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Budget experts: Don't expect big economic growth after budget deal

Two budget experts weighed in Sunday on the bipartisan budget deal reached last week, saying the deal brings a sigh of relief but not the reforms needed to create a positive shift for the economy.

Police at a Virginia police department release a holiday remix that shares holiday safety tips

Police in Hampton, Viriginia, released a remix of "Jingle Bells" just in time for Christmas. The video shares holiday safety tips.

Mandela laid to rest in Qunu, ending a journey that transformed South Africa

 With military pomp and traditional rituals, South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president who transformed the nation.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston wins Heisman Trophy

Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston was awarded the 79th Heisman Trophy on Saturday, an honor that comes amid lingering questions about a rape allegation that has cast a pall over his claim to the coveted bronze statue.

Lawmakers provide some glimmers of hope in Washington

That warm and fuzzy feeling lawmakers had on Capitol Hill last week for doing their jobs and finally passing a budget continued into the weekend, as the architects of the deal patted each other on the back for a job well done.

107-year-old World War II vets meet in Austin

It's fairly common for Veterans to get together to swap war stories, unless both are 107 years old and talking about World War II. That's exactly what happened on Friday in Austin Texas.

Bill of Rights: Celebrating 222 years of individual liberties

The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights.

CDC urging public to get their flu shots as the season picks up

The Center for Disease Control is urging the public to get flu shots as the flu season picks up.

Mike Huckabee mulls 2016, meets Iowa, S.C. groups

Mike Huckabee appears to be thinking of doing in 2016 what he didn't do in 2012: Make another bid for the White House.

Why? Sheriff wants to know reason for Colorado school shooting

 Police pressed their search for details Saturday explaining the apparent revenge that Karl Pierson sought when he opened fire in his Colorado school while seeking a faculty member.