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The Latest On Ending The Impasse In Washington

Today marks the 14th day of a partial government shutdown. The top Democratic and Republican Senate leaders spoke over the weekend, but no resolution was reached that could fully re-open the federal government and raise the debt ceiling. Now we're just days away from Oct. 17, the date the Treasury Department said it would begin to run out of money to pay the nation's bills. World Bank and IMF leaders, in Washington for meetings, warned of potential calamity in global financial markets if American lawmakers cannot come to an agreement soon. The latest on prospects for ending the budget impasse.

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Giving Some Rope: A Brief History Of Tensions Between Politicians And The Press

Hillary Clinton's campaign took the term "wrangling the press" literally when it used a rope to control reporters. She and other candidates have a long history of frustration with the Fourth Estate.
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Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.
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Presidential Candidates Grapple With Tough Ballot Requirements In Virginia

In Virginia, candidates running for president are scrambling to determine how to get on the ballot, or if it's even worth the hassle. That's because the Commonwealth has some of the strictest requirements in the nation.
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Hacking Team Breach Reveals Firm Sold Spying Tools To Repressive Regimes

What happens when one of the most notorious hacking companies gets hacked? That's the situation unfolding for one Italian company, which sells surveillance software to governments across the globe.

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