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WASHINGTON â¿¿ Republicans pulling on the budget thread can't neatly unravel President Barack Obama's health care law. A partial government shutdown next week would leave the major parts of the law in place and rolling along, and health care markets for the uninsured would open as scheduled on Tuesday. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar.
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GLOBAL MALL SECURITY
Some malls around the world have been scrambling to add security guards to look for suspicious people following a deadly attack on a shopping center in Nairobi over the weekend. But for other malls, it's been business as usual. The mixed reactions by malls across the globe isn't unusual in an industry whose security efforts vary from unarmed guards in most shopping centers in the U.S., to metal detectors and bag searches in places like Israel, to main entrances that resemble airport security lines in India. By Anne D'Innocenzio.
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BRAZIL-END OF THE VW VAN
SAO PAULO â¿¿ It carried hippies through the 1960s, hauled surfers in search of killer waves during endless summers and serves as a workhorse across the developing world, but the long, strange trip of the Volkswagen van is ending. Brazil is the last place in the world still producing the iconic vehicle but VW says production will end Dec. 31. By Stan Lehman and Bradley Brooks.
Eds: Sent Monday for use anytime. 830 words.