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September 18th, 2013
07:56 PM ET

GOP Obamacare stance may cause shutdown

A House Republican bill to fund the government and avoid a government shutdown includes one hurdle– it defunds Obamacare. The White House and Senate Democrats say it's a nonstarter. CNN's Dana Bash reports on where things stand in the negotiations.


Filed under: Congress • Dana Bash • Government shutdown • Obamacare
September 18th, 2013
07:25 PM ET

Odd markings on Navy Yard shooter's gun

Investigators say markings were found on Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis's gun, and there are new details about his health. CNN's Joe Johns reports.


Filed under: Guns • Joe Johns • Navy Yard Shooting
September 18th, 2013
07:15 PM ET

Obama under pressure as shutdown looms

The crisis in Syria, a looming government shutdown, an economic recovery still considered anemic–President Obama has been taking a lot of heat recently. Nine months into his second term, his domestic agenda appears to be in trouble. CNN's Athena Jones reports on the escalating battle between the White House and House Republicans.


Filed under: Athena Jones • Barack Obama • Congress • GOP
September 18th, 2013
07:05 PM ET

Moments of heroism amidst hell

It was a day of chaos and tragedy, but in the midst of Monday's Navy Yard shooting, there were moments of heroism as well. Navy Yard employees, including one man who led a blind co-worker out of the building, share with CNN's Chris Lawrence how they survived the chaos.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Navy Yard Shooting