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By BRIAN KNOWLTON and JEREMY W. PETERS
House Republican leaders said they believed a government shutdown could be averted if Democrats would accept at least some of their demands to scale back the health care law.
By TIM ARANGO
Several explosions struck Iraq's northern Kurdish region, killing at least six people and setting off chaos in the streets of the capital, Erbil.
By CLIFFORD KRAUSS
The fines against BP hang in the balance, and depend on the level of negligence that is determined and how much oil was spilled.
By ANNE BARNARD
Syria's capital is now a city of checkpoints, new arrivals and a pervasive sense of war weariness, where even those of opposite views seem worn out by their differences.
By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
Iran's foreign minister said there was a "real chance" for a pact with the United States over his country's nuclear program, but his deputy said Tehran would "never trust America 100 percent."
By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO
The resignations of five ministers set off a new crisis that could put the political and financial stability of Europe at risk.