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Why China wants to dominate Bitcoin

China is quietly positioning itself to dominate the brave new world of Bitcoin.

Long-term Pill use may double glaucoma risk

Women who used birth control pills for three years or more have twice the risk of developing glaucoma later in life, according to new research.

Holder seeks appeal of ruling allowing House contempt charges to proceed

Attorney General Eric Holder is seeking an appeal to a judge's ruling that allows the House of Representatives to proceed with contempt charges over the Justice Department program Operation Fast and Furious.

Louisiana Pastor shooter indicted and charged with manslaughter

The family of a slain pastor disagrees with a grand jury's decision to indict the alleged killer for manslaughter. The victim's family wants the convicted man to go on trial for murder.

Pelosi defends Obamacare claims, can't predict effect on Dems in midterms

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday neither she nor President Barack Obama misled the American people when they said, during the run-up to the passage of Obamacare, that people could keep their health insurance plans.

Congressional source: Benghazi contractors seem to contradict CIA chief

CIA contract security officers who responded to the terrorist attacks on the U.S.

Charges filed against foster parents after they handcuff a child to a porch

Charges have been filed against the foster parents of a boy that was discovered handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken hanging from his neck.

Florida mom upset when her son makes honor rolls with D's

A Florida mom couldn't believe her son made the honor roll because he had a "D" letter grade on his report card. "I immediately assumed it's a mistake," said mother, Beth Tillack.

Ford F-150 top selling vehicle of 2013

The Ford F-150 has been the best selling vehicle so far in 2013. According to a new Forbes list, Ford sold more than 623,000 F-Series pickups so far this year. That's up nearly 20 percent from a year ago.

GRAPHIC WARNING: Ex-L.A. teacher sentenced to 25 years in lewdness case

A former Los Angeles school district teacher pleaded no contest Friday to 23 felony counts of lewd acts on 23 children and was immediately sentenced to 25 years in prison, the district attorney's office said.