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Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

The U.S. Patent Office has canceled trademarks belonging to the Redskins football team, saying they are offensive to Native Americans.

List of most 'walkable' cities

Washington DC is the most walkable city in the country, according to researchers. George Washington University and Smart Growth America released a report this week that highlighted America's Most Walkable Urban Places.

President Obama creates world's largest marine preserve in the Pacific

President Obama announces a plan to create the world's largest marine preserve in the Pacific Ocean.

Supreme Court sides with anti-abortion group on political ads

An anti-abortion group may continue challenging a state law that forbids certain false statements about a candidate during an election campaign, after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the organization's favor on Monday.

Honduras to ask U.S. not to deport Honduran kids

 Honduras will ask the United States not to send any more children stopped at the border back to Honduras, said Julio Tercero, Honduras Foreign Ministry spokesman.

Georgia execution would be first since botched Oklahoma procedure

A Georgia man, scheduled to die Tuesday night, would be the first inmate in the United States put to death since the botched execution of an Oklahoma man in April.

Obama goes after black-market fishing, other threats to oceans

The Obama administration announced new measures to combat black-market fishing and protect ocean ecosystems on Tuesday, as scientists, diplomats, policymakers, and heads of state concluded a conference dedicated to ocean preservation.

How to experience the beautiful backwaters of Kerala, India

 In the backwaters of India's southern state of Kerala, traditional village life goes on much as it has for the last 50 years.

Twin tornadoes tear through Nebraska town; 2 dead

Becky Hauf had always been told her little town of Pilger, Nebraska, would never see a tornado. Too close to the Elkhorn River, the folklore went. Instead, Pilger got two. At the same time.

GM announces another recall

GM announced another recall. The automaker says its recalling more than three-million vehicles over an ignition switch issue linked to eight crashes and six injuries.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl film in the works

The filmmaking duo behind Oscar winning films like "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty" are planning a movie about Bowe Berghdahl.

IRS faces volley of new scrutiny

A new round of scrutiny hit the IRS on Monday as senators from both parties summoned the agency's chief to Capitol Hill, one House committee set up a new investigative hearing and another issued a subpoena for the head of the agency to appe

Smoking cigarettes among teens hits low, texting while driving increases

f you have a teen or know a teen, you'll want to pay attention to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. The report took a closer look at "risky behaviors".

Shooting of 2 priests was burglary gone bad; suspect arrested, Phoenix police say

A suspect arrested in last week's deadly shooting at a Catholic church admitted "involvement in the crime" while in custody, Phoenix Police Chief Daniel V. Garcia said Monday.