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  • Betty Daniel gets a routine yearly mammogram from mammography tech Stella Palmer at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago in 2012.
    Heather Charles / MCT/Landov
    10:08am Jan 02, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Breast Cancer: What We Learned In 2012

    The 2012 mammography debate was a continuation of a controversy touched off three years ago when a government task force said women under 50 don't need regular mammograms. And one recent analysis found that regular screenings haven't reduced the rate of advanced breast cancers.
  • The expiration date on foods like orange juice and even milk aren't indicators of when those products will go bad.
    8:57am Jan 02, 2013
    Science Science Arts

    Don't Fear That Expired Food

    When food passes its sell-by date, it's swept from the supermarket shelf. But that doesn't mean it's not safe to eat. Taste and smell are usually better indicators of a food's safety. And some items, like canned foods, can even last years or decades after their expiration date.
  • 12:39pm Jan 01, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    Rep. Cole Predicts 'Very Strong Majority' Will Approve Budget Deal In House

    A compromise deal to stop broad spending cuts and tax increases is headed to the House of Representatives, after receiving strong support in the Senate. "I really don't anticipate too much of a problem" passing the bill, Republican Rep. Tom Cole, the deputy majority whip, tells NPR's Steve Inskeep.
  • 9:44am Jan 01, 2013

    School Wants 'Bucket List' To Kick The Bucket

    Michigan's Lake Superior State University issued its annual list of annoying expressions to banish. The list includes: trending, bucket list, kick the can down the road and spoiler alert. The top one to ban: fiscal cliff.
  • 9:44am Jan 01, 2013

    Mayor Settles Council Election Tie With Coin Toss

    In Seguin, Texas, a December city council election ended in a tie. Both candidates received 141 votes. So it was up to the mayor to settle things. The law gave him some options such as drawing straws or tossing dice. He chose: coin toss.
  • 9:44am Jan 01, 2013
    Economy Economy Politics & Government

    What Does Senate Budget Deal Mean For You?

    The Senate passed a measure early into the New Year, and now it's up to the house to vote on the deal, which will most likely happen by Wednesday. The measure cleared the Senate on an 89-8 vote, hours after V.P. Joe Biden and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell sealed a deal.
  • 9:44am Jan 01, 2013
    World News World News

    Mexico's President Alters Tactics Against Drug Crimes

    Mexico's new attorney general says there are now 60 to 80 drug cartels operating in the country, a sharp rise from the 10 that existed when outgoing President Calderon took office in 2006. President Enrique Pena Nieto says he wants to go after crime associated with drug trafficking instead of taking down crime bosses.
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney General Lanny Breuer announces a nearly $2 billion money laundering settlement with British bank HSBC on Dec. 11 in New York City.
    Ramin Talaie / Getty Images
    9:44am Jan 01, 2013

    Justice Wants Banks To Be Quasi Cops

    The Bank Secrecy Act requires financial institutions to be on the lookout for sketchy transactions. The law is 40 years old, but federal prosecutors just recently put more energy into enforcing it. They want banks to spot illegal transactions and blow the whistle before money changes hands.
  • Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of the Higgs boson on July 4, the long-sought building block of the universe. This image shows a computer-simulation of data from the collider.
    Barcroft Media/Landov
    9:44am Jan 01, 2013
    Science Science

    The Year Of The Higgs, And Other Tiny Advances In Science

    The discovery of the Higgs boson will likely be hailed as the most important scientific discovery of 2012. But many ideas that change the world don't tend to spring from flashy moments of discovery. Our view of nature — and our technology — often evolve from a sequence of more subtle advances.
  • 9:44am Jan 01, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Hobby Lobby Plans To Defy Health Care Mandate

    The federal health care law requires employee insurance plans to cover emergency contraceptives. That's something the owners of the craft store chain Hobby Lobby say they can't do. An attorney for the stores said the Christian owners consider the emergency contraceptives tantamount to abortion. Starting Tuesday, the company could be fined as much $1.3 million a day for defying the mandate.
  • 12:52pm Dec 31, 2012
    World News World News National Economy

    Europe Fails To Stimulate Growth In 2012

    Europe spent much of this year trying to hold its common currency pact together. Greece, Spain, Italy and other countries flirted with disaster as interest rates spiked, forcing the debtor nations to accept austerity programs. The turmoil was bad enough to push much of the eurozone into recession.
  • 7:12am Dec 31, 2012

    Possum Drop Will Be Held In Brasstown, N.C.

    Clay's Corner Store used to lower a live possum in a box but People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued. This year, the store plans to drop a stuffed animal, or roadkill — depending on what's available.