Houston Woman Thrown from Police Car Was Not Wearing Seat Belt

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_b1e5890f79.jpgComstock/Thinkstock (HOUSTON) -- The fiance of a 21-year-old Houston woman killed in a police car crash while in custody is demanding to know why officers didn't restrain her with a seatbelt. Andrew Durham was waiting up for three and a half hours for his fiancée, Caroline Nicolai, to come home in the early hours of Wednesday morning, but she never appeared.

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Shutdown Already Weighing on Low-Income Americans

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_425c711ae8.jpg (NEW YORK) -- The federal government's partial shutdown is only days old, but lower-income families have already been pinched by the "lapse of funding." Here are some of the at-risk programs:

1. WIC - Funding for the supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) halted Monday night, as congressional Democrats and Republicans could not reach a budget resolution.

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Man Who Found Boston Marathon Bomber Gets New Boat

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_849a26bbf0.jpgCourtesy Dave Henneberry | ABC News (WATERTOWN, Mass.) -- David Henneberry's bullet-riddled boat was the centerpiece of the climactic end to the hunt for the Boston Marathon bomber.  Now, more than five months later, the Massachusetts man recently got a new boat, thanks to donations from generous strangers across the country.

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Dying Inmate of 'Angola 3' Freed After 42 Years in Prison

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_cfada9ee69.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW ORLEANS) -- After spending 41 years in solitary confinement, a Louisiana inmate who is suffering from terminal cancer is expected to die as a free man. Attorneys for 71-year-old Herman Wallace said he left the Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel by ambulance and was taken to a New Orleans hospital for treatment of advanced liver cancer.

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Government Shutdown Impacts NASA

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_e884ed478f.jpgStephen Saks/Getty Images (HOUSTON) -- The ripple effects of the government shutdown are reveberating into outer space. NASA has 18,250 civil servants around the country, and the furlough means 90 percent are now sitting at home wondering what will happen at next. Visiting nasa.gov redirects users to a placeholder screen, saying that the website is not available, "due to the lapse in federal government funding."

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