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Despite the government shutdown, tens of thousands of people are expected at Washington, D.C.'s National Mall today to push for immigration reform. The "Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform" includes a concert and speeches. Businesses are also pressing immigration changes behind the scenes.

278 salmonella cases in 18 states probably originated in California at Foster Farms, reports John Holland for The Modesto Bee. "Foster Farms said the shutdown has not affected the USDA food safety inspectors who work at its plants," writes Holland. But the CDC warned Wired about the public health perils of a shutdown.

Thousands of adults have been injured and hundreds have died after being trapped in bedside safety rails. Lindsay Wise analyzes the data and explains what the government is -- and is not -- doing about the danger.

Frontline's documentary on the NFL and concussions debuts tonight. "League of Denial" exposes the extent of brain injuries among football players and whether they were covered up.

Higgs boson scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics this morning for their work on subatomic origins.

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U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad arrives for a ceremony where she will receive Cuba's The Order of Sporting Merit medal in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Nyad is the first swimmer to swim the crossing between Cuba and Florida without flippers or a shark cage for protection. Nyad made four previous attempts; first in 1978, and three times in 2011 and 2012.

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    One year after becoming the first person confirmed to have swum from Havana to Key West, Florida without a shark cage, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad was back in Cuba to receive that country's Order of Sporting Merit award.

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    Bolivian police say eight foreign tourists are among the 10 people killed when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salar de Uyuni salt flats ran off the highway and crashed.

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