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In This Business, Scaredy Cats Need Not Apply

Preferred skills include chainsaw experience, convincing zombie impersonation and bloodcurdling screaming on command. Halloween means haunted house are hiring — extra points given to those with frightening resumes.
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San Diego Air Show Grounded By Shutdown

This weekend, the Miramar Air Show in San Diego was cancelled due to the federal government shutdown. The show is a boon to the region's economy, drawing nearly half a million people.
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It's Time To Rediscover The IUD, Women's Health Advocates Say

Intrauterine devices are more than 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy — and they work for years. But misnomers about side effects and high initial costs have kept many women in the U.S. from using them. Health organizations and private companies are looking for ways to change that.
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U.S. Captures Al-Qaida Leader After Raids In Libya And Somalia

Special forces captured an al-Qaida leader in Libya, and a Navy SEAL team struck at a leader of al-Shabab in Somalia. Libya's government is asking the U.S. for an explanation of what it deems a "kidnapping."
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Reports: U.S. Captures Al-Qaida Leader In Libya Raid

An al-Qaida leader indicted in the United States for coordinated 1998 attacks on two U.S. embassies in East Africa was captured on Saturday in a daytime military raid in Libya, according to several published and broadcast reports.
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U.S. Shutdown May Be Driving Traffic To 'Sugar Daddy' Sites

Since the shutdown began, a dating site that pairs women with sugar daddies says it's had a 50 percent jump in new daily members. There's no way to know for sure that the shutdown is responsible, but SeekingArrangment.com says it's unusual for its business to surge at this time of year.
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Angola 3 Inmate Tastes Brief, 'Bittersweet' Freedom

Herman Wallace was released from prison in Louisiana on Tuesday after more than 40 years in solitary confinement. A judge overturned his conviction on the grounds that Wallace had been denied a fair trial. Wallace died just three days later.
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150 Years After Battle Of Gettysburg, Shutdown Hindering History Tours

As the federal government shutdown continues, national parks across the country remain closed to visitors. That includes the famous Gettysburg battlefield in Pennsylvania. But this year is the 150th anniversary of the battle that many historians consider the turning point of the Civil War. And Gettysburg is fighting to keep some of the crowds coming, even without federal funds.
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Behind JPMorgan's Potentially Massive Settlement With Feds

JPMorgan Chase could be facing the largest bank fine in U.S. history, an $11 billion settlement related to allegations of mortgage abuse during the housing crisis. Heidi Moore, U.S. finance and economics editor at the Guardian, explains what led to the negotiation between federal bank regulators and one of the world's largest financial institutions.
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Developers At Indie Game Festival Looking For Big Break

The IndieCade Festival going on this weekend outside Los Angeles is known as the "Sundance" of the video game world. For independent game developers, it's a chance to showcase their work and meet with scouts from the industry's biggest names with dreams of becoming the next Grand Theft Auto.

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