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The Indianapolis Colts made the AFC title game, led by quarterback Andrew Luck, who grew a neck beard — a beard down his neck. It's referred to as the neard.
The moves to be made on Friday, loosen restrictions on travel and trade. The U.S. travel ban to Cuba is still technically in place, but experts say it's become a lot easier to go there anyway.
More than 8 months after Oklahoma officials struggled to perform an execution, the state executed Charles Frederick Warner who was convicted in the 1997 rape and beating death of an 11-month-old girl.
Michael Mann's new cybercrime thriller stars Chris Hemsworth. Mann's skill as a director holds the audience's attention as the team follows lines of electronic breadcrumbs in pursuit of the evil one.
President Obama says employers should offer more generous leave policies, including paid sick leave for the 43 million American workers who don't have it. Obama is urging Congress to require that.
Dozens of people in Milwaukee have been protesting for months after a white police officer fired 14 shots and killed a mentally ill, unarmed African American man last April.