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Family Of Man Who Set Himself On Fire Says Act Wasn’t Political

Family Of Man Who Set Himself On Fire Says Act Wasn’t PoliticalOfficials have identified the man who died after setting fire to himself last week on the National Mall as John Constantino, 64, of Mount Laurel, N.J.

No End In Sight: Shutdown Showdown Enters Week Two

No End In Sight: Shutdown Showdown Enters Week TwoThe second week of the shutdown is, so far, looking a lot like week one. Even so, here are a few data points that might be worth your attention:

What We Know So Far About Woman Killed In D.C. Chase

What We Know So Far About Woman Killed In D.C. ChaseThe woman killed by police Thursday after a wild chase from the White House to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol has been identified by law enforcement authorities to The Associated Press, NPR and other news outlets as 34-year-old Miriam Carey of Stamford, Conn.

Treasury: New Debt-Ceiling Fight Could Derail Economy

Treasury: New Debt-Ceiling Fight Could Derail EconomyThe Treasury Department is issuing a warning of dire economic consequences that could rival the Great Recession if Congress is unable to agree on raising the debt ceiling and the nation defaults on its obligations.

John Boehner reports no progress after meeting with Obama

John Boehner reports no progress after meeting with ObamaSpeaker of the House John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, stepped out of the White House yesterday after a 90-minute meeting with President Obama and reported no progress.

U.N. Says Nearly 1,000 Iraqis Were Killed In September

U.N. Says Nearly 1,000 Iraqis Were Killed In SeptemberThe United Nations mission in Iraq has some grim news today: 979 Iraqis were killed in attacks during the month of September.

Who Are The Two Republicans Who Crossed Lines?

Who Are The Two Republicans Who Crossed Lines?The Senate's votes have been along party lines when it comes to the so-called shutdown showdown.

No end in sight as government shutdown begins

No end in sight as government shutdown beginsIt's happened: With lawmakers in Washington at loggerheads over the same issues they've been arguing about for more than five years, the federal government has partially shut down.

Obama: American Ideals, National Security At Stake In Syrian Crisis

Obama: American Ideals, National Security At Stake In Syrian CrisisIn a prime-time speech that followed two weeks of high-stakes drama, President Obama asked the American people to support a military strike against Syria, even as he pursued a diplomatic solution to the standoff.

Lawmakers Welcome President Asking For Their OK On Syria

Lawmakers Welcome President Asking For Their OK On SyriaLawmakers, many of whom had urged President Obama to seek authority from Congress before going ahead with a military strike against Syria, were largely positive about his decision to do just that.