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Dashcam video of officer grooving to 'Shake It Off' goes viral

We're used to seeing police dashboard video of speeders, car accidents or worse.

Republicans already criticizing Obama’s State of the Union speech

President Obama delivers his State of The Union address this week and it's already drawing criticism from Republicans on Capitol Hill.

'Selma' stars join march on historic Edmund Pettus Bridge

The filmmakers and cast of the movie "Selma" took part in a day-long celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday in Selma, Alabama. Selma residents were invited to join them in a commemorative march Sunday afternoon.

Secret Service investigates shooting at Biden's home

The Secret Service is trying to figure out who drove by Vice President Biden's home Saturday night and fired multiple gunshots.

Arctic waters could hold secret to creating life-saving drugs

It is early afternoon on board the "Helmer Hanssen," and the Arctic sun is already starting to set. Near the back of the ship, two people dressed in orange rain slickers are anxiously waiting.

Los Angeles family keeps illegal pet alligator for 37 years

Jaxson the alligator had apparently been living with the Mattson family for more than 37 years.

Tom Hanks: 'Community college made me what I am'

Tom Hanks applauded President Obama's plan to provide free community college for millions of Americans, noting that his own two-year stint "made me what I am today."

Papa John's worker who shot mugger in self-defense keeps job

A Papa John's pizza delivery driver used a gun to save her life, but in doing so violated the company's policy on firearms at the workplace. However, she'll get to keep her job, Papa John's confirmed.

Self-service beer taps shorten lines nationwide

How much do you hate waiting for another beer in a crowded bar? It irked Josh Goodman enough to invent a pretty obvious solution -- self-service beer taps.

In year of 'Selma,' critics blast Oscars for all-white Best Actor field

When the Best Actor nominations came out for this year's Oscars, many were critical of the all-white field.

An aspirin a day may not keep the doctor away

If you're popping aspirin on a daily basis to lower your chances of having a heart attack or stroke, it might turn out that an aspirin a day may not keep the doctor away. In fact, it could make things worse for your health.

Researchers seek better ways to avoid traffic

Using a smart phone app to map out traffic can help lower a driver's stress level. But technology currently being developed is working to use virtual reality to make your commute even easier.

Portable 'blood test in a box' to give instant diagnoses

(CNN) -- For most of us, a blood test begins with a needle, a syringe and the promise it will all be over quickly.

3 red flags causing the market to panic

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- It might not be as cold as last year's Polar Vortex, but some winter warning signs are popping up for the U.S. and global economy.

'Devastating erosion' of taxpayer services at IRS

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Budget cuts at the IRS have resulted in "a devastating erosion" of services for Uncle Sam's No. 1 benefactor: the U.S. taxpayer.