily available, preventing 282 threatened shortages in 2012 compared to 38 in 2010.

Suspect shot, in custody at LAX after TSA agent killed

A man "pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire" Friday morning in Los Angeles International Airport, killing one person and injuring others before -- after a pursuit through Terminal 3 -- being taken into custody,

UPDATE: Multiple shots fired in terminal 3 at LAX airport

UPDATE (12:45pm) A suspect has been shot and is in police custody after Friday's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, a law enforcement source close to the investigation tells CNN's Miguel Marquez. 

National Guard in some states continue to deny military benefits to same-sex couples

The states whose National Guard units continue to deny military benefits to same-sex spouses were taken to task by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Thursday night, in a speech to the Anti-Defamation League.

3 detained after 'sophisticated' San Diego-Tijuana drug tunnel found

 The passageway that zigzagged underground between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, was so sophisticated that officials call it a "super tunnel."

NC teacher fired following blood experiment in class

A North Carolina Teacher lost her job after allowing students to share needles in class. It was part of a biology experiment on blood types.

Kraft cheese products recalled for premature spoiling

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their "Best When Used By" code dates, leading to product discoloration.