The nation in brief
Posted: October 5, 2013 at 6:22 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “This isn’t some damn game.The American people don’t want their government shut down, and neither do I.” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, responding to a news report quoting an unidentified White House official as saying Democrats are “winning” the debate over a spending measure Article, 1A Man sets himself on fire at National Mall WASHINGTON — A man who poured a can of gasoline on his head and set himself on fire on the National Mall in the nation’s capital was airlifted to the hospital, police and fire officials said Friday afternoon.
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