1. SHUTDOWN OVER
Time to hit restart: OK, let’s start with the good news.The shutdown is over. The debt ceiling crisis is gone. The bad news: We could be right back here soon. Congress got a deal. But it only funds the government until January 15. So right after New Year’s, we could be watching Democrats and the GOP squaring off again. This battle dragged on for 16 days and took $24 billion out of the economy. Could it be worse next time? We’ll see. But for now, the fight is over. Folks can go back to work today! And so many things we missed will soon come back. Like the zoo panda cam, and NASA, and paychecks.
2. KENYA MALL ATTACK
Relaxed and ruthless: They chatted on their cell phones while they sprayed bullets at terrified shoppers. They shot at random. And at times, they took breaks from the incessant gunfire to pray. Closed circuit video, obtained by CNN, shows a new angle of last month’s Westgate Mall massacre. Though the video has no sound, the terror on the victims’ faces is loud and clear. But with more details, comes more mystery. Nearly a month after the slaying of 67 people, there are still questions. Chief among them is what happened to the cold-blooded killers?
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