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Bess Myerson was crowned Miss America in 1945 and was the only Jewish-American woman to ever hold the title. She went on to have a long career in public affairs though it was sometimes marked by scandal. She died Dec. 14 at the age of 90.

Robert Siegel talks to Republican Congresswoman Mimi Walters of California and Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego of Arizona about starting their first term in Congress.

A 66-year-old Vietnam vet is due to be executed next week for the 1998 murder of a deputy sheriff in Georgia. There's no question that he shot the officer thanks to a grisly dashcam video. But the man's lawyers say PTSD and mental illness were not taken into consideration at sentencing.

Republicans formally took full control of Congress for the first time during Barack Obama's presidency on Tuesday. Republicans took over the Senate and added to their majority in the House.

Digital downloads of iTunes fell sharply in 2014, as consumers abandoned Apple's music store in favor of cheap, easy-to-use subscription services.

When residents see Darlene Arviso driving her water delivery truck, it's like they've seen Santa coming down the chimney. But these deliveries to the Navajo Nation are far from the perfect solution.

Igor Girkin claims to have touched off the conflagration, and he says he's proud of what he did. The former member of the Russian security service has a knack for turning up in tumultuous places.

Last year, Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address to Vermont's opiate addiction problem. Since then it has expanded treatment, but doctors say demand is outpacing services.

Millions of deep-water fish die every year because of barotrauma, a condition divers know as "the bends." But scientists say so-called descending devices can help fish survive a trip to the surface.

John Boehner is set to start his third 2-year term as speaker. His election is nearly a foregone conclusion, although a number of his Republican colleagues are likely voting against him on the floor.

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