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Boehner: House to demand spending cuts to avoid default

Positions harden as the partial government shutdown enters second week.<p>WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown headed into its second week with no sign of resolution to the bitter stalemate as key Republicans in Congress on Sunday linked the current budget impasse to the looming confrontation …

Favela crackdown produces cache of guns and drugs

Crackdown by military police ahead of World Cup in Rio favela unveils huge haul of guns - including submachine guns - and drugs<p>Military police in Rio de Janeiro have seized a cache of guns and drugs, and arrested 197, after a two-week operation to pacify one of the city's favelas.<p>Complexo do Lins, …

Clinton navigates new divide in Democratic Party

When Lawrence Summers withdrew from consideration as the next head of the Federal Reserve, he performed a great service for the Democratic Party’s two most important figures -- Barack Obama, and his presumed (by Democrats) successor, Hillary Clinton.<p>The president was spared an embarrassing Senate …

IOC Responds To Gay Rights Group, Noting Russian "Assurances" About Nondiscrimination

WASHINGTON — The head of the International Olympic Committee said that the body does not aim to influence national legislation but that the Olympics do aim to set an example for the world.<p>Writing to All Out on Oct. 7 that the IOC "cannot hope to influence national legislation" and "has to respect …

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Hard-line conservatives see victory in debt limit standoff

<b>A faction of the Republican Party believes it cannot lose the battle over raising the US government's borrowing limit - either they dismantle the Democrats' healthcare reform, or the country has to live within its means for a while. But will the rest of the party stick with them?</b><p>It is a high-stakes …