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5 things that have happened since Obamacare launched

Obamacare has survived a Supreme Court appeal, a government shutdown and ongoing challenges by opposing politicians. With few exceptions, every American must have health insurance by March 31 or pay a penalty fee.

A history of fright: Why we love haunted houses

When we look for fun things to do for Halloween, haunted houses are inevitably part of the list. With their costumed players, spooky music and darkened rooms, they present a great way to get the daylights scared out of you.

Four things we learned from government shutdown

Whew, it's all over, folks -- the twin crises of government shutdown and national default countdown. At least for now. This one wasn't easy. And we'll be talking about it for a while.

Is Apple's iPhone 5C a flop?

When Apple unveiled not one but two new iPhones last month, it was the dawning of a new strategy for the company, which for six years had championed its single iconic smartphone even as competitors rolled out an array of shapes, sizes and featu

Apparently This Matters: Wristwatch counts down to your death

Nobody wants to underwhelm when it comes to their final words on this planet. "Diane, toast me a bagel."

Top investor not so bullish on Twitter

Twitter is gearing up to make its debut on the stock market, but prominent angel investor David Cohen isn't that bullish on the social media company.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's tips for working out on the road

Arnold Schwarzenegger is on the road a lot, whether he's filming a movie in Bulgaria or presenting awards to ridiculously fit people in Spain. So who better to offer tips on working out while traveling?

Norwegian may have been involved in Westgate mall attack, Kenya sources say

Kenyan counterterrorism sources are looking at a Norwegian citizen of Somali descent as a possible suspect in the Westgate mall attack last month, the sources told CNN on Friday.

akistan's Malala Yousafzai meets with Queen Elizabeth at palace

Pakistani girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who has found international fame since being shot by Taliban militants last year, met with another icon Friday: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

Facebook changes privacy settings for teens

Facebook is relaxing its rules for teenagers. The 13- to 17-year-old set now has the option to share photos, updates and comments with the general public on Facebook.