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Teacher films 11-year-old autistic student stuck in chair

An autistic child got his head stuck in a classroom chair, but instead of helping, the teacher recorded it. It's an issue that has a whole town talking.

No respect: Why the Oscars ignore films about young people

When people talk about the cinematic geniuses of the 1980s, one name invariably comes up -- John Hughes. For young people growing up then and even today, the writer-director's name conjures up memories of unforgettable films.

New scam targets homeless

A scam preying on the homeless is popping up in cities across the country.

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.