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Wal-Mart to cover benefits for domestic partners

Wal-Mart will offer health insurance benefits to same-sex couples and domestic partners starting in 2014.

NFL donates equipment to 'Heads Up' league in Moore, OK

The National Football League Foundation announced today a donation of more than 1,000 pieces of equipment, including helmets and shoulder pads, to the Oklahoma Elite Football League based in Moore, Oklahoma.

NASCAR driver boosts vets' morale at 200 mph

Brad Keselowski is once again a contender in this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but off the track he is championing a cause dear to his heart.

At Google, apps to help discover (and conquer) the world around you

The "Niantic" was a whaling ship used during the Gold Rush of the 1800s and then run aground to be used for storage and as a hotel in a place now known as San Francisco.

Missouri rodeo clown says he wore Bush, Reagan masks in the past

The rodeo clown whose controversial routine mocking President Barack Obama got him banned for life from the Missouri State Fair said in his first televised interview Monday he'd mocked other presidents in the past during his act.

Would the government have spied on MLK Jr. today?

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as Public Enemy No. 1? Well, 50 years ago, that was nearly true.

Senator: Avoid optics of 'Western vs. Islamic struggle' on Syria

A top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee urged the Obama administration against taking unilateral military action in Syria, in part because of how it would look in the international community.

Medal of honor recipient faced 'blizzard of bullets'

President Barack Obama recognized a soldier's struggles on and off the battlefield when he presented the Medal of Honor on Monday.

Your family's emergency kit is probably a disaster

My mother-in-law and I talk about nearly everything.

Brain-eating parasite case: Florida boy's organs donated

The family of Zachary Reyna, the 12-year-old Florida boy stricken with a brain-eating parasite, has donated Zachary's organs, according to a Facebook page that's been providing detailed updates from the Reyna family.