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Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling and Democrat Rep. Steve Israel debate how the government shutdown should end and what it would take to reach a compromise.
In comments this past weekend, Pres. Obama weighed in on a long-standing debate over the Washington Redskins' name, saying if he was the team's owner, "I'd think about changing" the name. CNN's Brian Todd reports on the controversy.
When the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges rolled out on October 1, many were unable to enroll because of computer glitches. One week later, CNN's Elizabeth Cohen investigates if the sites are still having problems - and keeping people from getting coverage.
It skyrocketed to the top of the box office this past weekend, but many in the scientific community and beyond are asking how accurate is the blockbuster "Gravity"? CNN's Jeanne Moos talks to one astronaut and has him weigh in on star Sandra Bullock's tools, underwear, and hair.
Economists are waving red flags about the upcoming debt limit, saying if the U.S. government doesn't raise its debt ceiling before October 17, the world could fall into another recession. CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look at how the dominoes would fall.
New details are emerging on the two Navy SEAL raids that targeted terrorists in Somalia and Libya this past weekend. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the changing American counterterrorism strategy and how successful these raids were.
One week after the government shutdown began, a new deadline now looms large over Washington– the debt ceiling. CNN's Dana Bash reports on the debt limit and how it is beginning to affect negotiations over the shutdown in DC.