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Pro-Israel Lobby Finds Longtime Supporters Defect On Syria

AIPAC has blanketed Capitol Hill with lobbyists trying to convince Congress to authorize a military strike against Syria. But despite its close ties with many lawmakers, the lobby has had little success.
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Big Measles Outbreaks Worry Federal Health Officials

Eight outbreaks of measles have infected at least 159 people so far this year, the CDC reports. All of the outbreaks were caused by people traveling internationally and bringing the virus back to the U.S. Communities that don't vaccinate children for religious reasons were hardest hit.
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D.C. Mayor Vetoes 'Living Wage' Bill Targeting Large Retailers

Mayor Vincent Gray ended weeks of speculation and vetoed the measure passed in July. Wal-Mart threatened to halve the number of stores it plans to build in the district if the measure becomes law.
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Second Grader's Dreadlocks Cause For Concern?

Seven-year-old Tiana Parker was told her dreadlocks defied her school's dress code. Her story went viral and an outpouring of support came from all over the world. Host Michel Martin speaks with her father, Terrance Parker, about his daughter's hairstyle, and the unexpected fallout.
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Losing Home Over $200? Tax Lien Fallout

A new investigation by The Washington Post shows that hundreds of people in Washington, D.C. are losing their homes over tax debts that often total less than $200. Host Michel Martin speaks with investigative journalist Michael Sallah, about how tax lien sales are forcing elderly homeowners onto the streets.
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New FBI Chief Says Budget Cuts Threaten Agency's Mission

In his first full week on the job, FBI Director Jim Comey expressed "intense concern" that sequester cuts could result in two weeks of furlough days for agents and the loss of 3,000 positions. He says it's a big national security worry.
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Missouri Vote Fails On Measure To Invalidate Federal Gun Laws

The effort to override a veto by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on legislation that would have nixed federal rules fell one vote shy of passing.
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Massive Molasses Spill Devastates Honolulu Marine Life

About 233,000 gallons of the sticky substance were spilled into part of Honolulu Harbor on Monday. Thousands of ocean creatures were killed as the molasses sinks to the bottom. "Everything down there is dead," a diver says.
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'Massive Flooding' In Colorado's Boulder County

More rain is on the way and a flash flood warning remains in effect. At least three deaths are being blamed on the high waters and a rural dam has reportedly collapsed. The University of Colorado's Boulder campus is closed.
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Texting Driver Ends Up All Wet

Police say a driver in Waldorf, Md., lost control of her car while texting — she landed in a lake. She wasn't hurt but she does faces criminal charges

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