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Syria opposition weighing negotiations with Assad

Posted: 10/23/2013 - Moderate opposition leaders seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad from power have not yet committed to negotiations to create a new government, America's top diplomat said Tuesday.

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Builders of Obama's health website saw red flags

Posted: 10/22/2013 - Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed.

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Haslam advisor listed as campaign consultant

Posted: 10/21/2013 - A newspaper's review of state lobbyist registrations shows Tom Ingram is identified three times as either a "campaign consultant to the governor" or "consultant to campaign for governor."

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Former informant suing US for abandoning her

Posted: 10/21/2013 - A former confidential informant working for the United States in Colombia claims in a lawsuit that the U.S. government abandoned her when she got into legal trouble for her undercover operations.

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Malala inspires school curriculum

Posted: 10/21/2013 - The 16-year-old Pakistani teen targeted for a Taliban assassination because she championed education for girls has inspired the development of a school curriculum encouraging advocacy.

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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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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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Gov. Haslam sets up own judicial nominating panel

Posted: 10/18/2013 - A legal opinion from state Attorney General Bob Cooper last week said the governor continues to have the power to fill judicial vacancies despite the end of the commission tasked with nominations.

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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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Vote to end shutdown could linger in 2014

Posted: 10/17/2013 - A majority of Republicans in the Senate supported the bill Wednesday, but nearly two-thirds of the Republicans in the House opposed it, putting them at odds with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

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Shutdown bill has items for states, fed agencies

Posted: 10/17/2013 - Here's a little secret about the bill Congress has approved ending the partial government shutdown and preventing a possible federal default: It's got goodies for some states and federal agencies too.

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Carr raises just $52K for Alexander challenge

Updated: 10/16/2013 - State Rep. Joe Carr's campaign says the Republican raised just than $52,000 in the first fundraising period of his challenge of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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Alexander raises $838K in quarter for Senate race

Posted: 10/15/2013 - Alexander, who faces a tea party-backed challenge from state Rep. Joe Carr for next year's GOP nomination, has raised $3.9 million since the beginning of the year.

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US courts convict terrorists; Gitmo trials drag on

Posted: 10/15/2013 - Four years after his failed effort to bring the 9/11 mastermind to New York for trial, President Barack Obama has reinstated the federal courthouse as America's preferred venue for prosecuting suspected terrorists.

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Va. race previews shutdown politics for 2014

Posted: 10/15/2013 - The Virginia governor's race has turned into a real-time test of Republican and Democratic positions in the congressional budget battle raging in the nation's capital.

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Automatic cuts re-emerge as budget battle issue

Posted: 10/15/2013 - The broad, automatic spending cuts known as sequestration have re-emerged as a central issue in efforts to end the partial government shutdown and avert a federal default.

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