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Re-gifting is fine... if you follow these rules

Happy Re-Gifting Day! Today might not be a well-known holiday marked on calendars (yet), but it's a practice many of us are familiar with during the holiday season.

It's Bake Cookies Day!

Here's another reason to make something special for the holidays. Thursday is 'Bake Cookies Day."

Justice delayed: Stinney exonerated

Seven decades after he was convicted of murder and executed by the state of South Carolina, a 14-year-old boy was exonerated by a circuit court judge on Wednesday.

Sony scraps 'The Interview'

Sony Pictures has announced it will not move forward with its planned release of "The Interview."

Life on Mars?

It could be a sign, a vague one. A NASA rover has found the building blocks of life on Mars. They might be the product of past or present life on the Red Planet -- or they might not be.

Analyst: We underestimated North Korea

As the United States gets ready to blame the Sony hack on North Korea, a troublesome question is emerging: Just what is North Korea capable of?

Proposed policy change splits Cuban-Americans among generational lines

For decades, Cuban exiles in Miami's Little Havana have gathered at the Versailles Cafe to talk about the home they'd left behind and the Castro regime that forced them to.

'7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins: 'I did something terribly wrong'

"7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins has admitted to inappropriate sexual contact with three female minors, People reports.

Cuba releases American Alan Gross; Obama to overhaul relations

U.S. contractor Alan Gross, held by the Cuban government since 2009, was freed Wednesday as part of a landmark deal with Cuba that paves the way for a major overhaul in U.S.

New App Cuts Border Crossing Wait Times

     It'll now be easier to plan trips across the border. Customs and Border Protection launched its new border wait time app on Wednesday.

Continuous rain causes mudslide in Southern California

Rain has wreaked havoc for California this past week. And now we are seeing a third storm system threatening the state. Although this is welcomed rain, the damage is not.

The 25th anniversary of 'The Simpsons'

When crudely drawn animated shorts about a dysfunctional American family began appearing on Fox's "The Tracey Ullman Show" in 1987, nobody predicted the birth of a cultural phenomenon.

The 2014 tax breaks you'll be able to take

Well, finally. Congress on Tuesday night extended dozens of expired "temporary" tax breaks for 2014.

Jeb Bush: 'No problems' defending expanded immigration

Jeb Bush says he has "no problems" pushing policies in a 2016 Republican presidential primary that would allow more legal immigrants.

Victims of Sydney siege: A mother of three and a beloved son

Katrina Dawson was having a Monday morning coffee with a colleague at the cafe down the street from their law firm's office when the nightmare began.