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Here's how much families have in retirement savings—and how much they actually need

Nearly half of Americans are at risk of retiring broke. That's according to a survey by GOBankingRates, which found that 42 percent of Americans have …

Retirement

We shopped at Home Depot and Lowe's to see which store was better — and the winner was clear for one key reason

Home Depot and Lowe's have for decades been two top home-improvement stores in the US.<p>They stock all things home improvement, including kitchen and bath fixtures, lighting, paint, gardening supplies, and tools. Both stores offer same-day delivery, installation services, do-it-yourself workshops, …

Here is every single Pokémon currently in Pokémon Go

You cannot, however, catch them all. At least not yet.<p>Several "legendary" Pokémon — like Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres — are definitely not in the game yet. Other ultra-rare Pokémon, like Mew and Mewtwo, still haven't appeared either. A few creatures, such as Mr. Mime, are land-locked to certain …

As Trump emissary to Congress, Mike Pence faces potential obstacle - his boss

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shortly after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in November, Vice President-elect Mike Pence visited the country’s largest manufacturing lobby group, six blocks from the White House, to brainstorm about Trump’s legislative agenda.<p>The conversation at the National …

Donald Trump

Joe Biden: ‘I Wish to Hell I’d Just Kept Saying the Exact Same Thing’

Joe Biden’s personal compartment on the modified Boeing 757 that serves as Air Force Two had the feel of a motel manager’s office equipped with state-of-the-art communications gear. The room held a little black couch with a pullout bed he had slept on more times than he could count over the last …

Toyota Highlights U.S. Investment Plan in Wake of Trump Criticism

President Akio Toyoda said company will plow billions of dollars into America in next few years<p>TOKYO—Toyota Motor Corp. has intensified efforts to highlight its contribution to the U.S. economy, in the wake of criticism from President-elect Donald Trump, saying that it will plow billions of dollars …

Zika Mosquitoes May Have Bred in Bromeliads, Florida Officials Say

Florida health officials said Thursday they found the Zika virus in mosquitoes trapped in the Miami Beach area, and blamed popular tropical plants known as bromeliads.<p>Florida also announced two more cases of locally acquired Zika, presumably spread by mosquitoes there.<p>That makes for 49 home-grown …

Masters 2016: Ranking the holes at Augusta from hardest to easiest

The Masters is played on probably the most-recognizable golf course on the planet. Here's how each of Augusta National's holes has played …

Seven Insights About the Republican Field Ahead of Las Vegas Debate

Tuesday night’s prime-time debate in Sin City is the last real opportunity for Republican candidates to change the 2016 dynamic before people settle in for the holidays and the race freezes until January and the sprint to Iowa and New Hampshire. Some in Las Vegas will be looking for lucky sevens …

Obama calls troops, offers refugees welcome on Thanksgiving

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama issued a Thanksgiving address welcoming refugees on Thursday and spent part of his holiday calling troops to thank them for their service.<p>"In 1620, a small band of pilgrims came to this continent, refugees who had fled persecution and violence in their …

The Latest: Search goes on for suspect in officer's slaying

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):<p>9:45 p.m.<p>Authorities scoured a …

Jameis Winston hearing adjourns, resumes Wednesday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and the woman who has said he sexually assaulted her spent nearly five hours in …

Boy Missing for Four Years Found in 'False Wall' in Georgia Home: Police

A 13-year-old boy reported missing four years ago was found behind a “false wall” in the suburban Atlanta home of his father and stepmother on Friday, according to police. The boy had used a smartphone to contact his sister online, and she relayed the message to their mother, Clayton County police …

Lindsey Vonn: Boyfriend Tiger Woods is an 'inspiration'

It's been a long old road to recovery for U.S. skiing star Lindsey Vonn.<p>The Olympic gold medal winner and four time overall World Cup champion has been sidelined for much of the last two years after undergoing separate bouts of surgery on a recurring knee injury.<p>A promising returning to action in …

US aide quits over taunting Obama daughters

An aide to a Republican congressman has resigned after her Facebook post criticising President Barack Obama's daughters touched off a backlash.<p>Elizabeth Lauten, communications director to Republican Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, said Malia Obama, 16, and Sasha, 13, should have shown more "class" at …

Powerful Story Behind the Young Protestor Hugging a Police Officer at a Ferguson Demonstration

Amidst the hate, anger, sadness, and turmoil that have swept across the US since a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, this powerful photo of a young, black protestor tearfully hugging a white police officer has captured …

Janay Rice, in her own words

<i>Editor's Note: This is Janay Rice's story, as told to ESPN's Jemele Hill. On Wednesday, Nov. 5, Jemele interviewed Janay for three hours at the home</i> …

Ray Rice wins suspension appeal

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL for violating its domestic violence policy, the players union said Friday.<p>"The suspension has been vacated," George Atallah, the assistant executive director of external affairs for the players' …

Arizona tops Arizona State, earns shot at Pac-12 title

TUCSON — Breaking down No. 12 Arizona's 42-35 win against No. 13 Arizona State:<p><b>THE BIG PICTURE</b>: Arizona had won at least eight games in each of the last three seasons, a program first since 1973-75. The Wildcats had won more than eight games for the first time since 1998. The offense had shattered …

Daily Inspiration #1933

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art

Vikings owner: 'We made a mistake' with Peterson situation

Less than two days after announcing that they were reinstating running back Adrian Peterson to the active roster, the Minnesota Vikings changed course early Wednesday.<p>The Vikings placed Peterson, who faces a child-abuse charge, on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list until his case is …

Domestic Violence

Fight brewing over liver donation

Dr. Sean Kumer is actually happy when a call from work wakes him from a deep sleep.<p>A call means the transplant surgeon at The University of Kansas Hospital can save another life. He worries, though, about possible changes being discussed regarding the way donated organs are distributed; if they go …

PM Cameron resumes holiday after crisis meetings on beheading video

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday resumed his holiday in Cornwall, a day after he rushed back to London to chair emergency meetings in response to a video purported to show a man with a British accent beheading a U.S. journalist.<p>Britain's Prime Minister David …

Airlines monitor possible volcanic activity in Iceland

Airlines are keeping an eye on possible volcanic activity in Iceland, after a previous eruption there in 2010 caused massive flight disruptions. But simmering seismic activity around the Bárdarbunga volcano hasn't yet altered flights.<p>"We've been aware of the reported increasing potential of …