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School Teachers Allowed to Carry Guns
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East Texas School Teachers Now Carrying Loaded Weapons [POLL]

Starting today, some employees of the Huntington Independent School District in Lufkin, Texas will be carrying loaded weapons on campus.

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The Term ‘Redskins’ Now Referred To As ‘The R-Word’ By Oneida Indian Nation

The term "redskins" is so offensive to members of the Oneida Indian Nation that it's now omitting the word from official communications.

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Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal to End Gov’t Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling

It may have taken more than two weeks, but the government finally looks set to reopen. At least until early 2014, that is.

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Couple Has To Cancel Wedding Because Of Government Shutdown

This government shutdown is ruining the most important day of one woman's life.

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Mike Ditka: I Could’ve Kept Barack Obama From Being President

Former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka is making waves for an off-the-field proclamation.

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U.S. Capitol On Lockdown After Reports Of Gun Shots
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U.S. Capitol Locked Down Briefly After Multiple Gunshots; Suspect Shot and Killed [PHOTOS] [UPDATED]

UPDATE 6:30 P.M. EST: Officials have confirmed that the woman who led police on a car chase from the White House toward the Capitol was indeed killed at the scene. Her name has not yet been released.

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6 Ugly Things That Happened This Week — College Hazing With Guns, EJ Manuel Knee Injury, Woman Sues Chicago Police, Hilarious Media Fight Over Government Shutdown + More

There’s always some less-than-thrilling things that happen each week, whether it’s across the country, down to Music City in Nashville, or right here in our WNY backyards.

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Watch This Hilarious + Awkward Fight Between Media Over Government Shut Down [VIDEO]

The United States is in the middle of being on an episode of Jerry Springer.

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Tropical Storm Karen Heads Toward Gulf Coast

At 8 a.m. EST Thursday, the National Hurricane Center issued hurricane and tropical storm watches for the northern Gulf Coast, as tropical storm Karen gains strength in the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Naughty Leopard Costume Pulled From Wal-Mart Shelves — But Why??

Not long after it went on sale, Wal-mart has decided to pull the new “Naughty Leopard" girls Halloween costume off shelves because of a controversy over the name.

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Jimmy Kimmel Highlights Some Americans Who Are Poorly Informed [VIDEO]

I'll admit that headline is me trying to be pretty gentle with my wording. It's scary to see how so many people are incredibly uninformed with what is happening in their own government.

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Veterans Knock Down Gates To WWII Memorial After Government Shutdown

It's been years since the government was shut down. Nonetheless, it's happened again. As of last night at midnight, our government is officially shut down.

So what does that mean? It means that essential parts of our government are still active, but many services, such as parks and monuments, will be unavailable to the public.

But that wasn't going to stop 92 veterans from seeing a memorial set up for them.

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