The government is on the verge of a shutdown as Republicans and Democrats have been unable to come to an agreement over the budget.
A beheaded bald eagle was found in a ditch in Louisiana; authorities are investigating.
The fight over union rights continued in Wisconsin yesterday when supreme court candidates faced off, resulting in an election too close to call.
The population of white children is declining; by the end of the decade they will be the minority.
The teenager birth rate in the U.S. dropped; even though Latina and African-American women are 2-3 times more likely to give birth as teenagers than whites.[Photo By John Schanlaub]