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It's All Politics
6:14 pm
Sat July 30, 2011

Negotiations On Debt Crisis Run Aground, Again

Your plan is dead. No your plan is dead.

Those were the messages exchanged by the Senate and House over the past 24 hours, and the events of Saturday left the debt crisis no closer to resolution.

In fact, it appeared to be getting further away.

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U.S.
4:07 pm
Sat July 30, 2011

Convicted Suburban Mom Has City Planners Nervous

Raquel Nelson is a 30-year-old single mother from Cobb County, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. On top of dual roles of breadwinner and caregiver, Nelson is a student at Kennesaw State University. She uses public transportation to get from her suburban apartment to places like school, work and the store because she can't afford a car.

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Science
4:06 pm
Sat July 30, 2011

Autism Risks: Genes May Not Play Biggest Role

Up to now, genetics were thought to account for 90 percent of a child's risk for autism, but a new Stanford University School of Medicine study suggests environmental factors could play a much larger role than previously thought.

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Politics
1:42 pm
Sat July 30, 2011

Obama Faces Grumbling On The Left

Van Jones (right) of the American Dream Movement, points skyward during a sing-along in front of the Capitol to urge lawmakers to come to a fair deal on the budget on Thursday. At the microphone is Joel Silberman, also with the American Dream Movement.
Bill O'Leary The Washington Post/Getty Images

President Obama may have lost a direct hand in the debt-limit negotiations, but some of his liberal base is still seething at the concessions he was willing to make to Republicans — especially Social Security and Medicare cuts that may yet be in the offing.

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Politics
1:32 pm
Sat July 30, 2011

White House, GOP Leaders Try For Compromise

House Speaker John Boehner (right) consults with staff members before entering the House chamber on Saturday.
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

After weeks of intense partisanship, the White House and congressional leaders made a desperate, last-minute stab at compromise Saturday to avoid the government default threatened for early next week. "There is very little time," declared President Obama.

Obama met with top Democrats at the White House and spoke by phone with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

"We're now fully engaged, the speaker and I, with the one person in America out of 307 million who can sign a bill into law," McConnell said.

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