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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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Premiums unveiled for health overhaul plans

Posted: 09/26/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents.

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USPS seeks 3-cent increase for first-class mail

Posted: 09/25/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The financially ailing 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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FDA lays out rules for some smartphone health apps

Posted: 09/23/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Food and Drug Administration officials say they will begin regulating a new wave of applications and gadgets that work with smartphones to take medical readings and help users monitor their health.

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