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Republicans seize Senate, gaining full control of Congress

A Republican tide ripped the Senate away from Democrats Tuesday, giving the GOP full control of Congress and the power to pin down President Barack Obama during his last two years in office.<p>The thumping win upends the balance of power between the White House and Capitol Hill only six years after …

Time-Lapse and GPS Data Proves It’s Not Ghosts Moving Death Valley’s Mysterious ‘Sailing Stones’

Since the early 20th century, people have been studying and theorizing how some rather heavy rocks in Death Valley called ‘Sailing Stones’ somehow …

The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man

Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."<p>The busiest time of year for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is not Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or any of …

Gay pride parades across US draw large crowds

NEW YORK (AP) — Gay pride parades held around the nation Sunday drew huge crowds of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters who celebrated after a year of numerous same-sex marriage victories.<p>As many as 1 million people packed the streets of the Chicago's North Side for …