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News to know

Republicans and Democrats are at odds over the budget, and a government shutdown is possible if the sides can’t reach a deal by this week. President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are trying to reach a deal, but so far there appears to be no progress, with Republicans calling for deeper cuts than Democrats are willing to give.

Quote of note

"Aflaaaaac!" - Sandy Smith (and many others) in an audition to win the role of the new voice of the Aflac duck. Hundreds of people tried out for the six-figure-salary job on Monday and Tuesday. Previous voice Gilbert Gottfried was fired after making insensitive remarks about Japan after the earthquake and tsunami.

Hot video

A teenager in Germany was told she couldn’t have a horse, so she trained a cow to let it ride her and even to jump. Seriously. Watch the report below.


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