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Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal to End Gov’t Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling

It may have taken more than two weeks, but the government finally looks set to reopen. At least until early 2014, that is.

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Wounded Army Soldier Gives Salute While Getting Purple Heart in Heartbreaking Photo

Here's another reminder of how grateful we should be to the men and women who serve our country.

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How Far is Too Far When it Comes to Halloween Decorations?

Perhaps this is a good rule of thumb when you're planning your front yard decorations this Halloween.  If you think the neighbors might call the police, perhaps you should rethink it!

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Food-Stamp System Failure Leads to Massive Walmart Shopping Sprees

On Saturday, two Louisiana Walmart stores had their grocery shelves cleaned out by food-stamp recipients whose benefit cards briefly had their spending limits removed. Walmart may end up footing most of the bill because it chose not to implement emergency procedures that would have stopped all purchases at $50.

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Hilarious Survey Reveals Americans Like Witches and Hemorrhoids More Than Congress

With the government shutdown rolling on, it’s no surprise to hear Americans don’t exactly have a high opinion of Congress.

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U.S. Capitol On Lockdown After Reports Of Gun Shots
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U.S. Capitol Locked Down Briefly After Multiple Gunshots; Suspect Shot and Killed [PHOTOS] [UPDATED]

UPDATE 6:30 P.M. EST: Officials have confirmed that the woman who led police on a car chase from the White House toward the Capitol was indeed killed at the scene. Her name has not yet been released.

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One East Texas Town May Ban e-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular, and another East Texas Town may try to put a damper on that national trend.

Nacogdoches is thinking about moving toward a ban on e-cigarettes, as more towns across our neck of the woods, and across the state and country, continue to research the effects of using them.  E-cigarettes create a vapor that is inhaled, and some call it "vaping."

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Congress Gridlocked Over Continuing Resolution Legislation
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Federal Government Shuts Down, No One Knows for How Long

As of 12:01 a.m. EST on Tuesday, the federal government closed down. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a budget or a temporary fix, known as a continuing resolution, before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.

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