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Launching Obamacare enrollment sites was an 'impossible task'

Obamacare's new online healthcare exchanges got off to a bad start this week, as an onslaught of traffic to enrollment websites meant many people were unable to sign up.

AZ governor offers to keep Grand Canyon open with state money, U.S. government declines

Arizona republican governor Jan Brewer, made an announcement on her Facebook page earlier Friday morning concerning the federally-run Grand Canyon.

Tropical Storm Karen forms between Cuba, Mexico

A hurricane watch is in effect for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast after Tropical Storm Karen formed in the southeastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday.

Is Obamacare cheap or pricey? The verdicts are in

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- An amazing deal or shockingly pricey? That's how CNNMoney readers are describing the insurance policies they are finding on the Obamacare exchanges, which opened for business on Tuesday. Despite the technical glitches tha

New California law gives undocumented immigrants driver's licenses

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- It was a moment Jose Diaz knew he didn't want to miss. The day laborer and undocumented immigrant waited for more than 10 years to see it. "I missed work today," he said, "but I felt like I had to be here." Diaz was in t

GOP legislator: Boehner won't let government default on its debt

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The federal government may not be hit with a double whammy on top of the ongoing shutdown, as House Speaker John Boehner told a group of fellow GOP legislators that he won't let the nation default on its debt, according to a House

Amid government shutdown, Presidents Cup begins and U.S. leads

Some of the president's men are still working. In golf's Presidents Cup, that is. And while U.S. President Barack Obama wasn't in attendance in Ohio -- he has more important things to worry about -- a former president, George W.

Banks give breaks to furloughed workers

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- As hundreds of thousands of federal workers remain furloughed and are uncertain how long they'll have to go without pay, some banks are stepping up to offer financial help.

Italy mourns more than 100 migrants killed in Lampedusa shipwreck

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (CNN) -- "Today is a day of tears," Pope Francis said Friday of a shipwreck off the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa a day earlier, in which at least 111 people died. Italy's government declared Friday a day of national mourning i

1 killed, 1 injured after car chase at U.S. Captiol

Police near the U.S. Capitol opened fire, Thursday, on a car being chased by authorities, hitting a woman driving the vehicle that also contained a child, an intelligence source told CNN.