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3 weeks ago in National

Lower pay for poor is widening income gap, study finds

The income gap in major U.S. cities goes beyond the trend of rising paychecks for those at the top: Pay has plummeted for those at the bottom.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

The films that Oscar snubbed

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens," may be the third-biggest film ever at the global box office, but it failed to nab a best picture Oscar nomination.

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3 weeks ago in Lifestyle

Ways to guard against identity theft during tax season

The latest data shows that more than 3 million people were victims of identity theft during the 2013 tax season. Find out how to protect yourself.

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3 weeks ago in National

U.S. justices consider taking Obama appeal on immigration action

The nine U.S. Supreme Court justices were due to meet privately on Friday to discuss whether to hear President Barack Obama's bid to revive his plan to shield more than 4 million immigrants from deportation, a move that bypassed the Republican-led Congress.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Winners of $1.6 billion U.S. Powerball jackpot still officially unknown

Three ticket holders with a claim on a record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot are laying low.

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3 weeks ago in Lifestyle, National

Study: U.S. women having babies later than ever

Women in the United States are waiting longer than ever to have babies, with the average age for first childbirth rising to a record high of 26.3 years as fewer teens give birth and adults postpone parenthood, a new federal study found.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

The next NFL drama: Rams and Chargers negotiate to share L.A. stadium

The National Football League’s decision this week on Los Angeles relocations ended one long-running drama but started another.

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3 weeks ago in Music

Celine Dion’s husband, René Angélil, dies after cancer battle

René Angélil, the husband of award-winning Canadian singer Celine Dion, died on Thursday at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer, Dion announced.

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3 weeks ago in National

Obama will focus on criminal justice reform, cancer research in final year

The areas are relatively rare areas of common ground between Obama and the Republican-controlled Congress, part of a push to promote his priorities as attention turns to the race to replace him in the November presidential election.

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3 weeks ago in Music

Private ceremony planned for David Bowie

David Bowie will be remembered in a private ceremony, his family said, thanking fans for their support after the British rock star's death from cancer on Sunday but repeating requests for privacy.

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3 weeks ago in Weird

‘Grandpa gang’ guilty of biggest burglary in English history

Three men were found guilty in the largest burglary in English history, a daring raid led by ringleaders in their twilight years.

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3 weeks ago in National

Friendly no more: Trump, Cruz erupt in bitter fight at Republican debate

The New York billionaire and the Texas senator appeared to have a split decision by the end of the night, a sign that for all the bluster, little took place that could derail Trump from his lead position with a contest in Iowa on Feb. 1 to begin the search for a Republican presidential nominee.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports headlines.

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3 weeks ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Jan. 15

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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3 weeks ago in Viral Videos

Every dog, ever

Man's best friend ... they are nothing if not consistent.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Jan 15

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence makes history with fourth Oscar nod

"The Hunger Games" star is the youngest actor ever to receive four Oscar nominations.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Vikings kicker to meet empathetic letter-writing first-graders

Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh plans to visit the first-graders who sent him letters and drawings of support after he was lambasted by fans for missing a field goal that could have given his team a win in Sunday's playoff game.

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3 weeks ago in Weird

Stick-shift foils would-be carjackers

Pittsburgh police have been searching for two would-be carjackers who apparently can't drive a stick-shift.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Watch this fifth-grader pull off an incredible Steph Curry impersonation

Noah Cutler, a.k.a. Baby Birdman, is only in the fifth grade, but he’s already got some pretty sick moves.

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1 day ago in Music

TOP 10: Count down the top tracks this week

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The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending Feb. 6.

1 day ago in Entertainment, Sports

You can stream the Super Bowl

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This year, CBS will broadcast the game on TV and stream it live on cbssports.com. The network will play the same commercials on TV and on the live stream.