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Senate Confirms Janet Yellen As Federal Reserve Chair

Senate Confirms Janet Yellen As Federal Reserve ChairThe Senate has voted to approve the nomination of Janet Yellen as the next leader of the U.S. Federal Reserve. With Monday's vote, Yellen, 67, will become the first woman to serve as America's banking chief, heading an institution that was established in 1913.

How One Man Won $324M And Didn’t Realize It For 2 Weeks

How One Man Won $324M And Didn’t Realize It For 2 WeeksThe second very lucky winner of last month's massive Mega Millions jackpot is a California delivery driver who didn't get around to checking his lottery tickets for nearly two weeks.

Blues Musician Tabby Thomas Dies At 84

Blues Musician Tabby Thomas Dies At 84Legendary bluesman Tabby Thomas died Wednesday at the age of 84. He would have celebrated his 85 birthday on Sunday.

Enrollment Through Federal Health Market Surges In December

Enrollment Through Federal Health Market Surges In DecemberThe White House released new figures on Sunday that show a surge in the number of Americans who have signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace.

Gays In U.S. Olympic Delegation Will Send Message To Russia

Gays In U.S. Olympic Delegation Will Send Message To RussiaTennis great Billie Jean King and ice hockey medalist Caitlin Cahow are certainly qualified to be members of the U.S. delegation at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.

Bipartisan Budget Deal Passes Key Test In Senate

Bipartisan Budget Deal Passes Key Test In SenateThe Senate voted 67 to 33 on Tuesday to move forward on the two-year, bipartisan budget plan that restores some of the automatic spending cuts of recent years, trims spending in other areas and appears to have put on hold until 2015 the bitter battles that led to this year's partial government shutdown.

A Year After Shooting, Bells Toll In Newtown

A Year After Shooting, Bells Toll In NewtownAs a steady snow blanketed Newtown, Saturday morning, the bells at St. Rose of Lima church tolled 26 times.

‘Something For Everyone To Dislike’ In Budget Deal

‘Something For Everyone To Dislike’ In Budget DealThe reviews are coming in for the bipartisan budget deal crafted by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and as the Los Angeles Times says, the package seems to have "something for everyone to dislike."

Congress Renews Ban On X-Ray-Evading Plastic Guns

Congress Renews Ban On X-Ray-Evading Plastic GunsCongress voted to renew a ban on plastic firearms that can skirt airport detectors, but Republican lawmakers blocked efforts to tighten the restrictions.

‘This Law Is Working,’ Obama Says Of Health Care

‘This Law Is Working,’ Obama Says Of Health CarePresident Obama on Tuesday said the troubled HealthCare.gov website "is working well for the vast majority of users" and his Affordable Care Act "is working and will work into the future."