The nation in brief

Posted: February 8, 2014 at 2:06 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It would be a mistake to wait until the last possible minute to act.” Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner urging Congress to act soon to increase the U.S. debt limit, a suspension of which expired Friday

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