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Americans Anxious, Irritated As Government Shuts Down

Posted: 10/01/2013 - A bitter budget fight has led to a U.S. government shutdown, leaving hundreds of thousands of federal workers without paychecks and shutting down federal services all over the country.

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Feds Defend Plan to Drop Gray Wolf Protection

Posted: 09/30/2013 - The director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is strongly defending its proposal to drop federal protection for gray wolves across most of the Lower 48 states ahead of a series of public hearings on the plan.

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Dozens Injured in Chicago Train Crash

Posted: 09/30/2013 - As many as four dozen people were injured when two Chicago Transit Authority trains crashed at a station west of the city.

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Shutdown Showdown Intensifies Over Obamacare Delay

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Posted: 09/30/2013 - The government is teetering on the brink of a partial shutdown and congressional Republicans are vowing to keep using an otherwise routine federal funding bill to try to attack the president's health care law.

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Small Jet Hits Hangar At Santa Monica Airport

Posted: 09/30/2013 - Officials say a small jet that took off from Idaho has crashed into a storage hangar and started a large fire after landing at a Southern California airport.

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Judge Set to Preside Over 2nd Phase of BP Trial

Posted: 09/29/2013 - BP's 86-day struggle to stop the flow of oil gushing from its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico will be the focus of a trial scheduled to resume Monday in federal court.

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Multiple Deaths In Fiery Crash In California

Posted: 09/28/2013 - Officials say up to five people have died after a car spun out and burst into flames early Saturday morning in Burbank, Calif., trapping people inside.

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Radio Problems Cited In Deaths Of 19 Firefighters

Updated: 09/28/2013 - An investigation into the June deaths of 19 firefighters killed while battling an Arizona blaze has found a litany of problems stemming from inadequate radio communication.

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Report: NSA Maps Out A Person's Social Connections

Updated: 09/28/2013 - The New York Times is reporting that for almost three years the National Security Agency has been tapping the data it collects to map out some Americans' social connections.

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Climate Panel: Warming 'Extremely Likely' Man-Made

Posted: 09/27/2013 - Scientists can now say with extreme confidence that human activity is the dominant cause of the global warming observed since the 1950s, a new report by an international scientific group said Friday.

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Senate Holds Hearing on Postal Reform

Updated: 09/26/2013 - The Senate will meet Thursday to discuss ways to reform the US Postal Service. They will discuss a proposal to again increase the price of stamps.

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USPS Seeks 3-Cent Increase for First-Class Mail

Updated: 09/25/2013 - The financially struggling Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter -- and that would raise the price of a first-class stamp to 49 cents.

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Senate Moves Toward Test Vote on Obamacare

Posted: 09/25/2013 - The Democratic-controlled Senate is on a path toward defeating tea party attempts to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law,

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