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Biden ties Boston and Texas heartbreak to Newtown

Vice President Joe Biden spoke Saturday about the loss of life this week at the Boston Marathon and the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion, passionately explaining that news of one loss "brings home immediately, vividly the moment you

Netflix hopes for 'House of Cards' boost

Netflix is making a big bet on original series, and investors will soon get a first look at whether the gamble paid off.

3 new planets could host life

In the midst of chaos here on Earth, scientists are finding hope for life on other planets.

That was the week from hell

The Onion, as it so often does, got it right. "Jesus, This Week," headlined a story the satirical website ran on Thursday.

Should Boston bombing suspect get a Miranda warning? Debate follows Friday capture

As Boston celebrated the capture of a suspect in the marathon bombings Friday night, a debate erupted in Washington over whether military or civilian law would best handle Dzhokar Tsarnaev.

Residents near Texas plant explosion allowed to return home

Days after a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14 people and leveled parts of a central Texas town, officials moved Saturday to help get residents back to their homes.

Nurse still has nursing license after pleading guilty for tampering with patients medications

A Washington state family says that their elderly mother wasn't given the proper medication before she passed away. The nurse caring for the woman just recently pleaded guilty to tampering with her medication.

Florida sues BP, Halliburton over 2010 oil spill

The state of Florida on Saturday filed a lawsuit against BP and Halliburton over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Tracking suspects down: Some landmark U.S. manhunts

Over the years, U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officers have tracked a host of elusive criminals, most of them within the United States. Here are some of the most prominent examples. Osama Bin Laden

Obama, Republicans stand with Boston

President Barack Obama united with Republicans on Saturday in condemning the violence that took place in Boston and praised the valor that ensued.