News on a salmonella outbreak, the debt ceiling and the boy who snuck on a Vegas flight.
News to know
Government officials said today that the recent salmonella outbreak includes strains that resist antibiotics. The outbreak, linked to Foster Farms chicken, hospitalizes people at a rate of 42 percent, though no one has died because of the salmonella. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - which has had to furlough workers because of the government shutdown - brought back workers to investigate the outbreak.
Quote of note
"Let's lift these threats from our families and our businesses and let's get down to work." - President Barack Obama, speaking today on the government shutdown and on the debt ceiling crisis. Obama and Republicans traded barbs all day, blaming each other for the problems.
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Details emerge about 9-year-old boy who snuck on flight to Las Vegas.
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