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What do shutdown and debt limit have to do with Obamacare?

With a series of potential disasters hovering over the nation like a demon storm, the most prominent words of a Washington-based word cloud would be: government shutdown, continuing resolution, debt limit and Obamacare.

Alabama sororities extend bids to black students

Two African-American women who accepted offers last week to pledge Greek organizations at the University of Alabama were still receiving congratulations Monday, three days after the university announced that historically white sororities on cam

Arkansas colleges, universities see decrease in headcount, increase in FTE

The number of students enrolled in higher education in Arkansas is down slightly at 170,056, said officials with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) Monday, but full-time equivalent enrollment (FTE) is up as compared to last fall

TEA reminder: Current version of GED test to expire at end of 2013

The Texas Education Agency today issued a reminder to those seeking a high school equivalency credential that the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013 and be replaced with the new 2014 Series GED test.

Apple sells record 9 million iPhones in opening

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.

Photos show North Korea likely testing more rocket engines

North Korea more than likely tested a long-range rocket engine late last month, according to analysis of new satellite imagery over the site.

In new book, Paul Ryan to ask 'Where do we go from here?'

Another potential 2016 contender landed a book deal, this one to come out next year just ahead of the midterm elections.

More gunfire after Kenyan forces assault Nairobi's Westgate mall

Heavy gunfire sent aid workers and journalists scrambling outside Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Mall on Monday afternoon, more than an hour after a Kenyan government official said security forces had taken full control of the four-story build