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NEW: Mass. teacher slain; 14-year-old student charged

Posted: 10/23/2013 - DANVERS, Mass. (AP) - A 14-year-old Massachusetts high school student is facing a murder charge in the death of a 24-year-old teacher found dead in the woods behind the school.

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Man indicted in death of Adrian Peterson's son

Posted: 10/21/2013 - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Lincoln County grand jury has indicted a 27-year-old Sioux Falls man on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

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Obama to address widespread health care glitches

Posted: 10/21/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - People who are having trouble enrolling online for health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law will be encouraged to do it the old-fashioned way -- by phone.

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Family IDs teacher as Nev. school shooting victim

Updated: 10/21/2013 - SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Family members have identified a math teacher as the staff member who was killed while trying to stop a shooter at a northern Nevada middle school.

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Changing demographics is changing our taste buds

Posted: 10/18/2013 - MIAMI (AP) - Salsa overtaking ketchup as America's No. 1 condiment was just the start. These days, tortillas outsell burger and hot dog buns; sales of tortilla chips trump potato chips; and tacos and burritos have become so ubiquitously "American," most people don't even consider them ethnic.

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AP sources: Boehner, top GOP to vote for deal

Posted: 10/16/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker John Boehner and other top House Republican leaders intend to vote for the bipartisan agreement worked out in the Senate to avoid a financial default and reopen the government.

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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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