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Gov. Chris Christie and state Sen. Barbara Buono participate in a debate Oct. 8, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Chris Christie, Barbara Buono Square Off In Debate

In a debate Tuesday night, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie characterized opponent Barbara Buono as a supporter of high taxes and spending, while Buono accused Christie of being insensitive to the poor and middle class.


Person-to-person mobile payments are becoming more popular. (credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Direct Mobile Payments Catching On

You can now use your smartphone to settle up the check at dinner or pay the baby sitter or the person who mows your lawn.


True Love Study

Seen At 11: Study Shows Many Haven’t Ended Up With True Loves

A new study showed many people have not ended up with the true love of their life. But can you learn to love the one you’re with?



Seen At 11: The Myriad Of New Uses For GPS Technology

GPS is going to new heights, tracking just about anything that moves – including you.


FILE - Hillary Clinton (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Says She’s Thinking About A 2016 Presidential Run

In a revealing interview – her first since leaving the State Department – Hillary Rodham Clinton said she is indeed thinking about running for president in 2016.


ATM dispensing cash (Photo credit: BARBARA LABORDE/AFP/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Getting Personal – Your Pulse Could Be Your New Password

Our heartbeats are as unique to us as our fingerprints and now they are being used to replace passwords, key cards, and bank cards.


A supporter of Syrian president Bashar Hafez al-Assad waves a flag bearing a picture of the president at a rally to urge Congress to vote against a limited military strike against the Syrian military in response to allegations that Assad has used sarin gas to kill civilians on September 7, 2013. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

In Interview With CBS News, Assad Denies Using Chemical Weapons

The dictator sat down for an interview with CBS This Morning anchor Charlie Rose as Congress mulls whether to authorize the use of force in Syria.


iPhone 5 (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Don’t Remember Sending That Text? You Might Have Been Asleep

Sleep texting has become more common and in addition to being embarrassing it could also have some serious health consequences.


All Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village - Queens, NY - May 22, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Seen At 11: Death Cafes Give Participants A Chance To Confront Their Fears

In the past the subject had been considered taboo in social settings. Now, a new trend has made death the topic of conversation at planned gatherings.


Sam Horowitz dancing at his Bar Mitzvah (credit: CBS 2 via Youtube)

Viral Bar Mitzvah Dance Routine Criticized By Some For Being Too Lavish

More than 400 guests at the Omni Hotel in Dallas watched a white chandelier descend onto a stage of professional dancers. Inside was Sam Horowitz, 13, ready to join a choreographed routine.


Ice Rink Proposal

Seen At 11: Grooms Go All Out, And Pay Big For Wedding Proposals

You can count on most weddings to be elaborate affairs that come with an equally fancy price tag, and now big price tags are also accompanying the wedding proposals.


Golden Retriever puppies (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: New Breed Of Reunion Brings Pets Together With Their Siblings

The reunions aren’t just for dogs either, cat owners, even rabbit owners have reunited their pets. But the rise in the popularity of ‘litter reunions’ begs the question, can animals actually recognize a family member?


Ben Hirschfeld, the 19-year-old founder of Lit Solar Lantern Project, gives the gift of light around the world. (Photo: CBS 2)

Local Teenager’s Personal Calling Lights Up Lives Around The Globe

When the sun goes down in Kenya, there is only darkness, many people have no electricity and are forced to light their homes with kerosene lanterns, conditions are smokey, dim, and dangerous.


Devastated by Sandy's wrath, the Chen family of Midland Beach on Staten Island now have a new home, thanks to some very good people. (Photo: CBS 2)

Tunnel To Towers Foundation Spearheads Restoration Of Home Destroyed By Sandy

Life after Hurricane Sandy has delivered a much deserved gift to a Staten Island family. Volunteers pitched in to help restore their house, left devastated by the storm.


This dog gets his cardio in at the Morris Animal Inn in Morristown, NJ. (Credit CBS 2)

Seen At 11: When Your Pooch Packs On Pounds, It May Be Time For ‘Fat Camp’

Humans aren’t the only ones fighting the battle of the bulge these days, new research says that your pooch may be packing on the pounds as well.