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The company is introducing a new policy that allows users to appoint an executor who will keep their account active posthumously.
February 12, 2015
Rachel Martin talks with longtime CBS producer Harry Radliffe about Bob Simon's work and legacy. The journalist died Wednesday night in a car accident at the age of 73.
February 12, 2015
Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore ordered officials to ignore higher court rulings and not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, sparking a battle between the state and federal judiciary.
February 12, 2015
Want to know if your favorite restaurant pays its servers a living wage? An app encourages diners to ask before they dig in.
February 12, 2015
Across the country, it's common practice to handcuff a pregnant prisoner to her hospital bed while she gives birth.
February 12, 2015
Thursday's summit of EU leaders in Brussels was dominated by news of a possible ceasefire in Ukraine, but other crises like Greek debt and the threat of terrorism were also on the agenda.
February 12, 2015
It's the last country in Africa where polio is hanging on. The good news: There hasn't been a case in more than 6 months. But that doesn't mean the virus is history.
February 12, 2015
A police shooting of a homeless man in Pasco, Wash., is under investigation. Officers shot the man at a busy intersection after he was reportedly throwing rocks at cars. It was the town's fourth fatal police shooting in the past six months.
February 12, 2015
Much of the oil industry is gathered in Houston this week for an annual conference that serves as a deal-making forum for producers large and small. Deals may be harder to reach this year because there is so much uncertainty about the price of oil.
February 12, 2015
A scientist estimating the weight of candy wrappers, bags, bottles, syringes and other plastic trash in the world's water sees a synthetic tsunami. Should China and India create more landfills?
February 12, 2015
With the Islamic State pushed back, Iraq's Yazidis are returning to their villages — and to mass graves. Now, they guard the remains and are calling on the U.N. to document the killings.
February 12, 2015
The lights suddenly flickered off today at Rotterdam Square Mall near Schenectady after what the owners say was "a total misunderstanding" with the power utility.
February 12, 2015
Carter will take over the Pentagon for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Carter served as the No. 2 defense official under Leon Panetta.
February 12, 2015
British horticulturalists have figured out how to graft a tomato plant onto a potato plant. This plant, called Ketchup 'N' Fries, has crossed the pond and is now available to gardeners in the U.S.
February 12, 2015
ABC recently green lighted a sitcom starring the doctor-turned-actor Ken Jeong, who will play a frustrated MD in Dr. Ken.
February 12, 2015
Whether you appoint a postmortem account manager or opt for "virtual immortality," new online tools help us navigate how we will preserve our digital footprint after death.
February 12, 2015
Scientists believe the project, which is reportedly underway already, could destroy a million acres of rainforest and contaminate Central America's largest source of drinking water.
February 12, 2015
Are those hours I spend swiping through Tinder getting me anywhere closer to actual romance? Yes, psychologists say. But chemistry doesn't come in an app, and that's what matters most.
February 12, 2015
Oil prices aren't the only thing that's dropped. The prices of everything from corn to sugar have fallen, too. So some economists predict lower prices at the grocery store later this year.
February 12, 2015
Video footage shows glaring inconsistencies in officers' account of a suspected break-in that was really just two brothers walking into their home.
February 12, 2015

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