Unless Congress acts by March 1, $85 billion in massive spending cuts will kick in automatically. Two million federal workers face furloughs, and one way or another, the impact may be felt by most Americans.
The news is hitting close to home for those who worked with Department of Health Director Loretta Fuddy as well as those she helped. People who knew her say she was a genuine person who always cared for others.
To the families of the victims, Ethan Couch was a killer on the road, a drunken driver who caused a crash that killed four. To the defense, he is a victim of "affluenza," according to one psychologist, the product of privileged parents who never set limits.