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Texas woman found in controversy after stuffing a Matt Schaub dummy

A Texas woman found herself at the center of controversy for a gag that involves her favorite team, the Houston Texans.

Obama wants new approach after shutdown

President Barack Obama said Thursday there were "no winners" in the deal that ended the 16-day government shutdown and averted a possible U.S.

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.