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Hip Pop Hooray! Our favorite “superhero” mayor of Newark, Cory Booker, won a special election on Wednesday to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate. Booker, 44, will be the first black senator from New Jersey. We congratulate him for that historic win! [CBS]

A judge has ruled that a 9-year-old boy who passed security and hopped on a flight to Las Vegas from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport must live away from his parents while the entire family undergoes therapy. Read about it, here…[NBC]

The government shutdown may be over but it’s looking like Senate Republicans are not happy with their GOP friends. The party took a major blow during the shutdown — polls show the GOP’s popularity plummeting to a historic low. And many Senate Republicans who called for the shutdown to end days ago say that the party gained nothing from the stubborn showdown in the end. Which of course, is causing some tension between the Republicans and the Republicans. Read about the divide, here…[HuffPost]

Here’s some good news. A bill awarding compensation to the victims of the Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro is set to be voted on by the Ohio legislature. That bill would reward Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus with $25,000 for each year that they were held captive. [DailyMail]

A shocking new report reveals that the majority of countries around the world still have millions of enslaved people. According to the report released by the NGO “Walk Free,” there are 29 million slaves in 162 countries including the United States, Canada and Western Europe nations. [CBS]