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Congress prepares to defends districts from defense cuts

The Pentagon's plans to do away with 1970s-era A-10 "Warthog" attack planes will have a ripple effect in places like Knob Noster, Missouri -- a small town in the shadow of Whiteman Air Force Base.

Republican committees tie Democrats to proposed Medicare Advantage cuts

Republican groups are hitting Democrats over the Obama administration's proposal to cut payment rates to insurers who administer Medicare Advantage, highlighting a potentially damaging report for Democrats among seniors ahead of this year&#

Obamacare will raise premiums for 65% of small firms

A majority of small businesses that offer health insurance could see premiums rise, according to a new government report.

New Testament stops bullets, saves man

 If not for the Bible, the bullets would have gone right through his heart.

Furniture making comes back to the South

It's yet another sign of America's manufacturing renaissance.

George W. Bush to feature paintings in gallery showing

Former President-turned-painter George W. Bush will host an art exhibit starting this April, showing off more than two dozen portraits that have never been made public.

Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut: What's the verdict?

Seth Meyers had big shoes to fill on Monday night.

Convicted child rapist flees Denver halfway house after ankle monitor cut

A convicted child rapist apparently cut off his ankle monitor and left a Colorado group home where he was serving parole, a state official said.

Marathon spelling bee ends in a tie

 E-P-I-C. S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G. C-O-M-P-E-T-I-T-I-O-N. Two Missouri students went more than 60 rounds Saturday in a spelling bee that had to be called because organizers ran out of words.

Harold Ramis of 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day' fame dies

Harold Ramis, the actor, writer and director whose films include "Stripes," "Ghostbusters," "Groundhog Day" and "Analyze This," has died. He was 69.