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Congress Poised To Pass $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Congress Poised To Pass $1.1 Trillion Spending BillThe House is expected to vote Wednesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the federal government into October and bring to an end, for now at least, the bitter partisan battles that have led to one government shutdown and threatened to push the U.S. into defaulting on its bills.

Iran, World Powers Will Begin Implementing Interim Nuclear Agreement

Iran, World Powers Will Begin Implementing Interim Nuclear AgreementIran and six world powers will begin implementing an interim agreement designed to pause parts of Iran's nuclear program.

NASA Reportedly Gets OK To Keep Space Station Going Until 2024

NASA Reportedly Gets OK To Keep Space Station Going Until 2024The White House has approved NASA's call for four more years for the International Space Station, ensuring the orbiting science laboratory will keep going for another decade, according to documents obtained by The Orlando Sentinel.

Senate Confirms Janet Yellen As Federal Reserve Chair

Senate Confirms Janet Yellen As Federal Reserve ChairThe Senate has voted to approve the nomination of Janet Yellen as the next leader of the U.S. Federal Reserve. With Monday's vote, Yellen, 67, will become the first woman to serve as America's banking chief, heading an institution that was established in 1913.

How One Man Won $324M And Didn’t Realize It For 2 Weeks

How One Man Won $324M And Didn’t Realize It For 2 WeeksThe second very lucky winner of last month's massive Mega Millions jackpot is a California delivery driver who didn't get around to checking his lottery tickets for nearly two weeks.

Blues Musician Tabby Thomas Dies At 84

Blues Musician Tabby Thomas Dies At 84Legendary bluesman Tabby Thomas died Wednesday at the age of 84. He would have celebrated his 85 birthday on Sunday.

Enrollment Through Federal Health Market Surges In December

Enrollment Through Federal Health Market Surges In DecemberThe White House released new figures on Sunday that show a surge in the number of Americans who have signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace.

Gays In U.S. Olympic Delegation Will Send Message To Russia

Gays In U.S. Olympic Delegation Will Send Message To RussiaTennis great Billie Jean King and ice hockey medalist Caitlin Cahow are certainly qualified to be members of the U.S. delegation at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.

Bipartisan Budget Deal Passes Key Test In Senate

Bipartisan Budget Deal Passes Key Test In SenateThe Senate voted 67 to 33 on Tuesday to move forward on the two-year, bipartisan budget plan that restores some of the automatic spending cuts of recent years, trims spending in other areas and appears to have put on hold until 2015 the bitter battles that led to this year's partial government shutdown.

A Year After Shooting, Bells Toll In Newtown

A Year After Shooting, Bells Toll In NewtownAs a steady snow blanketed Newtown, Saturday morning, the bells at St. Rose of Lima church tolled 26 times.