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White House: September job growth 'solid'

10/22/2013 8:39am
A top White House economic adviser says the addition of 148,000 jobs in September is a sign of "solid" growth but forecasts worsening in October because of the 16-day partial government shutdown.

Obama attends kids' parent-teacher conferences

10/22/2013 8:49am
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are attending parent-teacher conferences for their daughters.

White House: cooperation with Saudis to continue

10/22/2013 11:38am
The Obama administration says its cooperation with Saudi Arabia will continue despite the kingdom's rejection of a coveted seat on the U.N. Security Council.

White House defends drone strikes after new report

10/22/2013 11:40am
The White House says it strongly disagrees with any assertions the U.S. violated international law by using drone strikes in Pakistan.

2 human rights groups criticize US drone program

10/22/2013 5:23pm
The United States on Tuesday defended drone strikes targeting al-Qaida operatives and others it deems enemies, rejecting reports by two human-rights groups questioning the legality of strikes they asserted have killed or wounded scores of civilians in Yemen and Pakistan.

Builders of Obama's health website saw red flags

10/22/2013 6:43pm
Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet what they considered last-minute requests for changes from the government or other contractors.