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Sandcastle contest washed away by shutdown

An annual San Francisco sandcastle contest for elementary school children has been indefinitely scrapped this year because of the government shutdown. Published October 9, 2013

In this Oct. 8, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama pauses as he talks about the the budget and the partial government shutdown in the Brady Press Room of the White House in Washington. A new poll says Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown. The Associated Press-GfK survey finds plenty of disdain to go around as people size up the federal impasse. Most now disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job. And Congress’ approval rating is a perilous 5 percent.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Big glitch: Obamacare site must reset passwords on registrants

Americans who took time to register for Obamacare at have been given a tough pill to swallow: Phone support has told individuals that passwords are being reset to fix many of the login problems and "glitches" that President Obama has acknowledged. Published October 9, 2013

** FILE ** Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responds to a question during a news conference at the Millennium Hotel in midtown Manhattan, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Iran hacks Navy site as Obama negotiates with Tehran

Iran has reportedly stepped up cyberattacks on the U.S. military. The news comes at a time when President Obama and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani communicated by phone call Friday for the first time since the Carter administration. Published September 28, 2013

Atheists launch PAC backing nonreligious candidates

A political action committee specifically geared towards filling the halls of Congress with atheists and agnostics and those friendly to their cause was launched Wednesday in Washington. Published September 19, 2013