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Senate OKs bill for military chaplains

10/11/2013 10:58am
Military chaplains will be able to offer worship services to members of the armed forces and their families despite the partial government shutdown under a bill moving through Congress.

Senate GOP leader talks of bipartisan solution

10/11/2013 11:45am
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says GOP lawmakers are working on trying to come up with a bipartisan solution to the budget stalemate.

Shutdown keeps planes grounded, crab fleet at dock

10/11/2013 1:28pm
New airplanes are grounded, investigations of fatal air and car crashes are going undone and scientific studies dependent on government funding have ground to a halt because of the partial government shutdown now in its second week, the Senate Commerce Committee was told Friday.

Correction: Congress-Protest story

10/11/2013 2:04pm
In an Oct. 10 story about protesters dumping bags of cash in a Senate office building, The Associated Press misidentified in the headlines the people who were protesting and arrested. The protesters were critics of seed giant Monsanto and its role in genetically modified food production. They were not hemp activists.

Obama, GOP talks leading back to deficit debate

10/11/2013 6:02pm
Suddenly it's about the deficits. As a deal moves toward ending the partial government shutdown, raising the nation's line of credit, and abandoning the drive to upend the 3-year-old health care law, Washington's attention is turning to spending and the red ink side of the government's ledger.