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Police officers give special needs boy the birthday part of his dreams

Police in Massachusetts threw a birthday bash over the weekend for an autistic boy. This day was reported to be 12 years in the making.

Michael Sam looks forward to time when football, not sexuality, is the main topic

There's Michael Sam, the football player. And Michael Sam, the man who could soon become the National Football League's first openly gay player.

Big business hits back on minimum wage

Big business is striking back hard against President Obama's efforts to raise the minimum wage, using a government report released just Tuesday that said the effort would both lift people out of poverty and spur job losses.

Oklahoma substitute teacher shows up to school intoxicated

A substitute teacher in Oklahoma is accused of showing up to school under the influence. "What's going on?" "He called me to sub today." "Do what?"

Americans lose in hockey, crushed 5-0 by Finland in bronze medal game

 The U.S. men's hockey team lost any dream of an Olympic medal Saturday when Finland crushed them 5-0 in the consolation game for the bronze medal in the Sochi Games.

Obamacare customers get alternative to HealthCare.gov

With less than six weeks left to purchase health insurance before open enrollment closes on new Obamacare exchanges, customers still shopping for a plan finally have an online option other than the government-run HealthCare.gov.

Medal of Honor denied again for Marine

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has become the third-straight Pentagon chief to decide against recommending a Medal of Honor for a Marine who died fighting in Iraq.

Happy sales: Is this the smartest Girl Scout ever?!

Within 45 minutes of setting up outside a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, California, a 13-year-old Girl Scout had to call for "back-up cookies " -- and she had so much success selling Thin Mints and Tagalongs on Monday

Australian para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson dies aged 28

Tragedy has struck ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Games with the death of Australian para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson following a heart attack.

Nicki Minaj sued for $30 million by 'wig guru'

A hair stylist is accusing former "American Idol" judge and rapper Nicki Minaj of wigging out on a deal.