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The great American sleep recession

I won't take it personally if you yawn while reading this story. Chances are you're sleep deprived.

5 myths (and one fact) about Lent

Starting on Ash Wednesday, more than 1 billion Christians around the world will enter the season of Lent, a time of solemn spiritual preparation for Easter, the culmination of the church's calendar.

U.S. allows armed drone sales to allies

The United States will begin allowing sales of armed drones to friendly foreign countries, allowing allies to widen their arsenals with a tool increasingly used by the American military.

Former elementary school principal accused of running heroin drug ring

A former elementary school principal in Missouri is wanted as part of a heroin ring. Police say 33-year-old Joshua Foust will face heroin possession with intent to deliver charges.

Apple said to be redesigning stores

Apple is apparently giving its stores a V.I.P. touch. That will happen when the retail network undergoes an overhaul led by Apple's design chief, Jonathan Ive.

New frontier in apples: Red or golden but never brown

It's something pioneer nurseryman Johnny Appleseed likely never imagined.

Lady Gaga engaged to Taylor Kinney

Clearly this isn't a "Bad Romance." After four years together, Lady Gaga and actor Taylor Kinney are engaged.

Stevie Wonder tribute may have been better than Grammys

It was a big night for one of music's biggest stars.

Train derails, explodes in West Virginia; crude oil spills into river

A train hauling crude oil derailed and exploded in West Virginia, displacing up to 1,000 residents and contaminating the local water supply.

'Duck Dynasty' star to win first amendment award

"Duck Dynasty" Star Phil Robertson will receive Citizens United's first amendment award at the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, next weekend in Maryland.