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Presbyterians vote to allow same-sex marriage

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted Thursday to allow pastors to marry same-sex couples in states where it is legal.

Chikungunya virus spreads to U.S., Cuba

Health officials are reporting new cases of the chikungunya virus in Cuba and the United States.

Depression a 'powerful' risk factor for heart disease in young women

Young women are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or die of heart disease if they suffer from depression, a new study suggests.

How not to raise a mean girl

I am one of the lucky ones. I didn't meet my first "mean girl" until freshman year of college.

The return of Dave Chappelle

 Looks like Dave Chappelle is making up for lost time.

Marine who took grenade blast for comrade to receive Medal of Honor

William "Kyle" Carpenter lost most of his jaw and an eye when he fell on a grenade to shield a fellow Marine from the blast.

Tornado hits south-central South Dakota town

A tornado hit the south-central South Dakota town of Wessington Springs on Wednesday evening, briefly trapping some people in their homes. The Jerauld County Sheriff's Office said all have been rescued.

Baltimore police officer slashed dog's throat, authorities say

A Baltimore police officer faces felony animal cruelty charges after he slit the throat of a dog that had escaped from home, authorities said.

Man charged in border agent's death extradited

A man charged in the "Fast and Furious" death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has been extradited to the United States from Mexico, the Justice Department said. Lionel Portillo Meza was extradited Tuesday.