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akistan's Malala Yousafzai meets with Queen Elizabeth at palace

Pakistani girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who has found international fame since being shot by Taliban militants last year, met with another icon Friday: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

Facebook changes privacy settings for teens

Facebook is relaxing its rules for teenagers. The 13- to 17-year-old set now has the option to share photos, updates and comments with the general public on Facebook.

Texas woman found in controversy after stuffing a Matt Schaub dummy

A Texas woman found herself at the center of controversy for a gag that involves her favorite team, the Houston Texans.

Obama wants new approach after shutdown

President Barack Obama said Thursday there were "no winners" in the deal that ended the 16-day government shutdown and averted a possible U.S.

Another GOP Senator facing primary challenge

Add Mississippi's Thad Cochran to the list of Republican Senators up for re-election next year who are facing primary challengers.

McConnell on Kentucky Kickback, 'impossible dream' of Obamacare repeal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell denied slipping a special provision into a deal he co-engineered to end the 16-day government shutdown and end a showdown over raising the nation's debt ceiling.

AMAZING: Stranger pays dinner bill after overhearing woman receiving diagnosis

A New England Waiter posted on the social media site, Reddit.com, he witnessed an act of kindness that resotred his faith in humanity.

Forget room service -- order a bike

Hotels have introduced all sorts of fun amenities over the years, from iPads to pet goldfish. One of the features that seems to be growing in popularity is bicycles, which are no doubt a great way for guests to discover a new destination.

Debt deal fails to impress world markets

World markets gave the U.S. debt deal a tepid reception Thursday, even as lawmakers opened the government for business and removed the threat of a costly default.

Federal workers back on the job

With the 2013 government shutdown ended, President Obama has ordered all federal workers to get back to work Thursday.