Guns are now a key issue in the race to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.). Gun violence plagues some of the Chicago neighborhoods that are part of the district, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun political action committee is targeting one of the contenders for the seat.
People in the Northeast were stocking up and hunkering down in anticipation of Friday's major snowstorm. The Boston area is expected to be buried under more than 28 inches of snow and some areas may experience winds as high as 70 miles per hour before the storm blows out this weekend.
Some observers are wondering why American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-inspired superPAC, would bother to run a political attack ad against Hollywood star Ashley Judd, an outspoken supporter of President Obama who has said she's mulling a 2014 run against Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
Yeast are demanding little critters. To make good-tasting beer, brewers have to pamper them like pedigreed pets. A new report says it's all about the microbiology. Brewers say they use science to keep their charges happy.
The Weather Channel has granted itself naming rights for winter storms, calling the current nor'easter Nemo. While many meteorologists gripe that it's just a marketing gimmick, others think it might help people focus on severe weather and plan accordingly.
By the end of this month, the federal government is expected to file briefs in a pair of same-sex marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. One case poses questions so difficult that the president himself is expected to make the final decision on what arguments the Justice Department will make.
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