After more than two weeks, a deal was struck between Democratic and Republican Senate leaders which reopened the government and raised the debt ceiling. The deal, which was negotiated by Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell keeps the government running through Jan. 15, with the debt limit raised until Feb. 7.
Those 13 members were Republicans Kerry Bentivolio, Diane Black, Jeff Denham, Scott Desjarlais, Sean Duffy, Renee Ellmers, Bill Johnson, Jack Kingston, Mark Meadows, Mick Mulvaney, Scott Perry, Tom Rice, and Tom Rooney.
- Airplane debris discovered Wednesday on the coast of the French island of Réunion is found to belong to a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official confirmed to AFP Friday.
- Beijing has won its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's the first city to host both the summer and winter games.
- Zimbabwe's environment minister has called for Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion, to be extradited over the animal's death.