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President at 42% on Presidents Day

As President Barack Obama marks his sixth Presidents Day in office, his approval ratings remain near the lowest of his presidency.

GOP slams stimulus on fifth anniversary

Five years after the of the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law, the measure, which is better known as the Stimulus or Recovery Act, was roundly criticized once again by Republicans.

The classroom behind the Super Bowl commercial

Every few days since the start of the school year, Scott Bedley has posted a message on Twitter, looking for classes around the country that might want to meet his.

Food stamp use among military rises again

More soldiers used food stamps to buy milk, cheese, meat and bread at military grocers last year.

1-800-Flowers botches Valentine's Day - and apology, too

Two days after Valentine's Day, 1-800-Flowers was still apologizing to customers whose flowers and candy never showed up.

Radiation alarm at New Mexico nuclear disposal plant spurs air shutoff

An alarm late Friday night indicating higher than usual levels of airborne radiation led to a first-of-its-kind response at a nuclear disposal facility outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico, an Energy Department spokesman told CNN.

Obama administration vows more action on climate change sparking debate

Following President Barack Obama's announcement of $1 billion in new funding to help prepare for the effects of climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry promised his own actions as part of the administration's push in a keynote spe

John Henson -- son of the iconic Jim Henson -- dies of heart attack at 48

John Henson -- a son of the late, great children's entertainment visionary Jim Henson -- died after a "sudden, massive heart attack," his family's company said.

Barbie strikes an 'unapologetic' pose

When Barbie burst onto scene in a black and white swimsuit in 1959, she was considered a rebel who embodied both "the sensuality of Marilyn Monroe and the innocence of Debbie Reynolds."

Taco Bell app: making fast food faster

Making fast food faster? That's what Taco Bell hopes to do when it rolls our nationwide mobile ordering later this year.