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VP Biden: 'Executive action' on gun control can be taken

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that President Obama could use an executive order to get a handle on gun violence.

Report: Armstrong tried to donate $250,000 to anti-doping agency

A Lance Armstrong representative tried to make a donation of about $250,000 to the U.S.

No-glasses 3-D moves closer to reality

At a gadget show packed with fancy TVs showing off their ultra-high-definition tricks, Vizio had something genuinely novel on display: 3-D video that can be viewed without glasses.

Why many would-be life-saving donors back out

Upon being identified as potential bone marrow or blood stem cell donors, many people choose not to participate. As result, patients with blood cancers go without life-saving treatments.

Back in office, House members get second chance

Among the 84 House freshmen who unpacked new offices last week, a handful is intimately familiar with doing the opposite -- packing up and moving out of the Capitol.

And the year's best overall diet is ...

For the third year in a row, the DASH Diet Eating Plan has been named the best overall diet by U.S. News & World Report.

Radiation-scanning helicopter surveys Washington

Residents of Washington may be surprised by a helicopter flying low overhead this week, endlessly prowling the city to map its radiation signature.

Heidi Klum isn't interested in being a cougar

Now that Heidi Klum has split from singer Seal, the model and TV personality says getting married again isn't a top priority.

Prosecutors set to unveil evidence in Colorado theater shooting

Twelve people walked into a Colorado movie theater late one July night, expecting to enjoy a special midnight screening of the Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises." They didn't walk out.

CIA Director nomination

President Barack Obama will nominate Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan to be the next director of the CIA, according to a senior administration official.