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The 25 Best Beaches In The World

After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.

04/23/2014

WILLOWS, CA - APRIL 11: The remains of a FedEx truck, right, and bus, left, involved in Thursday's deadly crash are seen on trucks at the scene of the accident on April 11, 2014  in Orland, California. Ten people were killed, and dozens injured, including four still in critical condition, after a FedEx truck collided with a bus full of high school students on Interstate 5 near Orford, Calif. on Thursday. The students were on their way to visit Humboldt State University in Northern California. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

Dreams Dashed in Fatal College Tour Bus Crash

It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles to a remote redwood campus 650 miles north.

04/11/2014

File photo of an ambulance. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FedEx Truck Slams Into Bus Carrying Students; At Least 9 Dead

Nine people were killed Thursday in a three-vehicle crash involving a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college.

04/10/2014

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Seeking $1B From Congress To Help Communities Manage Climate Change Effects

President Barack Obama will offer millions of dollars in federal aid for drought-stricken California during a visit with farmers and ranchers Friday and outline plans to seek $1 billion from Congress to help communities manage the effects of climate change.

02/14/2014

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obamas Spending Valentine’s Day Apart As President Heads To California

California’s severe drought, stalled Middle East peacemaking and Syria’s civil war would appear to have little, if anything, in common, but President Barack Obama will address all three, and possibly other issues, on his first visit of the year to the nation’s most populous state.

02/14/2014

New York's high taxes and strict regulations rank it dead last on a think tank's list of economically free states. (Getty Images)

Conservative Think Tank Lists New York As Nation’s Least Free State

New Yorkers endure highest taxes in the nation, says group.

01/31/2014

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

20-Term Congressman Waxman to Retire

Rep. Henry Waxman, one of Congress’ fiercest negotiators and a policy expert on everything from clean air to health care, will retire at the end of the year after four decades in the House.

01/30/2014

File photo of the U.S. Capitol building. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House OKs Bill To Delay Financial Advice Rules

Ignoring a White House veto threat, the House voted on Tuesday for a bill that would delay rules for brokers who provide financial advice to retirees.

10/29/2013

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Poll: Majority Of Americans In Favor Of Legalizing Marijuana

For the first time in history, a clear majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana a new poll shows.

10/22/2013

Job seekers fill out applications as they wait in line to enter a job fair at a new Target retail store on Aug. 15, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

US Jobless Claims Jump To 374,000 Due To Backlog

The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped by 66,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 374,000. But the spike was largely because California processed a huge backlog of claims and the partial government shutdown prompted some companies to cut jobs.

10/10/2013

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