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White House open to short-term hike in debt limit

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats intend to introduce legislation by mid-week to raise the nation’s debt limit without the type of unrelated conditions Republicans have said they intend to seek, officials said Monday, as the White House signaled it would accept ...

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Furloughed workers seeking unemployment pay in D.C.

WASHINGTON — Federal workers who are furloughed because of the government shutdown are filing for unemployment benefits. Najla Haywood, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Department of Employment Services, says all initial claims for unemployment should be filed online due to ...

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House to pass bills to reopen national parks, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — House and Senate Democrats say they’ll reject a bid by Republicans to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs. They say the entire government should be reopened, ...

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Under fire, ‘Obamacare’ going live _ with glitches

WASHINGTON — Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama’s health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship. Now comes the ultimate test: the verdict of the American people. A ...

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Government shutdown would hurt workers, Md. economy

WASHINGTON — A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the ...

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FTC: $1M settlement in debt collection scam

WASHINGTON — A debt collection operation that involved text messages and collectors allegedly posing as attorneys has led to a $1 million settlement with the federal government. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that a debt collector in Glendale, Calif., ...

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Report: Navy Yard shooter lied about previous arrest, debts

WASHINGTON — The Washington Navy Yard shooter lied about a previous arrest and failed to disclose thousands of dollars in debts when he applied for a security clearance in the Navy. Then federal investigators dismissed the omissions, and made one ...

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