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House GOP unveils bill to counter Senate debt plan

Posted: 10/15/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - House GOP leaders unveiled their own plan Tuesday to counter an emerging Senate deal to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations.

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Poll: Half of older workers delay retirement plans

Updated: 10/14/2013 - CHICAGO (AP) - Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Some 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement, according to a poll released Monday by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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Default looming, Day 14 of shutdown, no solution

Updated: 10/14/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States moved perilously closer to an economy-rattling default and a partial government shutdown entered its third week with no resolution in sight.

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Shutdown impact: Some national parks could reopen

Posted: 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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Shutdown impact: Some national parks could reopen

Posted: 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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Feds to let states pay to open parks

Posted: 10/10/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown.

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Boehner offers debt extension; WH says likely OK

Posted: 10/10/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans would vote to extend the government's ability to borrow money for six weeks - but only if President Barack Obama first agrees to fresh negotiations on spending cuts. Under the Republican plan, the partial government shutdown would continue.

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Yellen is Obama choice to succeed Bernanke at Fed

Posted: 10/09/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is nominating Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the nation's powerful central bank, capping a lengthy and politically charged search at a pivotal time for the economy and the Fed's monetary policies.

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VA secretary: Shutdown could hit millions of vets

Posted: 10/09/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is spelling out some of the dire consequences for veterans of a long-term government shutdown, with about 3.8 million veterans not getting a disability check next month if the shutdown continues into late October.

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Shutdown impact: Veterans regional offices close

Posted: 10/09/2013 - A government shutdown is having far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail is being delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits continue to flow.

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Poll: GOP gets the blame in shutdown

Posted: 10/09/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - 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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Government's work stacking up a week into shutdown

Posted: 10/07/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Across America the government's work is piling up, and it's not just paperwork. It's old tires and litter on a stretch of river in Nebraska. Food poisoning microbes awaiting analysis in Atlanta. The charred wreckage of a plane in California, preserved in case safety investigators return.

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Police: Suspect killed in Capitol Hill chase

Updated: 10/03/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The District of Columbia's police chief says the suspect who led police on a chase from the White House to the Capitol is dead.Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrence Gainer says he knows of no harm to the child.

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Chrysler recalling 142,000 pickups, SUVs

Posted: 10/01/2013 - DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is recalling more than 142,000 pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide because of software glitches that could affect instrument cluster lighting and braking systems.

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House to pass bills to reopen national parks, VA

Posted: 10/01/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans say the GOP-controlled House intends to pass legislation to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Health insurance markets open; success to be seen

Posted: 10/01/2013 - CHICAGO (AP) - Online insurance marketplaces at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul struggled to handle the volume of consumers on Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open enrollment period.

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'Obamacare' exchanges start up as gov't shuts down

Posted: 10/01/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's long-anticipated launch Tuesday of new insurance exchanges to provide health care to millions of uninsured Americans is coming under the cloud of a government shutdown that began the same day.

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Under fire, 'Obamacare' going live; with glitches

Posted: 09/30/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama's health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship. Now comes the ultimate test: the verdict of the American people.

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Okla. congressmen support plan to delay health act

Posted: 09/30/2013 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's five members of the U.S. House of Representatives each voted for a resolution to temporarily fund the federal government while delaying implementation of the federal health care act.

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