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Analyzing Your Fourth of July Celebration: How Much Can You Save?

Every time there’s a reason to celebrate, people will go out of their way to have a good time, relax and just be happy; this is always a common scene during the holidays

What Traits and Skills Make a Good Nurse?

 A nurse has an important job to do, which is primarily to take care of patients.

Memorial Day travel to dip this year

The volume of travel during Memorial Day weekend is expected to decline slightly this year, said AAA on Wednesday, due to a steep drop in air travel amid a shaky economy.

The cult of 'Arrested Development' returns

Seven years after its finale, one of the greatest cult hits in television history is making a return. "Arrested Development" lasted three season during its initial run on FOX, with critical acclaim but dismal ratings.

IRS official expected to take the 5th at congressional hearing

For the third time in less than a week, a congressional committee on Wednesday will seek answers from the Internal Revenue Service about the targeting of conservative groups detailed by the agency watchdog.

9 myths about drones and Guantanamo

Editor's note: Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a director at the New America Foundation and the author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden -- From 9/11 to Abbottabad," the basis for the HBO

Rescued Cleveland women 'happy and safe,' attorneys say

Three women who were rescued this month after allegedly being held captive in a Cleveland house for close to a decade "are happy and safe," and overwhelmed by the public's support, their attorneys said in a statement released Wedn

OK tornado categorized as EF5, winds of 200 MPH or greater

Damage assessments show that the tornado that struck central Oklahoma on Monday was an EF5, meaning it had winds of 200 mph or greater, for at least some of the time it was ravaging an area near Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service says.

Arias to speak to the jury deciding whether she lives or dies

Whether Jodi Arias lives or dies is now in the hands of a jury. She will address its members directly Tuesday morning. Arias said earlier this month that she would rather die than endure a lifetime behind bars.

Simon Cowell outnumbered by women on the new "The X Factor" judges' panel

Simon Cowell will be surrounded by women when THE X FACTOR returns for its third season this fall on FOX.