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Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms
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Government Likely Headed for Shutdown — What Does This Mean?

With Congress unable to agree on a budget or even a short-term emergency bill, it's increasingly likely that the federal government will suffer its first shutdown in 17 years. Leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate will trade proposals on Monday, but neither side is optimistic that they will reach an agreement.

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Dangerous New Drug Hits The U.S.

There are reports of a new and very dangerous drug that has made it in to the U.S. A drug that rots the body from the inside out.

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To Spank Or Not To Spank? More Americans OK with Physical Punishment of Their Children.

Nothing says punishment like a good ol' spanking from your parent. I grew up in the 80's and 90's where spanking a child was still seen as "OK". Modern times have shown us that younger parents don't believe too much in the old methodology of physical punishment.

Who's to say who is right and wrong I suppose in the conversation, but I hate it when someone see a parent spanking their child that their first though is "should I call child services?"

Which is interesting considering a new study says that 81% of Americans are "OK" with physical punishment of a child. 

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Former President George H. W. Bush Serves As Witness at Gay Wedding

Former President George H.W. Bush is throwing his support behind gay marriage...sort of.

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Navy Yard Gunman Aaron Alexis
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Navy Yard Gunman Aaron Alexis Video Released

Video of Aaron Alexis, the man who killed 12 people with a variety of firearms last week in Washington, D.C. and who was killed by police, has emerged.

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FBI Shares Chilling Video of Washington Navy Yard Killer Aaron Alexis

The FBI has released footage of Aaron Alexis at the Washington Navy Yard on the day of his killing spree last week.

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Most Americans Go To Work Sick – Here’s The Top Six Reasons Why

It's that time of the year, the fine people you work with or around are getting sick. Plus, they are eager to share their germs with you on a regular basis.

Which begs the question: Why do most people continue to go to work even if completely ill?

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Alabama School Sends Home “Corporal Punishment” Parental Consent Form, Cue Overreactions.

In Alabama, the Leeds Elementary School, sent out a "Back to School" packet to inform parents of what their children are to expect this year, school rules, and even the option let the school enact "Corporal Punishment" on their child.

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Dairy Queen Employee’s Act of Extreme Generosity Makes Him a True Hero

A Dairy Queen employee has scored some serious points for his customer service skills.

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12 Year Old Dies From Fire Ant Bites

Fire Ants (also known as Red Imported Fire Ants) aren't something we have to worry about here in New York. But down south is another story.

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Anti-Smoking Spokeswoman Terry Hall Dies [Video]

Chances are if you've watched TV in the last few years, you've seen the ads of a woman using a voice box to speak on the dangers of smoking and show the effects it had on her body. 

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Jerry Sharell
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DJ and Record Exec Jerry Sharell Injured in Stabbing Attack

A peaceful morning at home turned into a nightmare for music industry veteran Jerry Sharell on Sept. 15, when a confrontation with a machete-wielding intruder left him with severe stab wounds to his neck and head.

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