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Another GOP Senator facing primary challenge

Add Mississippi's Thad Cochran to the list of Republican Senators up for re-election next year who are facing primary challengers.

McConnell on Kentucky Kickback, 'impossible dream' of Obamacare repeal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell denied slipping a special provision into a deal he co-engineered to end the 16-day government shutdown and end a showdown over raising the nation's debt ceiling.

Federal workers back after Obama signs shutdown-debt ceiling bill

Mini coffee cakes from the vice president. Hugs from colleagues, along with eye-rolls about their "vacation" due to the partial government shutdown.

Police: Knife-wielding man held, children safe after Arkansas bus hijacking

A man with a knife hijacked a school bus in central Arkansas Thursday morning, taking 11 elementary school students on a wild detour that police ended after a roughly 10-mile chase, authorities said.

2 convicted murderers mistakenly freed from Florida prison

The state of Florida is asking for help in locating two former prison inmates that they realized should still be current inmates.

VIDEO: Nearly 2,000 pound pumpkin wins farmer almost $13,000

Check out this giant gourd! California farmer, Gary Miller, grew a record-breaking 1,985-pound pumpkin. It won the annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin weigh-off in Half Moon Bay on Monday.

VIDEO: Mother of bullied teen who committed suicide speaks out

Two girls in Florida were arrested, accused of bullying a 12-year-old girl to death. Rebecca Aedwick killed herself last month after her mother says she was relentlessly tormented.

VIDEO: 2 teenagers facing charges after allegedly performing sex act during lunch

Two teenage high school students in Georgia face misdemeanor public indecency charges after a sex act allegedly was performed during lunch in the school cafeteria, a school official told CNN.

13-member College Football Playoff selection committee announced, former Secretary of State is lone female

Much to the anticipation and excitement of college football fans nationwide, the 13-member College Football Playoff selection committee has officially been announced.

Two of the ACC's top quarterbacks go head-to-head in week 8

The 2013 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Marquee Match-up for week eight highlights Davey O'Brien Watch List candidate Tajh Boyd and two-time Quarterback of the Week Jameis Winston in a contest between two top five AC