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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum, on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama signs bill keeping government open

- The Washington Times

President Obama signed legislation Friday afternoon to keep the federal government operating through Dec. 11, including a $500 million provision to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State terrorist group.

Vice President Joe Biden gestures during a speech to mark the 40th anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Perpetual second fiddle Joe Biden praying for a Hillary screw-up

- The Washington Times

Joseph R. Biden’s 2016 presidential ambitions already look like they have been swallowed whole by the Hillary Rodham Clinton juggernaut, but political analysts say the vice president still has a narrow path to victory — one that depends on either out-politicking the former first lady in crucial states such as Iowa or praying she makes a grave mistake.

In this Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 photo, former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland arrives at federal court in New Haven, Conn. A jury convicted Rowland Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 on all charges that he conspired to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business deals. It is the second felony conviction for Rowland, who resigned as governor a decade ago in a scandal over illegal gifts he received while in office. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

- Associated Press

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.

President Barack Obama gestures during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama urges men to help prevent sexual assault on campuses

- The Washington Times

President Obama called Friday for a “fundamental shift in our culture” to prevent sexual assaults on college campuses, and made an veiled reference to the domestic abuse scandal in the NFL as example that more work needs to be done.

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81 immigrants arrested in New England

Associated Press

Federal immigration officials say a four-day enforcement operation in New England has ended with the arrest of 81 immigrants, including those convicted of crimes, fugitives and those accused of other immigration violations.

Newly appointed Archbishop of Chicago, Archbishop Blase Cupich speaks to the media after it was announced that he would replace Cardinal Francis George, retiring leader of the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese during a news conference in Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Chicago Croatians 'ecstatic' about next archbishop

- Associated Press

The Croatian heritage of the next archbishop of Chicago - and his fondness for traditional delicacies such as sarma (cabbage rolls) and povitica (walnut pastry) - brought delight to the city's Croatian community Saturday.

Iowa group builds support for immigrant children

- Associated Press

The issue of unaccompanied immigrant children entering the U.S. has faded from the headlines, but an Iowa group is continuing to seek pledges from people willing to house and offer care to kids while their residency questions are resolved.

GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race

- Associated Press

Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby burst onto the political scene with a splash last year.

National gun association buys ads against Malloy

- Associated Press

The gun industry's national trade association is purchasing political advertising aimed at defeating Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Democratic incumbent who signed wide-ranging gun control legislation last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings.

Castro: Hispanics key to US housing sector future

- Associated Press

The nation's housing secretary says a booming Hispanic population will drive the future of America's residential real estate market and predicts that a major overhaul of federal immigration laws would create a further boon to home sales across the country.

Utah lawyer guilty of alien smuggling, visa fraud

Associated Press

A Salt Lake City attorney has been sentenced to more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring with a former Border Patrol agent and others to smuggle foreign workers into the United States.

NYC frozen ice maker killed by falling metal gate

Associated Press

A Honduran immigrant who for more than 40 years sold popular flavored ices in the South Bronx has died after being crushed when he slipped below his descending metal security gate.

Northup endorses Comer for governor in Louisville

- Associated Press

Former Republican Congresswoman Anne Northup endorsed James Comer for governor on Friday in an attempt to solidify his support in the state's largest city.

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2013, file photo, Gov. Peter Shumlin addresses a forum for small business owners looking at the launch of the Vermont Health Connect Health Insurance Exchange in Montpelier, Vt. While much of the nation works to implement the health insurance exchanges under the federal health overhaul law, Vermont does that and also keeps its eye on a bigger goal, one that more fully embraces government-funded health care. Shumlin is continuing to vow to make Vermont a place where "health care is a right and not a privilege." (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Security fix need led to health site shutdown

Associated Press

Vermont's top health care reform official says the state's health insurance website was taken down temporarily because security upgrades did not keep pace with a schedule agreed to with federal officials.