Making headlines this week

A look at some of this week's biggest headlines and the newsmakers you may have missed.


Here they come again: Broader health care debate for 2016

After seven years of wrangling over what's now known as "Obamacare," you might think people would be tired of big ideas for revamping the country's health care system.


Oregon sheriff won’t ‘glorify’ mass killing by naming gunman

A day after the shooting at Umpqua Community College, residents of the quiet timber town are struggling to comprehend the deadliest mass killing this year in the U.S.


Volkswagen emission scandal investigation to take months

The automaker says it will take longer than expected to investigate its rigging of vehicle emissions tests, raising the prospect of months of uncertainty for customers, shareholders, and staff.


Millions of T-Mobile customers exposed in Experian breach

Experian, the world's biggest consumer credit monitoring firm, announced a massive data breach that exposed the personal data of 15 million people.


Hurricane pounds Bahamas, unlikely to be big threat to East Coast

A westerly shift in the forecast track of Joaquin spared the Carolinas, New York and New Jersey, where Sandy killed more than 120 people and caused $70 billion of property damage in October 2012.


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Dozens killed, wounded in Oregon community college shooting

A gunman opened fire on Thursday at a community college in Oregon, killing 13 people and wounding some 20 others, in the latest mass killing to rock a U.S. school.


Hurricane Joaquin strengthens but U.S. landfall not certain

Hurricane Joaquin is gathering strength as it moves over the Bahamas and officials on the East Coast are gearing up for possible landfall, three years after Superstorm Sandy devastated New York and New Jersey.


Oregon becomes third state to allow recreational marijuana sales

The sale of marijuana for recreational use began in Oregon on Thursday as it joined Washington state and Colorado in allowing the sale of a drug that remains illegal under U.S. federal law.


Normal ties between Iran and U.S. unlikely despite nuclear deal

Iran is unlikely to normalize relations with the United States despite a landmark nuclear deal reached with America and other major powers and the first handshake between a U.S. president and a high-ranking Iranian official in more than 30 years.


Congress averts government shutdown, Obama signs funding measure

Ending weeks of infighting, the U.S. Congress on Wednesday voted to avert a government shutdown just hours before a midnight deadline, passing a stop-gap measure to extend funding for federal agencies until Dec. 11.


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Senate passes bill to avert government shutdown; House to follow

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation to avert a government shutdown, sending the measure to the House of Representatives just hours before funding for federal agencies runs out at midnight.


House Republicans to hold leadership elections Oct. 8

Republicans will choose their candidate for John Boehner's replacement as well as their choices for other party positions.


Troops from U.S.-led mission fight Taliban near Afghan city

Special forces from the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan battled insurgents near the northern city of Kunduz that was captured by the Taliban this week.


New U.S. sanctions illustrate sprawling Islamic State network

The U.S. government is imposing sanctions against 25 people and five groups around the world connected to the Islamic State.


Pentagon: U.S. needs to beef up ability to deter cyber attacks

The U.S. military needs to improve its ability to deter attacks on its computer networks, top intelligence officials say.


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Boehner: House could consider debt limit as well as stopgap spending

As Congress moves toward passing a short-term funding bill to avert government shutdowns this week, House Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility of tackling major fiscal measures in October.

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