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Obama Calls Boehner To Say He'll Negotiate — Later

A discussion of Republicans' fiscal ideas will have to wait until the government shutdown is over and the federal debt ceiling has been raised, President Obama tells House Speaker John Boehner.
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Mental Health Care: Why Some Get It And Some Don't

The shooting death of a young woman near the U.S. Capitol last week is raising questions about black women's access to mental health care. Host Michel Martin discusses the issue with Dr. Annelle Primm, the American Psychiatric Association's Director of Minority and National Affairs.
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D.C. Bars And Restaurants Feel Shutdown Squeeze

D.C. bars and restaurants are getting nervous about just how long their customers will be furloughed — and how it might dent their bottom line.
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Obama's Absence At Asia Summit Seen Hurting U.S. Trade

Many U.S. companies were hoping President Obama would be able to push for more open trade in Asia. But because of the U.S. government shutdown, he was a no show at the Asia-Pacific summit in Indonesia. The budget crisis in Washington is distracting from other trade initiatives as well, analysts say.
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Family Of Man Who Set Himself On Fire Says Act Wasn't Political

Police have identified John Constantino, 64, of Mount Laurel, N.J., as the man who died after setting himself on fire on the National Mall last week. His family says Constantino had struggled with mental illness.
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Senate Democrats Could Set Up Test Vote On Debt Ceiling

There are signs that a measure to raise the limit on government spending could be introduced as early as Tuesday.
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NFL Jaguars, Broncos Have Interesting Point Spread

If you bet on the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend, your team could be crushed and you could still win. The Jaguars are 0-5. They play Peyton Manning's undefeated Denver Broncos. The Broncos are 28 point favorites: the biggest point spread in NFL history. The Jaguars could lose by 27 and you'd still win your bet.
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Tuesday Morning Political Mix

Large foreign holders of U.S. debt warn Congress and President Obama to get their acts together... White House and Senate Democrats' unified message momentarily appeared less so... Senate Democrats are moving ahead with debt-ceiling legislation that Republicans may filibuster.
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No Bones About It, Shutdown Traps T. Rex In Storage Facility

A tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, one of the most complete in existence, was to head to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum this week. But with the museum closed because of the partial government shutdown, the T. rex will stay in Montana until spring.
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Democrats Focus Government Shutdown Blame On Boehner

For days, House Speaker John Boehner has said all he wants is for President Obama to talk to him, to negotiate, to compromise. But Senate Democrats say they did talk, they did negotiate, they did compromise — and all it got them was Boehner reneging on a deal when his Tea Party caucus wouldn't accept it. Those bad feelings are hurting chances for a new agreement.

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