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Congress Gridlocked Over Continuing Resolution Legislation
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Federal Government Shuts Down, No One Knows for How Long

As of 12:01 a.m. EST on Tuesday, the federal government closed down. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a budget or a temporary fix, known as a continuing resolution, before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.

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Former President George H. W. Bush Serves As Witness at Gay Wedding

Former President George H.W. Bush is throwing his support behind gay marriage...sort of.

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Photo by Micah Chrisman
Photo by Micah Chrisman

Student Organization at the University of Central Missouri Raises Awareness About Human Trafficking

International Justice Mission's (IJM) student chapter at the University of Central Missouri raised awareness about human trafficking with their "Choose Freedom" event outside the student Union on Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 25-26). The IJM chapter had students paint their hands red and press their fingerprints against a big, black "X," which stands for the "End It Movement," a global effort to stop modern day slavery.

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Carlos Gomez’s Home Run Spurs on Crazy Brewers-Braves Brawl [VIDEO]

The Milwaukee Brewers aren't going anywhere this year. Heck, they can't even make it to home plate when they hit a home run.

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Super Stores Offering “Naughty” Halloween Costumes for Young Girls

It's that time of year again, and every super store you walk into has Halloween decorations up and two or three aisles dedicated to Halloween. Halloween has always been about getting dressed up and enjoying the festivities. For adults, we may enjoy a costume party, but the holiday is for the kids. Getting dressed up and going trick or treating to get candy.  So why are super stores selling "naughty" outfits for young girls?

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Fall Colors
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Where is Your Favorite Fall Foilage Spot in Missouri? [SURVEY]

According to the calendar, it is officially fall, and that means the 80 and 90 degree temperatures are behind us. Many people say that summer and fall are their favorite seasons of the year. Fall is a favorite in my household since Diana and I got married in October and our son, Gabriel, was born in the fall.

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Navy Yard Shooting
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At Least 12 People Killed After Shootings Rock Washington, DC Navy Yard

UPDATED 4:30 p.m. ET: Thirteen people are now confirmed dead, including shooter Aaron Alexis. An alleged second shooter is reportedly still on the loose.

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Ground Zero Memorial Lights
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Names of Those Killed on September 11, 2001

Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Memorial services will be held all across the country, many involving a reading of the victims' names.

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Four-Time Purple Heart Recipient John Hosier Jr. Shares Stories at the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall in Concordia, Missouri

I traveled to Concordia, Mo. last weekend not for their fair, but for something that was much more prominent to me: the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall. I have been to the monument In Washington D.C. when I was given the opportunity to go as an escort for The Honor Flight and to photograph the entire event. The Wall in Concordia is 3/5 in scale to the one in D.C. It was still impressive even in it's smaller version. They call the monument in D.C. "The Wall that Heals." There are approximately 58,000 servicemen and women names that are etched in the black granite panels in D.C.

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Ariel Castro
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Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Found Dead in Jail Cell

Convicted Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro was found dead late Tuesday in his prison cell in Ohio. The New York Daily News reports the 52-year-old hung himself.

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