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Ten Things You Need to Know Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. GRIDLOCKED GOVERNMENT GRINDS TO A HALT

The Senate and House reject each other's budget plans, leading to the first government shutdown in 17 years.

2. DEFENSE, OTHER WORKERS FACE FURLOUGHS

U.S. troops will stay on duty despite the shutdown, but thousands of civilians who work for the Defense Department, along with other federal employees, may be sent home.

3. ROLLOUT OF OBAMACARE BEGINS

Online insurance marketplaces – where millions of Americans will be able to shop for the first time – are getting up and running.

4. WHO'S URGING US TO KEEP PRESSURE ON IRAN

Netanyahu implores Obama to maintain economic sanctions against Tehran – and stiffen the penalties if Iran advances its nuclear programs.

5. VEIL PULLED BACK ON VATICAN BANK

An annual financial report – made public for the first time as the Vatican aims for greater openness – shows the bank's earnings rose four-fold in 2012 to more than $116 million.

6. WHERE INSULT FOLLOWED INJURY

Shop owners at the Westgate Mall returned after last week's terror attack to find valuables stolen, with poorly paid Kenyan security forces the suspects.

7. NEW PROCEDURE HELPS INFERTILE WOMAN GIVE BIRTH

The experimental technique gives scientists hope they can help other women who have trouble getting pregnant.

8. HOW THE WORLD'S POPULATION IS AGING

By 2050, seniors over 60 will outnumber children under 15. And most countries are unprepared to support the growing elderly population, a study finds.

9. LESSONS FROM BEST-LOVED CHEMISTRY TEACHER ON TV

AP Television Writer Frazier Moore reviews the wisdom dispensed on "Breaking Bad" – especially for anyone who ever might need to dispose of a body.

10. TAMPA BAY ADVANCES TO AL PLAYOFFS

Evan Longoria rips a two-run homer and a double to help lead the Rays over Texas 5-2 in a wild-card tiebreaker game.

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The Geibs October 01 2013 at 9:20 AM

I agree that pregnancy should be a private experience between a husband and wife. The "Me" generation seems to think that no one ever was pregnant before them, so they have to show off their bellies like we don't know what it looks like to be pregnant. Look at me! Look at me! Who cares!

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grandma2 October 01 2013 at 9:56 AM

Any extreme behavior is questionable. Good taste in dress is always the best way to go. Moderation, as my great grandmother always said.

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grandma2 October 01 2013 at 9:53 AM

Remember Election day Who really cares for the people of this country. Rich can get best care. All need health care..

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hoofy53 October 01 2013 at 8:32 AM

With the way the country is heading today I don't know that I would feel right bringing a child into the world !! Years of an expensive college education just to end up working for the state road or a fast food joint , over 16 trillion dollars in debt that our current administration doesn't even want to acknowledge and the price of a gallon of gasoline causing all items that need to be shipped to rise including food , durable goods and even our personal mail and packages just to mention a few problems we have today !! But Hey, if this media tells us everything is fine lets just smile and enjoy the ride , as short as it may be !!

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cwidow113 October 01 2013 at 9:05 AM

since whendo you decide the ten things people need to know today, now your decision each individual's, aol is at it again, making assumptions thinking everybody needs to know something, grow up please

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gary65l cwidow113 October 01 2013 at 11:15 AM

Good candidates for congress. As they never know anything or ask either.

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Jerry Bear October 01 2013 at 9:07 AM

We need a whole new crew in Washington. Remember all this gov't foolishness come ELECTION time. Throw the rascals out!

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grandma2 October 01 2013 at 9:50 AM

Where is the people's say in goverment??? Look at who you vote for and remember this childish behavior of your representative. They have great health care for free....FOR LIFE We pay for it . Do away with their bene and see how many with pre- existing conditions would change their song

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mamoseley3 October 01 2013 at 7:03 AM

Wit all the chaos going on in the country, we DON'T need to see the big fat belly of a pregnant woman plastered all over the Internet. What is wrong with you people? That is SUPPOSED to be a private experience between a husband and wife -- NOT something to be splashed all over the news!

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sgarza9913 October 01 2013 at 8:01 AM

Even if it were your fat belly, I would think it was beautiful. Seeing images like that, make me feel like there is hope in this world for all of us to have a better place to live in peace... makes me think of the first Christmas, mother and child and love.

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gary65l sgarza9913 October 01 2013 at 11:16 AM

The world is doomed, get over it!

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The Geibs sgarza9913 October 01 2013 at 11:26 AM

There will never be peace on earth, only in heaven! I feel sorry for the young children and what they will face growing up in this world. It is only going to get worse. The Bible says so.

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Lovely Lori October 01 2013 at 7:16 AM

Cover it up, not pretty..........

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mrtrailer9 Lovely Lori October 01 2013 at 8:31 AM

Amen !!

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