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Debt Deal Settled (For Now), GOP Stymied on Several Key Fronts

Debt Deal Settled (For Now), GOP Stymied on Several Key Fronts
A deal to end the government shutdown and avoid default has been made. Here are just some of the things Republicans didn't get in the deal.
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While CA Expands Access, Bakersfield City Council Debates Restricting Abortion Access

While CA Expands Access, Bakersfield City Council Debates Restricting Abortion Access
While California recently signed two laws expanding access to abortion in the state, the town of Bakersfield has debated a resolution to severely restrict abortion access. Following on the heels of Gov. Jerry Brown signing AB 154 and AB 980 last week, the Bakersfield City Council debated the “Human Life Amendment” Wednesday.
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Investment Bank That Helped Start the Recession Just Doubled (Almost) Its Earnings

Investment Bank That Helped Start the Recession Just Doubled (Almost) Its Earnings
Investment bank Morgan Stanley says that its third-quarter earnings almost doubled as the firm's equity sales and trading revenue rose. The bank, whose practices helped the American economy spiral into recession five years ago, has bounced back while so much of the American population has struggled.
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McAuliffe Lead Widens to Eight Points in VA Governor Race

McAuliffe Lead Widens to Eight Points in VA Governor Race
Virginia Democratic candidate for governor, Terry McAuliffe, has surged ahead in the latest NBC4/NBC News/Marist poll. He now leads with 46% of likely voters, to Republican Ken Cuccinelli's 38%.
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San Fran's BART Grinds to a Halt, Second Strike in Four Months

San Fran's BART Grinds to a Halt, Second Strike in Four Months
The San Francisco area's BART ground to a halt as employees called to strike, the second in four months for the mass transit system. Management and unions negotiated well into the night, but management balked when the unions called for arbitration.
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Fox News Commentator: Obama Will 'Turn the Military Against The People' and Attack Christians

Fox News Commentator: Obama Will 'Turn the Military Against The People' and Attack Christians
On a radio commentary this week, Fox News commentator Todd Starnes warned that the US military may come after Christians, pointing to a training session in Mississippi that included the American Family Association on a list of hate groups.
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San Francisco Bay Area Transit Strike as Labor Talks Break Down

San Francisco Bay Area Transit Strike as Labor Talks Break Down
People in the San Francisco Bay area faced a frustrating commute Friday as workers for the region's largest transit system walked off the job for the second time in four months.
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Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Coming To The High Plains Of TX

Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Coming To The High Plains Of TX
Slowly but surely, Texas is coming around on the issue of same-sex equality in marriage. Almost a majority of Texans now believe in the freedom to marry, and big companies like B&W Pantex in Amarillo are allowing same-sex benefits to their employees.
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Number of TX Republicans Who Voted to Reopen the Government? Zero.

Number of TX Republicans Who Voted to Reopen the Government? Zero.
A bipartisan bill to fund and reopen the government passed both the Senate and House of Representatives. Though many from the right side of the aisle joined Democrats in stopping this kamikaze mission, nary a single Texas Republican voted for it.
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JP Morgan Posts Loss. Their Largest Expense: Legal Costs

JP Morgan Posts Loss. Their Largest Expense: Legal Costs
JP Morgan, fresh of a round of fines caused by head Jamie Dimon's mismanagement, reported a loss for the quarter. Most troubling is that their largest expenses were their legal fees.
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