Sep 30, 2013

NYT | Global Update September 30, 2013Senate Rejects House's Terms on Budget With Shutdown Near.

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September 30, 2013
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Senate Rejects House's Terms on Budget With Shutdown Near

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.

As Congress Spars Over Budget, Obama Stays on the Sidelines

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.

Markets Slide Worldwide Amid U.S. Budget Battle

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

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Opinion

Op-Ed Contributor

The White Gold of Jihad

By MONICA MEDINA
Al Shabab helps finance terrorist operations by poaching elephants. The United States should join the fight to stop them.
WORLD

Officials Struggle With Tangled Web of Financing for Somali Militants

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.

Release of Decades-Old Death Lists Stirs Anger and Grief in Afghanistan

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.

Westerners' Smuggled Letters Offer Rare Glimpse of Egyptian Prisons

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.
BUSINESS

F.A.A. Panel Would Ease Policy on Electronic Devices Aloft

By JAD MOUAWAD
Passengers should be allowed to use the entertainment features on their phones and tablets throughout the flight, the panel said.

Health Insurance Exchanges Scramble to Be Ready as Opening Day Nears

By ABBY GOODNOUGH
Officials are warning that despite fevered efforts, their new online markets where people can shop for health plans will not be fully operational at first.

CNN Documentary Is Off; Filmmaker Blames Pressure From Clintons

By AMY CHOZICK and BILL CARTER
The filmmaker, Charles H. Ferguson, said that he was unable to get access to prospective sources for a project on the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
TECHNOLOGY

India in Tax Dispute With Nokia Ahead of Microsoft Deal

By MARK SCOTT
Nokia said the tax authorities froze all of its Indian assets, including bank accounts and factories, to ensure that the company could pay its future tax bill.

Shrinking List of Video Games Is Dominated by Blockbusters

By NICK WINGFIELD
As video game players' tastes shift toward smartphones and tablets, more and more of the money spent on console games goes to a small number of blockbusters.

Grand Theft Auto Franchise Playfully Flicks Mud at Its Birthplace: Scotland

By KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURA
Far from the crime-scarred turf its avatars inhabit, Grand Theft Auto was created in Dundee, Scotland. Its authors fondly seeded it with inside jokes.
SPORTS

Kipsang Sets World Record at Berlin Marathon

By JERÉ LONGMAN
Wilson Kipsang of Kenya shaved 15 seconds off the previous record of 2:03:38, set two years ago in Berlin by his countryman Patrick Makau.

The Presidents Cup Has Proved to Be No Contest

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY
Nineteen years after it began, the Presidents Cup remains Ryder Cup Light, as in light on rancor and, more regrettably, light on suspense.

Presidents Cup Is Custom-Made for Tiger Woods

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY
Tiger Woods has had a great track record both in the Presidents Cup and at the course where it's being played this year.
U.S. NEWS

For the Washington Area, a Second Lightning Strike

By ANNIE LOWREY
A shutdown of much of the federal government would hurt the capital region, already hobbled by sequestration and a stalled economy.

The Battle in Congress on Spending and Debt

By BRIAN KNOWLTON
Answers to questions about a possible government shutdown and what one would mean for federal employees and the economy.

In Florida, the Front Lines of a High-Pitched, Bite-Size War

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
Fears of dengue fever - an outbreak occurred this summer in Florida's Martin County - have given added urgency to the effort to control mosquitoes.
OPINION
Op-Ed Columnist

Rebels Without a Clue

By PAUL KRUGMAN
The Republicans are flirting with financial disaster.
Op-Ed Contributor

Nixon and Kissinger's Forgotten Shame

By GARY J. BASS
They aided a regime as it killed thousands of Bangladeshis.

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