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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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  • Obama aims to show solidarity with Baltics

    President Barack Obama will stand shoulder to shoulder with Baltic leaders Wednesday in a show of solidarity with NATO allies who fear they could be the next target of Russian aggression.

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U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Estonia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet, left, and Estonia's Chief of Protocol Toomas Kahur, center, as he arrives in Tallinn, Estonia, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, for a one day visit where he will meet with Baltic State leaders before heading to the NATO Summit in Wales.

    At NATO, goal is to curb Russia but not provoke it

    The heady "we won the Cold War" days are over. When President Obama and other NATO leaders assemble here Thursday for a key summit meeting, their No. 1 goal will be an old and familiar one: protecting vulnerable alliance members from Russia, without goading the Kremlin into military action.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, balloons are released into the air during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of China's victory over Japan at the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, in Beijing Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. China commemorated Japan’s World War II surrender as part of Beijing’s campaign to remind the world of Tokyo’s historical aggression amid worsening relations between the two countries. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Wang Ye) NO SALES

    China's top leaders remember victory over Japan

    President Xi Jinping tended to huge bouquets and gunners fired salutes Wednesday as China commemorated Japan's World War II surrender in a campaign to remind the world of Tokyo's historical aggression amid tense ties between the countries.

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