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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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Officials: Senate Democrats Working on Debt Limit Bill

Updated: 10/07/2013 - Officials say Senate Democrats intend to introduce legislation by the middle of the week that would raise the nation's debt limit without the type of unrelated conditions Republicans have said they want to add.

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Stocks Sink as Washington Stalemate Drags On

Posted: 10/07/2013 - The stock market is lower as the U.S. government heads into a second week of a partial shutdown with no signs of a budget agreement in sight.

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Gov't Shutdown Enters 2nd Week, No End in Sight

Posted: 10/07/2013 - The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first default in the nation's history as Speaker John Boehner ruled out any measure to boost borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.

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FBI Raids Mich. Sites, Won't Confirm Link to Texas

Posted: 10/06/2013 - Dozens of federal agents with help from Michigan authorities have raided two sites in the northern Lower Peninsula, taking precautions for possible exposure to hazardous chemicals.

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Evacuations remain at Marine base after wildfire

Updated: 10/07/2013 - Evacuations remain in place as crews work to contain a wildfire that has scorched 1,500 acres of dry brush and damaged four buildings at a Southern California military base.

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