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White House responds to Death Star petition

It took no advice from the Imperial Senate to reach this conclusion: the U.S. government won't be building a Death Star.

Hobby Lobby's $1.3 million Obamacare loophole

By Friday Hobby Lobby would have racked up $14.3 million dollars in fines from the IRS for bucking Obamacare.

Scientists work on new test for ovarian, endometrial cancers

(CNN) — Could the Pap smear, which is already commonly used to detect cervical cancer, also be used to find endometrial and ovarian cancers? A small study suggests that may be possible in the future.

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.