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Drew Brees racks up 9th straight game of 300 passing yards in Saints victory over Dolphins

New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees, had his ninth straight game of 300 passing yards, Monday night against the Miami Dolphins.

U.S. Nuclear Power Plants

There are 100 commercial nuclear power reactor units licensed to operate in the U.S. These operate in 31 of the 48 contiguous states. The nuclear power reactor units provide the U.S. with 20 percent of its electricity.

14 Chinese fishermen rescued; 58 still missing after typhoon

BEIJING (CNN) -- Chinese rescuers on Tuesday found 14 fishermen alive and recovered the bodies of two who had died from boats that sank during a typhoon, authorities said.

Venezuela expels top U.S. diplomat, two other embassy officials

Venezuela's president said Monday that he is expelling three U.S.

Office of Management and Budget Director orders federal agencies to begin shutting down

The Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell ordered federal agencies to start shutting down.

Sexual relationship between pastor, gunman’s wife being investigated as motive for shooting

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso addressed the media today regarding the case of a pastor who was shot and killed in front of his congregation.

Federal government shutdown draws near as bickering continues

Showdown time. In less than a day, big parts of the federal government will shut down unless Congress can find a way to bridge differences over health-care reform and other issues.

Once again, Senate rejects House GOP plan to derail Obamacare

CNN UPDATE (5:14 p.m. ET): A government shutdown due to political wrangling over federal spending and Obamacare would throw a wrench into the gears of the economy, President Barack Obama said Monday.

Teens arrested for cyberstalking after threatening violence against juvenile on Twitter

Two teens from Baker, Louisiana have been arrested for cyberstalking after they allegedly threatening to beat up and kill another teen via Twitter.

Church shooting: A hymn, then chaos and prayer as pastor dies

Talisha Harris had seen Woodrow Karey at the Louisiana church where her father preached, but not for about four years. Until Friday night. Harris told CNN affiliate KPLC-TV that Karey entered the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Char