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By ASHLEY PARKER
Within minutes of convening, the Senate voted 54 to 46 to strip the health care provisions from a measure passed by the House early Sunday morning and send it back to the House.
By JACKIE CALMES
Watching as Congress debated government spending and his signature health care law, President Obama welcomed and met with the Israeli prime minister.
By NATHANIEL POPPER
On Wall Street, investors were concerned that a shutdown could make it more likely that the United States will default on its outstanding debt when it reaches its borrowing limit.
Fashion & Style
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and NICHOLAS KULISH
The Shabab, which claimed responsibility for the deadly mall siege in Nairobi, makes money through various illegal endeavors and even employs a team of accountants.
By ROD NORDLAND
Names of and details about nearly 5,000 people killed by the Afghan Communist government in 1978 and 1979, have been made public only now.
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Missives by two Canadians and one American caught up in the crackdown in Egypt reveal a new willingness to subject Westerners to the same brutal treatment as Egyptians.