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Arizona, New York to reopen shut down national attractions

Posted: 10/11/2013 - Arizona and New York have reached deals with the Interior Department to reopen Grand Canyon National Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument using state funds until the federal government reopens.

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Truck, train collide in W. Va.; 1 dead, 23 hurt

Updated: 10/12/2013 - Authorities say a logging truck collided with a train taking passengers on a tour amid fall foliage in the West Virginia mountains, killing one person and injuring 23 people Friday.

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McConnell adds nearly $2.3M to campaign account

Posted: 10/11/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has banked nearly $2.3 million since July, pushing his overall fundraising total to $17.7 million for the election cycle.

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Global chemical watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

Posted: 10/11/2013 - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to eliminate the scourge that has haunted generations from World War I to the battlefields of Syria.

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Jury: Toyota not liable for death of California woman

Posted: 10/10/2013 - A jury says Toyota Motor Corp. is not liable for the death of a California woman who was killed when her 2006 Camry apparently accelerated and crashed despite her efforts to stop.

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Obama signs bill to pay military death benefits

Posted: 10/10/2013 - Families of fallen troops will be assured of receiving death benefits under legislation President Barack Obama signed Thursday amid a national firestorm over the payments being suspended during the partial government shutdown.

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White House: No decision on shutdown, debt impasse

Posted: 10/10/2013 - The White House says President Barack Obama and Republican leaders reached no specific determination on how to end the partial government shutdown or raise the nation's debt ceiling. The White House, however, described the meeting as good and said Obama looked forward to progress.

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Balloon passenger remains critical in New Mexico

Posted: 10/10/2013 - University of New Mexico Hospital officials say the passenger in a fiery crash at Albuquerque's annual balloon fiesta remains in critical condition Thursday.

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McConnell runs radio ad blaming Dems for shutdown

Posted: 10/10/2013 - Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is running a new radio ad in his home state blaming Democrats for the government shutdown and pledging to donate his pay to charity until the dispute is resolved.

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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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House passes bill to restore death benefits

Updated: 10/09/2013 - The Republican-led House has passed legislation to restore death benefits to the families of fallen U.S. soldiers halted by the government shutdown.

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Boehner sending small group to Obama meeting

Updated: 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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ACLU files complaint against Border Patrol in Ariz

Posted: 10/09/2013 - The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking a federal government probe into allegations of constitutional rights violations by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Arizona.

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