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Greek Mystery Girl Maria's Bulgarian Mother Denies Selling Daughter

The Bulgarian Roma mother of Maria, a young blonde girl whose fate made headlines around the world when she was found in a Greek Roma camp, tearfully denied on Sunday that she had sold her daughter.<p>"I have not sold her! I have not... I gave her, I made a mistake. But I haven't taken any money," …

Take This State And Shove It: The New Secession Movement

There's a big race right now to become the 51st state.<p>Forget traditional contenders like Puerto Rico. In several existing states, residents of less populous areas are hoping to create new states of their own.<p>Citizens in 11 mostly northeastern Colorado counties are among them. They'll vote on Nov. 5 …

The Absolute Very Latest on the Hillary Campaign That Doesn't Yet Exist

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Hey, America, have you heard of Hillary Clinton? She might run for office some day, so the <i>Washington</i> …

Senate to Take Up Federal Ban on Sexual-Orientation Discrimination in Workplace

A bill that would ban dis­crim­in­a­tion in the work­place based on sexu­al ori­ent­a­tion and gender iden­tity will see ac­tion on the Sen­ate floor …

Ellen DeGeneres Is Working on an NBC Sitcom Featuring a Lesbian Lead

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ellen DeGeneres paved the way for lesbians on television when she came out in a 1997 episode of her …

China reportedly censoring Tiananmen Square photos after car crash kills five

China's censors are blocking photos and reports of a car crash that killed five and injured 38 others in Tiananmen Square today, reports the <i>Washington Post</i>. Hundreds of posts have been pulled, it says, according to FreeWeibo, a site that presents an uncensored version of the popular Chinese social …

Navy stealth destroyer Zumwalt nears final construction phase

The Navy's stealthy Zumwalt destroyer went into the water on Monday, with shipbuilders moving the warship into the Kennebec River before it moves dockside for final construction.<p>The Zumwalt, the largest destroyer ever built for the Navy, looks like no other U.S. warship, with an angular profile and …

White House Announces Six-Week Extension on Obamacare Sign-Ups

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As expected, the Obama administration officially granted a six-week extension for Americans to sign …

White House Considered Keeping Bin Laden Raid Secret, Says Former Official

The chopper that crashed in Pakistan and the coming dawn changed the calculus for the White House, former top national security spokesperson Tommy Vietor tells BuzzFeed Brews.<p>WASHINGTON — Perhaps the most famous accomplishment of President Obama's time in office was almost kept secret.<p>Speaking at a …

IRS: Shutdown will delay tax filing season

The IRS won't start processing returns until at least Jan. 28 and possibly as late as Feb. 4 because it needs time to program and test tax-processing systems.<p>Here's another reason to be annoyed at the 16-day government shutdown: It could delay tax refunds for millions of early filers by one or two …

Sony Explains Why Its PlayStation 4 Costs $1,845 In Brazil

Sony's new PlayStation 4 won't be on store shelves until next month, but the gaming console has already raised eyebrows in Brazil, after reports that it would cost 3,999 Brazilian real — or about $1,845 at today's exchange rate.<p>The company says the steep cost isn't a case of price gouging, but …

Term pregnancy now defined as at least 39 weeks

WASHINGTON -- Mom-to-be closing in on her due date? The nation's obstetricians are getting more precise about exactly how close makes for a full-term pregnancy.<p>On average, a pregnancy lasts 40 weeks, counting from the first day of the woman's last menstrual period. That's how a due date is …

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Haitian Cholera Strain Spreads To Mexico

A South Asian strain of cholera that was introduced into Haiti three years ago this month has now spread to this continent's mainland.<p>Mexico is the fourth Western Hemisphere country to experience the cholera outbreak. It's a disease that's very hard to stamp out once it gets into an area with poor …

Pirate Bay co-founder fights hacking case extradition

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg formally appeals against deportation from Sweden to Denmark, where he could face six years' jail<p>The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has launched a formal appeal in the hacking case that could see him deported to from Sweden to Denmark, where he could face up to …

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More missteps: Air Force officials in charge of nukes left open blast door, sources say

Four Air Force officers who were entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been punished for leaving open blast doors intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their post while they were sleeping.<p>Air Force officials confirm to Fox News that twice this …

'Bishop Of Bling' Suspended By Pope Francis

The "bishop of bling" has been suspended by Pope Francis while the Roman Catholic Church investigates allegations of overspending on renovations at the German cleric's residence and offices.<p>Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst has been removed from his position "for the time being," …

A third of Americans now live in a state with marriage equality

Fourteen states and Washington, D.C., currently recognize equal marriage, and three more may be on the verge<p>This time last year, only six states had marriage equality laws on the books. Flash forward 12 months and that number has risen to 14 (plus Washington, D.C.), meaning that 33 percent of …

Marines accused in court martial of executing Afghan insurgent after clash

Court shown footage from head-camera of injured man being dragged away and apparently shot after skirmish in Helmand<p>Three Royal Marines carried out the "execution" of a suspected insurgent as he lay badly wounded after being hit by helicopter cannon fire in Afghanistan, a court martial was told on …

Baby 'cured' of HIV: New details offer hope for other patients

New details about the first person to be cured of HIV through drug therapy alone offer hope that others who are born with the virus may be able to beat it back and avoid a lifetime of treatment, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The formerly HIV-positive Mississippi girl drew widespread interest in …

Retailers worry that delayed tax refunds could keep wallets closed

It's bad news for retailers and consumers: Those big tax refunds they're counting on to boost sales and pad bank accounts are going to take a little longer.<p>Due to the government shutdown, the IRS will delay the start of the tax filing season by one to two weeks. The original start date of Jan. 21 …

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At Least 2 Shot near Millington Navy Base in Tennessee

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>At least two people were reportedly shot and injured near the Millington Navy Base on Thursday in …