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VIDEO: Congress votes to reopen government
The Federal government is set to reopen after the Republican-controlled House voted 285-144 to fund the government and extend the debt ceiling. The Senate had already approved the measure, 81-18.
Jury awards $50,000 to high school bullying victim
A jury has awarded the victim of extreme bullying $50,000, holding her high school liable for its response when digitally-altered and sexually suggestive photos of her circulated among students five years ago.
Lobbyists' lobbying group wants a new name that doesn't mention lobbying
The leaders of the American League of Lobbyists insist that the group is making the move because its business has evolved, and members do lots more than walk the halls of Congress and try to shape legislation.
Yahoo to make SSL encryption the default for Web mail
Yahoo will encrypt Web-based email by default for all of its users beginning Jan. 8, the company has told The Washington Post.
VIDEO: Stuck on a bridge, woman dangles 20 feet
A woman dangles more than 20 feet in the air after she becomes stuck on a railroad bridge during a breast cancer walk.
VIDEO: 30 rescued after boat capsizes near Miami
A 45-foot boat capsized near Miami on Sunday, spilling at least 30 people and a dog into the water. Everyone on board was safely rescued.
VIDEO: Man discovers secret dungeon under apartment
The day after moving into a new apartment, a man discovers that he is living above what is likely to be a 19th century dungeon.
Pastor charged with killing 3 at Ky. pawn shop
A pastor from a small Kentucky town is accused of killing the husband-and-wife owners of a pawn shop and one of their customers, all while the owners' children were nearby.
VIDEO: DC mayor confronts Reid over shutdown
After speaking at a rally protesting the city's inability to spend $6 billion in locally raised tax revenue without the approval of Congress, Washington, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray walked to a nearby press conference and confronted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about the matter.
19 cows struck, killed by tractor-trailers on W.Va. interstate
Nineteen head of cattle were killed early Wednesday when they were struck by tractor-trailers on the interstate after escaping through a broken fence.
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