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Not all federal agencies taking a hit in shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — As many high-profile agencies sit idle because of the federal government shutdown, others are humming along just fine, thank you.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013

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Social media fuel dangerous weight-loss goal

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — Experts in eating disorders are concerned about an Internet-fueled trend in which teenage girls and young women pursue an elusive and possibly dangerous weight-loss goal: to become so slender that their thighs don't touch even when their feet are together.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013

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Prospect for quick end to shutdown is remote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for a swift end to the 4-day-old partial government shutdown all but vanished Friday as lawmakers squabbled into the weekend and increasingly shifted their focus to a midmonth deadline for averting a threatened first-ever default.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013

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Man sets himself on fire on the National Mall

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man set himself on fire on the National Mall in the nation's capital as passers-by rushed over to help put out the flames, officials and witnesses said Friday afternoon.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013

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Official: Woman killed in DC chase was delusional

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut woman who was shot to death outside the U.S. Capitol after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier had been deteriorating mentally for months and believed the president was communicating with her, a federal law enforcement official said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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Pills made from poop cure serious gut infections

 

Hold your nose and don't spit out your coffee: Doctors have found a way to put healthy people's poop into pills that can cure serious gut infections — a less yucky way to do "fecal transplants." Canadian researchers tried this on 27 patients and cured them all after strong antibiotics failed to help.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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In Vegas, clubbing almost as popular as gambling

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The cannon at the Flutter Fetti booth near the front of the gambling trade show in Las Vegas last week delivered regular bursts of metallic and crepe paper cutouts, shooting them to the ceiling in big booms and carpeting the floor with shimmering hearts, stars and circles. The glittery mess outshone the slot machines and online poker touchscreens in more ways than one.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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Stocks move higher, but investors remain cautious

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved higher on Wall Street on Friday, but investors remained focused on Washington, where a partial government shutdown and a fast approaching deadline on the nation's borrowing limit have weighed on markets all week.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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