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Satanic goat statue gets support from an unlikely place

A Satanic Temple’s controversial monument has freaked plenty of Christians out. But not all Christians, apparently<p>How about this for some interfaith solidarity? Even Christians are supporting an effort to install a statue of Satan in Oklahoma, according to a spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, who …

Food Stamp Cuts So Devastating Even Walmart Is Too Expensive

Walmart struggled at the end of last year. But according to the retailer's new estimations, it wasn’t because people didn’t want to buy. It was because they couldn’t.<p>The retail giant warned Friday that the effect of last year's national food stamp cuts on its bottom line will likely be deeper than …

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America's Shopping Malls Are Dying A Slow, Ugly Death

All across America, once-vibrant shopping malls are boarded up and decaying.<p>Traffic-driving anchors like Sears and JCPenney are shutting down stores, and mall owners are having a hard time finding retailers large enough to replace them. With a fresh wave of closures on the horizon, the problem is …

Real Estate

6 financial monsters that have only gotten bigger since destroying the economy

Have the banks that caused the Great Recession learned anything? Nope — “too big to fail” is bigger than ever<p>Before the crash of September 2008—the worst economic downturn in the United States since the 1929 crash that marked the beginning of the Great Depression—most Americans had never heard the …

Obama's executive actions are 'a very dangerous thing,' legal scholar says

A legal scholar said Wednesday on “The Kelly File” that President Obama’s decision to bypass Congress to enact legislation is “a very dangerous thing.”<p>“The framers created a system that was designed to avoid one principle thing, and that’s the concentration of power in any one branch, because that …

Obama Surveillance Suit by Rand Paul Spurs Lawyer Fight

A legal challenge to the National Security Agency’s telephone data surveillance program by Senator Rand Paul was followed by a dispute between two …

64 percent say there is corruption at IRS

President Barack Obama recently told Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” regarding the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups. American voters disagree.<p>A just-released Fox News poll finds 64 percent of voters think the targeting indeed …

Your cellphone company is robbing you blind

Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son says bidding wars between different companies benefits consumers. Don’t buy it!<p>If you do not love cell phone companies, you’re not alone. Polls show the industry gets dismal marks for customer satisfaction, with Sprint ranking dead last in the latest surveys.<p>You may have …

FDA Approves Handheld Device That Reverses Painkiller Overdose

The treatment, known as Evzio, injects a drug called nalaxone that "rapidly reverses the effects of opioid overdose."<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an auto-injecting device that can treat overdose from a variety of painkillers. The agency said in a statement today (April 3) that it …

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

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8 eye-catching shipping container homes

A new kind of living<p>Not too long ago, the notion of living in an 8- by 20-foot box was enough to stop a potential homebuyer in his tracks … and send …

At Least Two Dead as Severe Storms Deluge the Southeast

Severe thunderstorms flooded large swaths of the American southeast for the second straight day and have caused at least two deaths, including that …

Rosenblum: A realistic view of the minimum wage hike

Before Gov. Mark Dayton signed Minnesota’s historic minimum wage bill, raising the hourly rate from $6.15 to $9.50 by 2016, Abera Siyoum awoke at …

Mark Dayton

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Why a deadly virus in the Middle East has the entire world on alert

A recent spike in MERS cases could be the beginning of a global outbreak<p>A deadly new virus for which there is no cure and about which little is understood could present a global threat, officials say. It's called Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus -- or MERS-CoV -- and a recent upswing …

CNN exclusive: Rancher says he's not racist, still defiant over grazing battle

Cliven Bundy -- the Nevada rancher turned conservative folk hero for bucking the federal government's attempts to stop his cattle from grazing on public land -- admits he doesn't understand the bipartisan uproar over his comments suggesting blacks might have been better off under slavery.<p>But in a …

Unemployment Benefit Program Set To Expire At Year's End

More than 1 million people will see their extended unemployment benefits immediately cut off at the end of the month if Congress doesn't act.<p>An emergency federal benefit program was put in place during the recession to help those who are unemployed longer than six months. That allowed them to get …

Mika: Paul's unemployment talk makes no sense

Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel discusses a New York Times story on a homeless youth, Congress' debate over extending unemployment benefits and Sen. Rand Paul's comments on unemployment benefits.

Rand Paul

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"Good cause" would be determined by the state unemployment office and you will be able to make a case for why you are eligible for benefits. If your …

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What can you do if your unemployment benefits run out or are about to run out? First, check with your State Unemployment Office to make sure that you …

Why Unemployment Benefits Should Be Extended

Why extend the emergency federal unemployment-insurance program? Herewith, two reasons:<p>1. In normal times states (typically) offer 26 weeks of …

MAP: Here Are The States That Will Be Hit The Most By Expiring Unemployment Benefits

On December 28, 1.3 million Americans lost their unemployment benefits when the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program expired.<p>Normally, a person can collect unemployment benefits for up to 26 weeks. The EUC program extended that duration to 73 weeks, although the exact time varied by …

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Krauthammer’s Take: Extend Unemployment Benefits, but Wind Them Down

With the Senate scheduled to vote this week on whether to extend unemployment benefits, Charles Krauthammer said that the issue is not the cost of …

Senate Vote Narrowly Advances Unemployment Benefits Bill

The Senate voted on Tuesday to advance a three-month extension of unemployment benefits that expired over the holidays. Six Republican Senators …

Unemployment-Insurance Extension Gets Cloture in Senate

A bill extending unemployment insurance covering those out of work more than 26 weeks for the next three months more or less passed the Senate today, …

Obama Urges GOP to ‘Cross the Finish Line’ on Unemployment Extension

President Obama took another step in his vision to make income inequality the focus of 2014 by using his first remarks of the new year to push for a …

Unemployed or Know Someone Who Is? Latest on Benefits Debate

A look at the current debate over the extension of unemployment benefits.<p>Unemployment benefits for nearly 1.3 million Americans who've been out of …