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Biden ties Boston and Texas heartbreak to Newtown

Vice President Joe Biden spoke Saturday about the loss of life this week at the Boston Marathon and the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion, passionately explaining that news of one loss "brings home immediately, vividly the moment you

Netflix hopes for 'House of Cards' boost

Netflix is making a big bet on original series, and investors will soon get a first look at whether the gamble paid off.

3 new planets could host life

In the midst of chaos here on Earth, scientists are finding hope for life on other planets.

That was the week from hell

The Onion, as it so often does, got it right. "Jesus, This Week," headlined a story the satirical website ran on Thursday.

China Sichuan Earthquake Toll

The death from a powerful earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province climbed to 179, the China Earthquake Administration announced Sunday.

Police, citizens, technology lead to Boston bombing manhunt's success

That didn't take long. For a moment, the manhunt into the Boston Marathon bombings seemed as if it would last a while.

Should Boston bombing suspect get a Miranda warning? Debate follows Friday capture

As Boston celebrated the capture of a suspect in the marathon bombings Friday night, a debate erupted in Washington over whether military or civilian law would best handle Dzhokar Tsarnaev.

Residents near Texas plant explosion allowed to return home

Days after a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14 people and leveled parts of a central Texas town, officials moved Saturday to help get residents back to their homes.