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Gov’t shutdown enters 2nd week, no end in sight

DONNA CASSATA Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first default in the nation’s history as Speaker John Boehner ruled out any measure to boost borrowing authority without ...

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Tenn. revises protocol for executions

LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated Press   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Correction said Friday that it’s switching from a three-drug method to execute death row inmates to a single-drug method. The new protocol now calls for using the sedative pentobarbital only to put an inmate to ...

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Hillary Clinton discusses potential campaign for 2016

KEN THOMAS Associated Press     WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says in an interview with New York Magazine that she is wrestling with running for president again but remains “pragmatic and realistic” as she considers a potential White House campaign in 2016. The former secretary of state told ...

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Syria: APSU students react

By Phillip Swanson Staff Writer President Obama, center, with members of his delegation, speaks during his bilateral meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping, unseen, at the G20 Summit, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. AP PHOTO | PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS Since March 15, 2011 a conflict has been going ...

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Syrian videos make case for military action

DEB RIECHMANN SARAH DiLORENZO Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The Obama administration is distributing videos showing a chemical weapons attack in Syria to help convince Americans and Congress that a military intervention against the Syrian government is necessary, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. Speaking at a news conference ...

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PETE YOST Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages. In a letter to congressional leaders, Attorney General Eric Holder said that a provision in federal law on benefits to veterans and their families ...

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