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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during a FCC hearing on the net neutrality on Feb. 26, 2015 in Washington.
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Feds Upvote Open Internet

The vote marks the culmination of a yearlong struggle that pitted grassroots Internet advocates and Silicon Valley tech giants against the titans of the telecom industry. It's also a major blow to big Internet service providers, like Comcast and Verizon

The ISIS militant who has been identified as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, seen in a propaganda video.

What Drove 'John' to Jihad

The ISIS executioner was reportedly harassed by British security forces and prevented from moving to his native Kuwait before he went to Syria

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Christie Swipes at Media

New Jersey Gov. Christie struck a defiant tone at a conservative conference, taking swings at the media and his leading presidential rivals

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Harassment of Jews Across World Hits 7-Year High

The number of countries where Jews faced harassment rose to a seven-year high in 2013, according to a new study on persecution of religious groups around the world. Jews were harassed by governments or social groups in 77 countries of the 198 in the study


DC Comics' Catwoman Comes Out of the Closet

Catwoman's coming out in the latest issue of the comic, Catwoman #39, is just the latest of many efforts by comic book companies to diversify their characters. DC's Batwoman has identified as a lesbian since 2006, and one Green Lantern, Alan Scott, is gay

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Southern Snowstorm Knocks Out Power, Flights

A swift-moving storm that dumped as much as 10 inches of snow and slush across the Deep South on Wednesday brought a wintry blast to the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday. The storm left a trail of travel headaches, school closings and power outages

NANTUCKET, MA - SEPTEMBER 8: Two labradors wait for their owner at a restaurant on Main Street in Nantucket. (Photo by Bill Brett/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Meet the Most Popular Dog Breed in America

The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in America for the 24th year in a row, the American Kennel Club said. The Bulldog rose to No. 4 and for the first time in 100 years, the French Bulldog made it in the top 10

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China Now Has More Submarines than the U.S.

China now has more submarines than the U.S., though the vessels are inferior to the U.S. fleet. Vice Admiral Joseph Mulloy said the vessels are part of China’s expansion into more geographic areas of operation for longer periods of time