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Around the World
Chemical weapons inspectors say they can meet tough deadline in Syria - Washington Post
The inspectors charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons said Wednesday that security will be a challenge in their work but that they still thought it was possible to meet a Nov. 1 deadline to eliminate the country's ability to produce the banned arms.
US freezing hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Egpyt - Jerusalem Post
The US has decided to alter its military aid to Egypt, the State Department said on Wednesday, after Sunday's clashes in the Arab world's most populous nation resulted in the deaths of 57 people.
Egypt's Mohammed Morsi to stand trial in November - BBC
Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi is to go on trial on 4 November on charges of inciting murder and violence, state media report.
As U.S. approaches debt ceiling, fears of global recession increase - Washington Post
For global leaders, the political crisis that has shut down Washington represents the most vexing kind of problem, one that they have virtually no means to stem but that could soon wreak economic havoc on their own shores.
WSJ report: Iran to offer to halt 20% enrichment, close Qom - Jerusalem Post
Iran will reportedly offer to stop enriching uranium to levels of 20% purity in upcoming talks with world powers in Geneva, as well as offer to open the country's nuclear facilities to more intrusive international inspections, The Wall Street Journal cited officials as saying on Tuesday.
IDF strikes Syrian target in response to shelling - Times of Israel
The IDF fired a Tammuz missile Wednesday at a Syrian target across the northern border, in response to mortar shells from Syrian territory landing near an army position in the Golan Heights and injuring two soldiers.
Lapid: Palestinians don't need to recognize Israel as Jewish state - Israel Hayom
In an interview with Charlie Rose on Bloomberg Television on Tuesday, Finance Minister Yair Lapid said that he did not agree with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's demand for Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.
PLO official: Palestinians 'seriously considering' to declare failure of peace talks - Jerusalem Post
The Palestinians are seriously considering declaring the failure of the peace talks with Israel, a senior PLO official said Wednesday.
Inside the United States
California's Brown Signs Bill Permitting Non-Physician Abortions - Breitbart
Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed AB 154 on Wednesday, legalizing non-physician abortions in the state.
Public approval of Congress plummets to 5 percent as shutdown drags on - Washington Examiner
With the government shutdown dragging on and the debt limit looming, there is not much love for Congress among Americans.
Almost 34,000 Government Workers Apply for Unemployment - Washington Free Beacon
Nearly 34,000 federal workers applied for unemployment benefits in the first week of the shutdown, according to government agencies.
Sunday Assembly: A Godless Service Coming to a 'Church' Near You - ABC News
Sanderson Jones, who grew up in a religious British family, described the death of his mother when he was only 10 and his subsequent loss of faith as a "cataclysmic catastrophic event." So today, Sanderson, an atheist and stand-up comedian known for selling his show tickets by hand, leads the Sunday Assembly, a community of godless congregants that began in London and is now being exported to the United States.
U.S. Treasury, Fed planning for possible default - Reuters
U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve officials worried about the growing possibility of a catastrophic default are crafting contingency plans to mitigate the economic fallout if Congress fails to extend America's borrowing authority, a source familiar with the plans said.
Obama nominates Janet Yellen to lead US Federal Reserve - CNBC
President Obama nominated Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen to replace Ben Bernanke as the chairman of the U.S. central bank.
Congress, White House all over the map on fiscal crisis solution - Fox News
If actions speak louder than words, then the rhetoric coming from Washington is making it harder to believe lawmakers can act on anything that might end the ongoing fiscal crisis -- or even point themselves in the same direction.
White House, IRS exchanged confidential taxpayer info - Daily Caller
Top Internal Revenue Service Obamacare official Sarah Hall Ingram discussed confidential taxpayer information with senior Obama White House officials, according to 2012 emails obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and provided to The Daily Caller.
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