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Here are seven metrics that show U.S. citizens' quality of life isn't as high as many imagine. Read more»

A timeline of major events from the Boston Marathon investigations. Read more»

President Barack Obama raised far more money via direct contributions, but Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign edged ahead via "outside spending" — including super PACs largely enabled by the Citizens' United Supreme Court decision which now allows corporations, unions and issue advocacy organizations unlimited campaign spending. Read more»

The Wednesday blackout protests by SOPA and PIPA protesters have been the latest pressure against lawmakers to stop the anti-web piracy bills – and it seems to be working. Sens. Marco Rubio and John Cornyn are changing course in the debate. Read more» 1

A top advisor to the pro-Newt Gringrich super PAC defended their ‘King of Bain’ movie attacking GOP front-runner Mitt Romney during his reign at Bain Capital, despite its reported inaccuracies and dramatizations. (with movie) Read more»

Mitt Romney speaks in Phoenix on Dec. 6.

Mitt Romney used part of his New Hampshire primary victory speech to blast President Barack Obama as a “failed president” and alienate Europe when he said the White House reflected the “worst of what Europe has become.” Read more»

Trump in February 2011.

Donald Trump said on Monday that he may run as a third-party presidential candidate if the Republican Party picks the “wrong candidate.” Read more» 2

Michele Bachmann

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann received a big blow to her GOP presidential campaign when her top Iowa advisor announced Wednesday night that he would ditch her for Ron Paul of Texas. Read more»

St. Bridget's Church in Jersey City, N.J.

Religiously active Americans are more likely to find people trustworthy, are more optimistic and are more active in their communities, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Read more»

Google announced Wednesday that it will be giving $11.5 million in grants to 10 organizations that fight modern-day slavery and human trafficking. Read more» 2

Researchers announced on Tuesday they broke the Internet speed record when they transferred data at 186 gigabits per second between two cities. That’s the equivalent of moving 2 million Gbps or transferring 100,000 Blu-ray discs in one day. Read more» 1

Newt Gingrich

Spokespersons from Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich have denied media reports claiming the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO would be backing the new GOP frontrunner on Monday. Read more»

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was reportedly kidnapped from his home in Venezuela on Wednesday.

Gunmen kidnapped Washington Nationals player Wilson Ramos on Wednesday from his home in native Venezuela. Read more»

With so many people being out of work for so long, most unemployed Americans are no longer receiving unemployment benefits, Read more»

Beijing has blamed the Dalai Lama for inciting a string of nine Tibetan protesters who set themselves on fire in recent months, the BBC reports. Read more»

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