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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.

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