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Obama: 'No excuse' for health care signup problems

Updated: 10/21/2013 - President Barack Obama on Monday said there was "no excuse" for the cascade of computer problems that have marred the rollout of key elements in his health care law.

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SF transit strike has workers facing gridlock

Posted: 10/21/2013 - Facing a new work week, San Francisco Bay Area commuters girded for gridlock with a major transit strike underway, while federal investigators searched for clues to a weekend transit train crash that killed two workers.

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Ex-House Speaker Tom Foley dies at 84

Posted: 10/18/2013 - Tom Foley, the courtly former speaker of the U.S. House who lost his seat when Republicans seized control of Congress in 1994, has died of complications from a stroke. He was 84.

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2nd SF Bay Area transit strike in 4 months beginsq

Posted: 10/18/2013 - People in the San Francisco Bay area faced a frustrating Friday commute as workers for the region's largest transit system walked off the job for the second time in four months.

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2 killers escape Fla. prison with bogus documents

Posted: 10/18/2013 - As authorities hunt for two killers who were mistakenly freed by bogus court documents, prison officials and prosecutors across Florida scrambled to make sure no other inmates had been let out early.

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Teen found with fetus in bag at store, NYPD says

Posted: 10/18/2013 - The results of an autopsy could determine whether two teenage girls are hit with serious charges after one of them was found carrying a dead fetus in a bag while shopping at a Victoria's Secret store in Manhattan.

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From crab fishers to office staff, nation reboots

Posted: 10/18/2013 - The end of the federal shutdown means boats will be back out on the Bering Sea to fish for king crab. Loggers are being allowed back into national forests in Oregon.

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Shutdown affected us in ways we did not see

Posted: 10/18/2013 - Our food was a little less safe, our workplaces a little more dangerous. The risk of getting sick was a bit higher, our kids' homework tougher to complete.

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NYC Police say teen girls were carrying human remains

Posted: 10/17/2013 - New York City police said two teenage girls believed to be shoplifting were stopped as they were leaving a Manhattan store, and a security guard checking their bags found what appeared to be a fetus

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Report: NSA and CIA collaborate on drone strikes

Posted: 10/17/2013 - The National Security Agency has been extensively involved in the U.S. government's targeted killing program, collaborating closely with the CIA in the use of drone strikes against terrorists abroad.

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States enact laws to stock epinephrine at schools

Posted: 10/17/2013 - When a third-grade student who had been stung by a wasp developed welts on his neck and had trouble breathing, school nurse Amanda Williams had the necessary dose of epinephrine to counter the allergic reaction.

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Spirit Day: Go Purple This Thursday

Posted: 10/17/2013 - Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag

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2 charged in Fla. after bullied girl's suicide

Posted: 10/16/2013 - It was a cold-hearted online post that a Florida sheriff said hastened the arrest of two girls, aged 12 and 14, in the bullying-suicide case of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick.

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4 dead after boat capsizes off Florida coast

Posted: 10/16/2013 - Four people died and another was hospitalized after a boat with more than a dozen people aboard — including Haitian and Jamaican nationals — capsized early Wednesday in the waters off South Florida.

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W.Va. family loves thrill of lumberjack contests

Posted: 10/16/2013 - The chain saw competition at the Mountain State Forest Festival pitted father and son for bragging rights as to which West Virginian could fell more timber in the fastest time.

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SF-area rail strike averted as talks continue

Posted: 10/16/2013 - San Francisco Bay-area commuters again waited late into the night before federal mediators announced late Tuesday that a planned rail strike would once more be delayed and contract negotiations would continue.

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