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Unemployment Benefits Expire; Obama Pushes For ExtensionPresident Barack Obama said he wants Congress to act quickly to reinstate and extend federal unemployment benefits that officially expired Saturday.
Federal Unemployment Benefits To End For Some SaturdayCongress failed to include a renewal of unemployment benefits for people who have been out of work for more than six months in the budget it passed before the holiday break.
Kennedy Center Honors Promises Major Music MomentsThis year's Kennedy Center Honors will showcase some of the biggest names in entertainment and promises some major music moments.
AP: American Abducted In Iran Was Working For CIAFor years, the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on private business. But an AP investigation reveals that was not the case.
Government Shutdown Would Have Major Effect On New YorkThe countdown to a government shutdown is on, with the deadline just 25 hours away.
Obama: Possibility Of Strike Against Syria Remains An OptionFrom Capitol Hill to the United Nations, a flurry of talks has erupted around a possible diplomatic solution in Syria.
NYPD Keeping Eye On Situation In Syria As Jewish High Holidays NearPolice Commissioner Ray Kelly said the NYPD continues to be alert and vigilant and added there are no specific threats against the city as a result of the situation in Syria.
Ricin Is Found In Letter Sent To President Obama, 1 ArrestedThe Secret Service said the second letter was addressed to President Obama. This comes a day after a similar letter was sent to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.
Fiscal Cliff Averted, But Critical Issues Still RemainAfter months of debating and back room deals, Congress passed a bill late Tuesday night which will keep the country from falling off the fiscal cliff.
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