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AP Source: Dead 2-Year-Old Peterson's Son

Updated: 10/12/2013 - Authorities say a 2-year-old has died of injuries suffered in an alleged child abuse case in South Dakota, and a person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the boy is the son of Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson.

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Stocks Rise as Debt Talks Continue in Washington

Posted: 10/11/2013 - The stock market is closing higher as talks continue in Washington over ending a budget impasse that has partially shut down the government and threatened the U.S. with default.

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House GOP, White House Seeking End to Budget Fight

Posted: 10/11/2013 - Officials say House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the partial government shutdown as part of a package that includes cuts in benefit programs.

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Shutdown Keeps Planes Grounded, Crab Fleet at Dock

Posted: 10/11/2013 - New airplanes are grounded, investigations of fatal air and car crashes are going undone and scientific studies dependent on government funding have ground to a halt because of the partial government shutdown now in its second week, the Senate Commerce Committee was told Friday.

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General in Charge of ICBMs to be Fired

Posted: 10/11/2013 - Officials say the Air Force is firing the two-star general in charge of all of its nuclear missiles. And according to an internal email, the firing comes in response to an investigation into alleged personal misbehavior.

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Scott Carpenter, 2nd US Astronaut in Orbit, Dies

Posted: 10/11/2013 - Scott Carpenter conquered the heights of space, the depths of the ocean, and the darkness of fear. And in doing so he became the second American to orbit the Earth, powered by not just a rocket but an insatiable curiosity.

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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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