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Shutdown averted: House narrowly passes spending bill

The House of Representatives averted a shutdown, passing a $1.1 trillion spending bill despite Democratic objections.

reid

Shutdown deadline looms as opposition mounts

With the threat looming of a midnight government shutdown, the fate of a $1.1 trillion spending bill remains in doubt.

doctors

43 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

A new report shows nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers have unpaid medical debts.

gas

Falling oil prices boost U.S. economy

Gas prices have dropped by about 64 cents to $2.76 per gallon since the beginning of the year.

obamacare

Healthcare.gov sign-ups grow

More than 600,000 people have signed up for a 2015 insurance, 48 percent of whom were new to the plan.

cia

For CIA, fallout from Senate report is far from over

As outcry grows over brutal interrogations, America's spy agency appears caught in the crossfire.

time

Ebola fighters, survivors named ‘person of the year’

The medical relief teams working in western Africa are the 2014 honorees.

mcdonalds

McDonald’s to debut slimmed-down menu next month

McDonald's will cut eight foods and reduce the number of Extra Value Meals on its menus in a bid to speed up service and bolster sales.

obamaeducation

Obama announcing $1B for early childhood education

President Barack Obama will announce a public-private investment in programs for the nation's youngest learners.

airstrike

U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State

Since Monday, U.S. forces conducted strikes against the militant group in Syria and Iraq.

obama

Obama tells Latinos immigration policy won’t hurt them later

The President sought to reassure Latinos that signing up for deportation relief is safe.

spending

Congress reaches $1.1 trillion spending bill

The bill aims to avoid a government shutdown at midnight on Thursday.

cia

Sexual threats, other CIA methods detailed in new report

Harsh interrogation tactics were ineffective at eliciting critical information, according to a new Senate report.

playpen

10K playpens recalled due to strangulation hazard

Dream On Me is recalling its Incredible playpens because their rails can collapse.

helpwanted

Survey: Job market looks stronger in next 3 months

A large survey of employers indicates hiring in the first quarter could get the biggest boost in seven years.

nissan

Nissan, Hyundai, Jaguar issue recalls

Nissan Juke SUVs and several Infiniti models, Hyundai sedans, and Jaguar sports cars have been recalled.

hagel

Hagel in Baghdad as U.S. sees momentum against ISIS

The U.S. has expanded its presence against Islamic State militants, four months after starting a campaign of air strikes in Iraq.

guns

State lawmakers launch gun control coalition

State lawmakers have launched a nationwide non-partisan coalition to combat gun violence.

terror

White House: Precautionary measures taken ahead of torture report

The government has taken precautionary measures before releasing a congressional report criticizing CIA interrogation methods.

gas

Gas prices fall 12 cents per gallon

The average price of regular gasoline has plunged another 12 cents a gallon over the past two weeks.

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Cuba’s famed cigars get a foot in door of U.S. market

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Cuban cigars are considered by many as the best in the world.

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Obama: Sony hack not an act of war

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President Barack Obama says the massive hacking was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Dr. Evil’ on the Sony hack

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Mike Myers interrupts "Saturday Night Live" to address North Korea and Sony Pictures directly about the hack.

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Survey: U.S. gas prices fall 25 cents per gallon

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The average price nationwide has dropped to $2.47 a gallon.

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Final ‘Hobbit’ wins weekend box office

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In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from the film, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

The last movie of Peter Jackson's three "Hobbit" films rode to the top of the weekend box office.