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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her post after serving for five years.

Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Is Resigning

Health Secrerary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after a five-year term that will no doubt be remembered for the calamitous implementation of President Obama's signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act.

If you remember, when the federal government unveiled HealthCare.gov, where Americans could buy health insurance mandated by Obamacare, the site was essentially useless for weeks after it launched in October.

A carnival truck caricatures President Obama and the NSA spying scandal during a parade through Frankfurt,  Germany, last month.

German Fears About U.S. Spying Could Hurt Trade Deal

Most Americans and Germans agree: more trade between the United States and the European Union would be a good idea.

But when you get down to details of a possible trade pact, suspicions pop up, according to a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in association with Germany's Bertelsmann Foundation.

Stephen Colbert has made a name for himself, literally, as the host of his own show. Now, he will succeed David Letterman as the host of <em>The Late Show</em>.

Stephen Colbert: The End Of One Joke, The Start Of Many More

CBS just ended the longest-running joke in TV history by naming Stephen Colbert to succeed retiring late-night host David Letterman

That's because Colbert, who has won all kinds of acclaim playing fictional right-wing cable TV news host "Stephen Colbert" on The Colbert Report, will now play a new character when he takes over Letterman's Late Show:

Himself.

Ryan Budget Vote Produces 'Win' For Both Parties

The House of Representatives saw a rare win-win day on the floor with passage of this year's Ryan budget.

Republican Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Democratic ranking member Chris Van Hollen both thanked the committee staff for all its hard work. Democrats made lots of speeches about how horrible the budget is; Republicans made lots of speeches about how wonderful it is. They took a vote, and then adjourned for a two-week break.

The actual effect on public policy?

None.

Beijing artist Liang Kegang poses in a Beijing art gallery earlier this week with the jar of fresh air he collected in Provence, France.

What's A Breath Of Fresh Air Worth? In China, About $860

It's a classic example of supply and demand: How much would you pay for a bottle of fresh air in one of the world's most polluted cities?

When Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned home from a vacation in France, he brought with him a jar of clean air he had collected in Provence, along the Normandy coast. At auction in a group of about 100 fellow artists and collectors, the air fetched the equivalent of $860, according to The Associated Press.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin wears Google Glass in February 2013.

One-Day Sale: Google Glass Will Be Available For A Cool $1,500

Google Glass, the computer and camera you wear on your face, can be yours starting next Tuesday. Google has been rolling out Glass to a select group of "Explorers" since early 2013, but soon, anyone in the U.S. with $1,500 plus tax can get a headset at this link.

For Albuquerque PD, A Searing Rebuke From Justice Department

Miners pack up and leave after a long days work at the Skochinski coal mine on April 3, 2001 in Donetsk, Ukraine. Modern Donetsk is one of the largest metallurgical centers of Ukraine.

God Save The Queen — And Donetsk, Too?

The eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk has been the center of a standoff since Sunday, with demonstrators pleading for the city to join Russia, while government leaders insist it will remain part of Ukraine.

In the midst of this tug-of-war, there's a third country that may have a claim on the city — though admittedly, a much looser one.

"God Save The Queen" isn't just the British national anthem, it's also the name of a campaign to bring Donetsk under the sheltering wing of Her Majesty's United Kingdom.

(You read that correctly: the UK. Stay with us here.)

Utah Gay Marriage Gets Hearing In Appeals Court

Egyptian Journalist Trial Is Long On Jail Time — But Short On Proof

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