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In technology, 2013 was a more amazing year than you think
If you go by the headlines, the iPhone 5S and Google Glass were the big technology stories of 2013, and Twitter's IPO was the event of the year. But look again, at the stories we missed. So much happened, in fact, that I believe we have set the stage for the transformation of entire industries.
Sheriffs ignoring gun laws are following Obama's example
Sheriffs refusing to enforce federal gun laws are attracting deserved criticism. But in selectively deciding which laws to enforce, these rogue officers are just following the model that President Obama has laid out for them.
States should rethink big tax breaks to companies, economists say
As good jobs have become harder to find, states have approved bigger economic handouts to attract or keep individual companies. New economic research suggests that's often not a good idea.
Fitness experts decry ‘resolution dependency’
One of the country’s best-known fitness center chains is launching an initiative to wean people from what it calls an over-dependence on New Year’s resolutions.
Americans uneasy about surveillance but often use snooping tools
Amid this year's revelations about the federal government's vast apparatus for tracking the movements and communications of people worldwide, Americans are uneasy with the extent of surveillance yet often use snooping tools in their own lives, a Washington Post poll has found.
Supreme Court's year ends with plural marriage
Deck the halls, then book several: Plural marriage is now legal in the state of Utah, just in time for the holidays. We have the Supreme Court's landmark same- sex marriage decision to thank for it.
VIDEO: Secret Service investigating data breach at Target
The Secret Service is investigating a security breach at Target stores after a data hack left millions of customers potentially vulnerable to identity theft.
Obamas, Biden to skip Winter Olympics in snub at Russia
The White House announced Tuesday that President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and the first lady will not attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, a pointed snub by an administration that is feuding with Russian leaders on a range of foreign policy and human rights issues.
Antibacterial soaps must prove safety to stay on shelves
Antibacterial washes would have one year to prove they're safe to remain in U.S. stores, part of a proposal by regulators to address 40 years of debate on overuse of germ-killing chemicals.
Five myths about the future of Obamacare
Both liberals and conservatives believe they are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the Affordable Care Act.
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