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Top Trenders: Families Denied Death Benefits May Get Money

Military families who saw death benefits frozen due to the government shutdown may soon see their payments.
Here are your Top Trenders for Wednesday, October 9th!

NUMBER 5 - EMINEM'S DAUGHTER WINS HOMECOMING QUEEN
Eminem's daughter got her chance in the spotlight last week when she was crowned homecoming queen. Seventeen-year-old Hailie Scott was crowned on the Chippewa Valley High School football field. Hailie walked out with her mother Kimberly. Eminem watched from inside a building, so he wouldn't draw attention away from her big night.

NUMBER 4 - PRINCE GEORGE COINS
Prince George will be the first royal baby to be honored with a christening coin from the royal mint. They can be purchased for $21 but prices rise to a whopping $80,000 for a version that contains about 2.2 pounds of gold.
The christening will be performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury on October 23rd.

NUMBER 3 - TOM HANKS REVEALS DIABETES DIAGNOSIS
Actor Tom Hanks revealed he has Type 2 Diabetes on "The Late Show with David Letterman." Hanks, 57, told Letterman he's been dealing with high blood sugar since he was 36-years-old. Now, his doctor has informed him he's "graduated" to Type 2 Diabetes. She told him if he could get his weight down to what it was in high school, he could reverse the condition. But Hanks joked that he'll never be able to get back down to 96 pounds.

NUMBER 2 - MILITARY DEATH BENEFITS
Military families who saw death benefits frozen under the government shutdown may soon see their payments. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had indicated the defense department did not have the authority to pay the benefits because of the shutdown. Now, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers says Republicans are drafting legislation that would restore that money.

NUMBER 1 - POLITICAL STANDOFF
House Speaker John Boehner dismissed President Obama's position on the fiscal crisis as "not sustainable" Tuesday, saying "What the president said today was if there's unconditional surrender by Republicans, he will sit down and talk to us. That's not the way our government works." His statement came after Obama said he was willing to compromise but not negotiate. The speaker says he wants conversations about spending cuts to start "now." With the country in week two of the partial government shutdown, Republicans are demanding spending cuts in exchange for passing a spending bill and raising the debt ceiling.

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