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Georgia to execute its 1st female prisoner in 70 years

Not since Lena Baker, an African-American convicted of murder in Randolph County, has Georgia executed a woman. The state is scheduled to snap that 70-year streak on Wednesday.

Oscar ratings is lowest in 6 years

The Oscars gave out many awards on Sunday night, but best ratings was not one of them.

15 million workers still earn under $10 an hour

Many are saying "Hallelujah" and "finally" to news that Walmart is raising wages. Target and other major retailers are feeling pressure to do the same.

Obama pushes protections for retirement accounts

The White House says it wants greater protections for retirement investing.

Oscar winner Patricia Arquette calls for pay equality for women

Oscar winner Patricia Arquette used her acceptance speech Sunday night to call for pay equality.

Unraveling a motive in trial of 'American Sniper's' alleged killer

After eight days of testimony, the trial of the "American Sniper's" alleged killer has not answered the one question that still haunts the families of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield.

Facebook's bus drivers set for raises after union vote

Facebook's bus drivers are poised to get a significant raise.

Target cuts free shipping minimum to $25

Target on Monday lowered the threshold for free shipping on online orders to $25, making it among the most competitive among major retailers.

The risk of Scott Walker's safe politics

 Scott Walker -- the Wisconsin governor who built a political brand around bold actions -- is now making a habit of staying away from hot topics entirely, from President Obama's faith to evolution, as he eyes a White House bid next yea

'Birdman' flies over Oscars; Moore, Redmayne also win

 "Birdman" soared late at the 87th Academy Awards, winning the big prize -- best picture.