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31 in Florida infected by bacteria in salt water

Patty Konietzky thought the small purple lesion on her husband's ankle was a spider bite. But when the lesion quickly spread across his body like a constellation, she knew something wasn't right.<p>After a trip to the hospital and a day and a half later, Konietzky's 59-year-old husband was dead.<p>The …

Obama Signs Military Death Benefits Bill

President Barack Obama signed into law a bill providing benefits to the families of fallen troops during the government shutdown on Thursday.<p>The bill, which passed the House and Senate with unanimous approval, guarantees that family members of deceased soldiers continue to receive death gratuities …

After 'Productive' Meeting, No WH Decision on GOP Debt Limit Plan

President Obama and House Republican leaders both called meetings at the White House productive today and pledged to continue talking through the …

US shutdown talks: White House and Republicans fail to agree deal

White House talks with Republicans failed to reach an agreement to end the budget crisis on Thursday evening, but a marked change in tone from the particiants suggested a deal to end the protracted standoff could finally be in sight.<p>Discussions between Barack Obama and House speaker John Boehner …

What GOP Governors Want You to Forget

Re­pub­lic­an gov­ernors with an eye on 2016 have been down­right in­dig­nant about the fed­er­al-gov­ern­ment shut­down.<p>“I think it’s al­ways …

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Poll Shows Americans Shifting on Deficit-Reduction Approach

When it comes to de­fi­cit re­duc­tion, Amer­ic­ans in­creas­ingly fa­vor spend­ing cuts over tax in­creases. But their great­er open­ness car­ries a …

Wall Street To Republicans: Quit Playing Games With The Economy If You Want Our Cash

"No support until they solve debt ceiling and shutdown in an appropriate fashion. The implications for 2014 are real and very troubling," warns Wylde.<p>WASHINGTON — The government shutdown and debt-limit crisis facing Washington are starting to hit home for Republican politicians, who are hearing …