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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a statement announcing the recall of "most DoD civilians" who were put on furlough by the government shutdown.

Pentagon recalls 'most' furloughed civilian workers

The plan will bring hundreds of thousands of workers back to work next week. It comes hours after the House passed a bill approving back pay for 800,000 federal workers.
A sugar daddy dating website says nearly 14,000 women have joined since Sept. 29, as the federal government prepared to shut down.

Government 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.

About 2,000 march in Hollywood immigration rally

Thousands of immigrants and supporters are expected to march through Hollywood on Saturday as part of an effort taking place across the nation pushing for immigration reform.
Helicopters, bulldozers and ground crews from multiple agencies rushed to a brush fire that erupted next to the 5 Freeway Saturday.
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The National Weather Service is calling this weekend's forecast the highest wildfire threat we have seen in five years.
President Obama told The Associated Press Friday that the House has enough votes to end the federal government shutdown.

Obama: Government shutdown could be over by now

"There are enough votes in the House of Representatives to make sure that the government reopens today," President Obama told The Associated Press.
Police investigate the scene after a man set himself ablaze on the National Mall's lawn Friday afternoon in Washington, DC. The man did not survive his injuries, according to reports.

Man who set fire to himself on National Mall reportedly dies

The man who set himself on fire on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Friday has died of his injuries, according to a police spokesman.
Furloughed federal workers demonstrate in Washington earlier this week. Hundreds of thousands of government employees can't work as long as the House of Representatives and Senate remain gridlocked.

House passes bill allowing back pay for furloughed workers

Federal workers furloughed by the shutdown will receive back pay once they return to work, if a bill passed by the House of Representatives Saturday meets Senate approval.
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Brown signs 'Trust Act' and other immigration legislation

“While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s forging ahead,” Gov. Jerry Brown said in a statement. “I’m not waiting.”
Officers on Capitol Hill look at a car following Thursday's shooting, which left Miriam Carey, 34, dead. "We're still very confused as a family why she's not still alive," Carey's sister says.

Family questions shooting death of woman at US Capitol

The death of Miriam Carey, killed by police after leading a car chase from the White House to the Capitol, is prompting questions from her family about whether she deserved to die.
A seagull walks on the edge of the reflecting pool near the Capitol on Friday.

Government shutdown: What furlough? GOP staffs still working

Even as hundreds of thousands of federal workers stay home without pay, some members of Congress have kept most or all of their own staffs working.

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Xuan Hieu (L), 78, a Dien Bien Phu veter
The North Vietnamese general was regarded as a skilled military leader who defeated the U.S. and the French. But he's not remembered fondly in Southern California's Vietnamese refugee community.

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