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113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

Congress has limped out of Washington, capping two years of legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes.

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Obamacare enrollment tops 2.5M

Officials said demand for the health insurance plans jumped during the final week of 2015 open enrollment.

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Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill

The legislation funds most government agencies through September 2015.

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Police looking for Pennsylvania suspect find body

A body has been found near the home of a Marine veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives.

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Last minute shoppers fear not! Amazon extends Christmas deadline

Amazon is courting last-minute holiday shoppers by extending free-shipping to Dec. 19.

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Big tech aims at talent shortage with ‘Hour of Code’

Call it the thinking man's ice bucket challenge.

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Survey: Drugs, binge drinking down among U.S. teens

The annual survey of teens shows marijuana use is leveling off and some other drug use dropping.

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New Surgeon General makes history

The Senate confirmed the long-delayed nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for surgeon general on Monday.

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130 killed, mostly children, in Pakistani school attack

Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years.

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Families of Sandy Hook shooting victims sue gunmaker

The families of nine people killed in the 2012 attack on a Connecticut elementary school filed a wrongful-death lawsuit.

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Police surround Philadelphia-area home as killing suspect sought

Police discovered the bodies of five people, all shot at close range, in three separate locations northwest of Philadelphia.

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Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups

Monday is the deadline for new customers to pick a health plan that will take effect Jan. 1.

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Oil prices hit 5-year low

Crude oil hit a new low, close to $60 a barrel on Monday.

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Sydney hostage siege ends, gunman killed

Police stormed the café in a dramatic end to a standoff that had dragged on for more than 16 hours.

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Guantanamo 9/11 hearing to focus on FBI infiltration

A U.S. military court hearing for suspects in the 9/11 attacks starts on Monday.

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Three teens shot at Oregon high school

At least three people were shot on Friday at a Portland, Oregon high school, and officers were searching for suspects who were believed to have left the area.

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Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Americans feel pretty good about the economy

Consumer sentiment is at an eight-year high.

Dodge Ram pickup trucks are lined up for sale at Bill DeLuca's dealerships in Haverhill, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Chrysler Group says its U.S. sales rose 19 percent in September thanks to strong demand for the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and the Ram pickup.

Chrysler expands air bag recall

Chrysler and Dodge are recalling nearly 200,000 more vehicles to fix air bags that can explode.

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FCC to boost Internet spending

The $4 billion spending package will help more Americans access to the Internet, particularly in poor and rural areas.

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Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

An investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan has been completed.

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PHOTOS: Joe Cocker through the years

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A look back on the legendary career of the "Up Where We Belong" hitmaker.

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Legendary rocker Joe Cocker dead at 70

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The raspy-voiced, Grammy-winning "You Are So Beautiful" singer has lost his battle with lung cancer.