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White House: 7.3M Americans have paid Obamacare premiums

More than 7 million people are up to date on their monthly premiums for private health plans under the health care law.

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Americans’ net worth, debt rising

The net worth of Americans hit a record high, while household debt also rose at its fastest pace since 2007.

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California wildfires threaten thousands of homes

Fire crews in the rugged Sierra Nevada region battled against a blaze that has displaced hundreds of residents.

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ISIS planned beheading of random person in Australia

Hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation after Australian officials uncovered a plot to behead a member of the public in Australia.

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House votes to arm Syrian rebels; Senate next

The U.S. House approved Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels - now it's the Senate's turn.

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White House proposes new energy efficiency rules

The latest efforts include standards for commercial air conditioning units that could slash energy use.

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Obama vows not to fight another ground war in Iraq

Support for ISIS increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages, senior officials say.

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N.Y. man charged with trying to help Islamic State

A 30-year-old man has been charged with trying to provide material support to the militant group and attempting to murder U.S. soldiers.

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Islamic State campaign test Obama’s commitment to allies

While Americans support the campaign of airstrikes against militants, they have a low appetite for a long campaign against the group.

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Children’s respiratory illness spreads to more states

A serious illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states and it's predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks.

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Lawmakers want antibiotics out of chicken

Lawmakers want to rein in antibiotic use in livestock.

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UPS hiring 95K temp workers for holiday season

UPS is almost doubling the number of seasonal employees for this year's holiday shopping season.

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Obama to deploy troops as Ebola crisis worsens

The U.S. announced a ramped-up plan to help tackle the Ebola outbreak, including a major deployment in Liberia.

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FCC sees record feedback on ‘net neutrality’

The FCC has received a record number of comments from consumers and lawmakers on proposed new Internet traffic rules.

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115K could lose Obamacare insurance over immigration

People in 36 states could lose their health insurance under Obamacare, because of problems involving citizenship.

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Lawmakers push ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebels

Lawmakers began debating legislation to arm and train rebels who oppose both ISIS militants and Syria's government.

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GM offers compensation for 19 deaths related to ignition switch

General Motors will pay compensation for 19 deaths, more than the 13 the automaker previously admitted were caused by the recalled part.

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Apple receives record orders for new iPhone

Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply.

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U.S. to help train people to spot potential violent extremists

The U.S. government launched a program to stop radicalized young people joining extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq.

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Minimum-wage hike finds hope in the heartland

The push to raise the minimum wage has largely found success in liberal-leaning states, but could make headway in the conservative heartland.

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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 2

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A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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NL Wild Card: Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner waits his turn in the batting cage at PNC Park in Pittsburgh during a team workout Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Bumgarner gets the start against Pittsburgh Pirates' Edinson Volquez in Wednesday night's National League wild card baseball game in Pittsburgh.

The San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.

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Dunn retires following a 14 year career

Oakland Athletics' Adam Dunn leans against the batting cage before the start of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

Following the Athletics loss to the Kansas City Royals in the A.L. Wildcard game, Adam Dunn told ESPN that he has played his final game.

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Report: Paul Molitor, Twins set to meet

Minnesota Twins coach Paul Molitor is seen in the dugout during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Molitor has never managed in the majors or minor leagues but has extensive coaching experience since leaving baseball as a player.

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Brady tries to keep even keel during slow start

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up on the sideline during the third quarter of an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass.

Tom Brady tries not to get too high when things are going well or too low when they're not.

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