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Shutdown Impact: Some National Parks Could Reopen

Updated: 10/11/2013 - The government shutdown continues with some glimmer of hope for those who would like to visit the nation's national parks: The Obama administration said it would consider offers from the states to use their own money to pay for park operations.

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Boehner Presses for Short-term Debt Increase

Posted: 10/10/2013 - House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans will advance legislation to temporarily extend the government's ability to borrow to meet its obligations.

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NIH Admits a Dozen Critically Ill Despite Shutdown

Posted: 10/09/2013 - The government's partial shutdown has halted most enrollment into research studies at the National Institutes of Health's famed hospital. But some desperately ill patients have managed to get in.

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AP Sources: House GOP Weighs Short-Term Debt Bill

Posted: 10/09/2013 - Officials say House Republican leaders are considering a short-term increase in the nation's debt limit as one way out of an impasse that threatens the nation with an unprecedented financial default.

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Boehner Sending Small Group to Obama Budget Meeting

Posted: 10/09/2013 - House Speaker John Boehner's office says a small group of House Republicans will meet with President Barack Obama Thursday instead of the full caucus that the White House invited.

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NEW: USDA Warns CA Poultry Producer Linked to Outbreak

Posted: 10/09/2013 - The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country.

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Poll: GOP Gets the Blame in Shutdown

Posted: 10/09/2013 - Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown as public esteem sinks for all players in the impasse, President Barack Obama among them, according to a new poll. It's a struggle with no heroes.

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Rare Deadly Amoeba Found in 1 Water System in Louisiana

Posted: 10/08/2013 - The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a rare amoeba that caused the August death of a child in south Louisiana has been found in five locations in a north Louisiana water system.

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Govt Health and Safety Efforts Slowed or Halted

Posted: 10/08/2013 - The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans' health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking the flu.

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Pentagon Freeze on Death Benefits Sparks Outrage

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Members of Congress expressed outrage Tuesday that families of fallen U.S. military personnel are being denied death benefits while Democrats and Republicans grope for a way to end the partial government shutdown. The GOP-led House readied a quick fix.

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Pilots, Airline Fault Equipment in Asiana Crash

Posted: 10/08/2013 - An aviation expert familiar with the investigation into the crash of Asiana flight 214 in San Francisco in July says the pilots and the airline are raising the possibility that a malfunctioning device that controls the Boeing 777's speed was a factor in the accident.

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Republican: Debt Ceiling Increase Could Come Amid Negotiations

Posted: 10/08/2013 - House Republicans have been floating broad hints today that they might be willing to pass short-term legislation re-opening the government and averting a default. In exchange, they'd want immediate talks with the Obama administration on reducing deficits and changing the health care law.

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Franchitti Thanks Fans for Support after Wreck

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will remain in Houston for the next few days as he recovers from a frightening crash at the last lap of the Houston grand prix over the weekend.

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Back Pay for Furloughed Workers Slows in Senate

Posted: 10/07/2013 - A bill the House passed to guarantee that furloughed federal workers receive back pay after the partial government shutdown is resolved seems to have hit a snag in the Senate.

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Stocks Close Lower

Posted: 10/07/2013 - The stock market is closing at its lowest level in a month as the U.S. government enters a second week of being partially shut down.

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New $100 Bills Start Circulating Tuesday

Updated: 10/07/2013 - The new $100 bill, with an array of high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters, will get its coming out party on Tuesday, partial government shutdown or not.

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