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Sessions orders review of gun background checks

Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed the FBI and ATF to review how well other federal agencies are doing in reporting information to federal gun databases.

Opera idol Dmitri Hvorostovsky dies at 55

Hvorostovsky, who retired last year after he was diagnosed with brain cancer, was widely considered one of the finest baritones ever to grace the world's opera stages.

A mass shooting church, pastor keeps faith through holidays

Pastor Frank Pomeroy remains thankful despite the horror that killed 26 members of his congregation, including his own daughter.

Lawmakers eye a mild crackdown on Facebook

There are new calls in Congress for stronger federal regulation of Facebook, possibly requiring greater transparency and disclosures for digital political ads.

Facebook can tell if you're gay based on a few 'likes,' study says

Do you "like" Lady Gaga, Human Rights Campaign and "True Blood" on Facebook? Advertisers may think you're gay, researchers say.