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Make a new kind of New Year's resolution

"Lose weight" is one of the top New Year's resolutions every year. You've probably made it once or twice yourself, and we commend you for accomplishing such an ambitious goal. Oh, you didn't?

Man shot dead after bank robber convicted of threatening Obama in 2010

The man suspected of robbing banks and killing a police officer was convicted of threatening President Barack Obama in 2010, the Secret Service said Sunday.

2nd deadly blast hits Russian city of Volgograd ahead of 2014 Sochi Olympics

Another deadly blast has struck the southern Russian city of Volgograd, killing at least 14 people and further highlighting Russia's security challenges as it readies to host the Winter Olympics in less than six weeks.

Dish and DirecTV hike prices for 2014

If you're a Dish Network or DirecTV subscriber, be prepared for another round of price hikes.

Obama signs up for Obamacare

President Barack Obama is signed up for an insurance plan through the law that bears his name, the White House said Monday although the coverage is symbolic.

Obama judicial nominees draw lawmaker, civil rights ire

They've stood by President Barack Obama in the past, but not now.

Israel decries U.S. snooping; presses for spy's release

Israeli officials are protesting revelations of National Security Agency snooping on their leaders, while also taking the opportunity to press for the United States to release an Israeli spy.

South Sudan: What's going on

Two weeks ago, South Sudan was best known as the youngest African country, created with much international fanfare in 2011. Today, it is possibly the next Rwanda.

5 takeaways from Edward Snowden's Washington Post interview

Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency leaker, has given a wide-ranging interview to The Washington Post about the effects of the startling information he shared this year with journalists, shedding light on the U.S.

Massachusetts top court strikes down life without parole for juveniles

The highest court in Massachusetts Tuesday struck down down life sentences without parole for juveniles as unconstitutional, ruling that applying such sentences against minors was "strikingly similar, in many respects, to the death penalty