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VP gets asked to Prom

A high school senior who had asked Joe Biden to her prom got quite the surprise last week when she received a corsage and a hand-written note from the vice president.

FDA: Jerky treats linked to at least 1,000 dog deaths

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on its ongoing investigation into pet illnesses and deaths in animals that ate jerky pet treats.

NBA charges Donald Sterling, schedules June 3 vote

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has until May 27 to respond to the National Basketball Association, which on Monday "initiated a charge" seeking to terminate all ownership rights in the franchise, the NBA announced in a wri

Police commissioner in N.H. town resigns over Obama slur

A small-town police commissioner in New Hampshire, who originally said he wouldn't apologize for calling President Barack Obama the n-word, resigned on Monday.

The American capitalist saving children in Philippines, 'one at a time'

It was 2002 in the Philippines, and American business traveler John Drake was presented with a disgusting offer. He says a pimp offered him a four-year-old girl for sex "for about 25 bucks".

The city trying to eliminate the gender pay gap

There's been plenty of talk about the gender pay gap in recent days after speculation that recently fired New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was let go after speaking up about possible pay disparity between her and the previous e

Florida MERS patient recovers

A U.S. patient who had an infection of the mysterious MERS virus has recovered, the Florida Department of Health announced Monday.

Michael Jackson's hologram: Creepy or cool?

The King of Pop is back in the spotlight -- and not everybody is happy about it.

General Motors Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about General Motors, one of the Big Three U.S. automakers. Facts: Major GM automobile brands in the United States are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC.

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts

Here's some background information about same-sex marriage in the United States and worldwide.