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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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Congress Gridlocked Over Continuing Resolution Legislation
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Federal Government Shuts Down, No One Knows for How Long

As of 12:01 a.m. EST on Tuesday, the federal government closed down. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a budget or a temporary fix, known as a continuing resolution, before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.

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Child Rapist Goes Free After One Whole Month in Jail

Stacey Rambold, who admitted raping 14-year-old Cherice Moralez in 2007, finished his 30-day term at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge on Thursday morning. Moralez, who at the time was a student at the high school where Rambold taught, committed suicide in 2010.

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6 Ugly Things That Happened This Week — Sextortion Of Miss Teen USA, Blake Shelton Vs. Westboro Baptist Church, Willie Nelson Looses Armadillo + 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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FBI Shares Chilling Video of Washington Navy Yard Killer Aaron Alexis

The FBI has released footage of Aaron Alexis at the Washington Navy Yard on the day of his killing spree last week.

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President Obama Reveals the Surprising Reason He Quit Smoking

We now know how the leader of the free world managed to kick his smoking habit.

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