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5 strange things about debt ceiling politics

It's a recurring nightmare. The ceiling is slowly closing in on you, and there is no way you can stop it. Panic crests just as it is about to squish you, then you wake up with a jolt. 

U.S., Iranian presidents share U.N. spotlight

For years it was a United Nations General Assembly annual ritual: Iran's president would denounce the United States, and the American president would fire back.

Bank of America fined $2 million for race discrimination

Bank of America has been fined $2.2 million for discriminating against black job candidates over two decades.

Auburn fan accused of stealing truck, kidnapping woman, hitting 9 parked cars before LSU game

One Auburn fan who visited Baton Rouge never got the chance to see the big match-up. That’s because he was behind bars after he allegedly stole a truck, kidnapped a woman, and hit several parked cars.

Pittsburgh QB named Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week

Pittsburgh's Tom Savage has been named the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week after a hard-fought 58-55 victory over the Duke Blue Devils.

'Outrageous': Field trip re-enacts slavery using kids

"You're not a person, you're property." "You're an animal working in the fields the rest of your life." "You don't have any rights, we own you."

2013 Emmys: The winners list

Between "Breaking Bad," "House of Cards," "Homeland" and its respective stars, the 2013 Emmys race was tight.

Apple sells record 9 million iPhones in opening weekend

Apple on Monday announced it sold 9 million of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C models since the went on sales Friday -- a record opening weekend for the iPhone.

Ariel Castro's son describes personal torment after father's crimes

Grappling with the fact that his father was a convicted rapist and kidnapper was difficult enough.

Microsoft beams Internet into Africa -- using TV 'white spaces'

Step into any major urban center across Africa and you'll have no problem accessing your favorite websites, catching the latest news online or sending your friends an e-mail.