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National Coffee Day deals

How about some free coffee? Sunday is National Coffee Day and some of your favorite places are participating. You can get a free cup at Dunkin Donuts if you download their smart phone application.

Sen. Paul wants to reconcile in conference committee

Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday proposed an alternative way to avert a government shutdown, saying the two chambers of Congress should go to conference on the short-term spending bill at the center of the current stalemate.

Confederate flag raising is causing controversy in a small Virginia town

A newly-raised confederate battle flag is waving over Interstate 95 near Richmond, Virginia.

Clinton says Obama needs to call the GOP's 'bluff'

Former President Bill Clinton, who sat in the Oval Office during the last government shutdown, supports President Barack Obama's refusal to negotiate with congressional Republicans and argues he should call their "bluff" as the go

House Republican: Senate is 'playing games'

A high-ranking House Republican blasted Majority Leader Harry Reid for not calling the Senate back to Capitol Hill on Sunday as the government teeters on the edge of a possible shutdown.

Report on deaths of 19 firefighters can't answer some questions

Though an in-depth report released Saturday assigned no blame in the death of 19 elite Arizona firefighters, it did raise some key issues about the day the men died.

U.S. official: Obama, Rouhani discussed fate of three Americans

The fate of three U.S. citizens who have disappeared or been imprisoned in Iran was discussed during Friday's historic conversation between the two nations' presidents, a senior U.S. administration official said.

Giant balloon to study Comet ISON

Exploring the heavens with spaceships and fancy orbiting telescopes like the Hubble is pretty routine stuff for NASA. But the space agency is going low-tech to get a good look at an eagerly anticipated comet.

The death of the home stereo system

For many years, it was a rite of fall.

Arkansas man catches record breaking 11-hundred pound alligator

An alligator hunter nabs the catch of the week, an 11-hundred pound, nearly 14 foot gator. You're taught that attitude is everything.