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Samuel L. Jackson in new childhood cancer PSA

Actor Samuel L. Jackson has played a mob hit man and a Jedi master, among other roles. His newest role: Fighting childhood cancer.

Poll: Majority support for extending jobless benefits

As a push to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed faces an uncertain future in Congress, a new national poll indicates majority support for a three-month extension.

Helping teens build a healthy body image

Six years ago, Dawn Larkin-Wallace, a mom of three, took up running to lose that 10 to 20 pounds of baby weight that just wouldn't go away. She figured once she dropped the weight, she'd be off the treadmill.

'Gravity' leads BAFTA nominations

Acclaimed space drama "Gravity" leads the nominations for this year's British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) with rival movies "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" close on its heels.

Detained Americans Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about some recent cases of foreign governments detaining U.S. citizens. Cuba:

Dennis Rodman 'playing games' with imprisoned American's life, family says

Dennis Rodman is "playing games" with the life of jailed American Kenneth Bae, the imprisoned man's sister said Wednesday.

JetBlue tries to repair the damage

JetBlue Airways' recovery from several days of hellish service problems continued on Wednesday, but its efforts to satisfy angry customers are just getting started.

Satanists unveil design for Oklahoma statehouse statue

Satanists have unveiled a proposed design for a statue at the Oklahoma state Capitol, including a place for people to sit on the devil's lap "for inspiration and contemplation."

Leading Republican jumps into hot House race

A former aide to retiring Republican Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia Tuesday is officially jumping into the race for his U.S.

RNC targets Democrats over Obama insurance pledge

There's no let-up in the new year in the GOP push to attack Democrats over Obamacare during the midterm elections.