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Keith Saunders, left, a certified Cover California insurance agent, explains a health insurance plan to Mark Tammes at a registration site hosted by Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) ** FILE **

Republicans gleefully mark one-year anniversary of failed Obamacare rollout

- The Washington Times

Republican operatives marked the one-year anniversary of Obamacare’s failed tech rollout Wednesday by highlighting another early stumble — the promise that everyone could keep their health plans, even though the overhaul’s new coverage standards resulted in cancellation notices for thousands of people in states with key Senate match-ups this fall.

President Barack Obama pauses during a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Washington. The signing of a security deal allowing U.S. forces to stay in Afghanistan aims to keep the country from slipping into the kind of chaos that followed the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq. Critics accuse President Barack Obama of putting the political goal of ending the Iraq war ahead of efforts to sign a similar pact there.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama rode elevator with armed man: reports

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports.

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies Sept. 30 before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill about the recent White House perimeter breach in which an armed man made it inside. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Six fence-jumpers breached White House this year; 16 in past five years

- The Washington Times

Six people have jumped the fence at the White House this year alone, and 16 have jumped the fence over the past five years, Secret Service Director Julia A. Pierson told Congress on Tuesday as she tried to explain how an intruder managed to cross the lawn and get into the president’s iconic residence.

Local workers look on as  a team or U.S. Navy engineers prepares the ground for  a 25-beds medical facility they are building next to the airport in Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday Sept. 27, 2014. Six months into the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak, and the first to happen in an unprepared West Africa, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is desperately needed is huge. Even as countries try to marshal more resources to close the gap, those needs threaten to become much greater, and possibly even insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Ebola mission not worthy of troops’ sacrifices

The world’s supply of experimental Ebola drug runs dry just as U.S. troops are deployed to West Africa by a commander-in-chief who has never appeared to have much use for the military as an actual military force. He has deployed them there to fight, in all seriousness, the Ebola virus.

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FILE -- In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, Richard Martinez, right, whose son, Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez was killed in a shooting spree in Isle Vista last May, hugs State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, as Bob Weiss, whose daughter Veronika, whose daughter was also killed in the same shooting spree, hugs, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, after the bill they carried, that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat was approved by the Senate in Sacramento, Calif. Gov Jerry Brown signed the measure, AB1014, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, that will allow law enforcement and immediate family members to seek are restraining order removing fire arms for 21 days. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,file)

California gun restraining order may deter suicide

- Associated Press

California's first-in-the-nation gun restraining order legislation was born out of a college-town rampage that left six people dead at the hands of a killer whose family felt helpless to stop him.

FILE - In this March 26, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building in San Francisco. A grand jury says Yee took bribes in exchange for votes in favor of several legislative bills, including one on medical marijuana. Despite a series of political scandals that marred the state Senate this year, Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed key ethics bills seeking to place new restrictions on gift giving and campaign spending.(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

California governor vetoes ethics bills

- Associated Press

Despite a series of political scandals that marred the California state Senate this year, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had vetoed key ethics bills seeking to place new restrictions on gift giving and campaign spending.

Ore. rally in support of immigrant draws hundreds

Associated Press

An interfaith service in support of an immigrant activist who has taken refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation drew hundreds of people to Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland.

Fugitive Afghan officers fear death at home

Associated Press

The three Afghanistan National Army officers who disappeared during a training exercise on Cape Cod before being caught trying to cross into Canada in Niagara Falls, New York, fear they will be killed if sent home.

Police trying to ID 7 to 11 people in crashed SUV

Associated Press

State police were trying to determine the identities and citizenship status of between seven and 11 Hispanic individuals whose vehicle was allegedly hit by an intoxicated driver on a southwestern Pennsylvania highway.

Group hails anniversary of Md. gun control law

Associated Press

Two groups favoring restrictions on firearms are celebrating the first anniversary of Maryland's implementation of one of the nation's strictest gun-control laws.

Court gives Scott an Oct. deadline in mayor case

Associated Press

The Florida Supreme Court has given Gov. Rick Scott a mid-October deadline to explain why he won't lift the suspension of a South Florida mayor acquitted of federal corruption charges.