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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.

President calls for new approach after shutdown

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The way business is done in Washington has to change to make a positive difference in the economy, President Barack Obama said Thursday as the federal government reopened for business and discussions began in Congress to reach a l

Girl accused of bullying Florida teen before suicide has an alibi: her father

WINTER HAVEN, Florida (CNN) -- How much bullying does it take to drive a 12-year-old to suicide? The father of the teenage girl in Florida accused of helping do that told CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday that his daughter wouldn't know.

Ex-NFL player Irving Fryar, his mother indicted in mortgage scam

A former NFL player and his mother have been indicted in a scheme to steal more than $690,000 by fraudulently obtaining five home equity loans in six days, according to the New Jersey Attorney General's Office.

Man accused of repeatedly raping woman during her three-month captivity

South Carolina authorities say a convicted sex offender held a woman against her will for three months, repeatedly beating and raping her during the captivity. The Lexington County Sheriff's Department arrested Paul Thomas Rawl Jr. on Tuesday.

9-year-old Las Vegas stowaway to live apart from his parents

A 9-year-old boy who hopped a flight from Minnesota to Las Vegas this month was ordered Wednesday to undergo therapy and to live apart from his parents, for now. According to Nancy Peters, spokeswoman for Hennepin County's Fourth Judicial District

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.