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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is bringing back to work at least 90 percent of the estimated 350,000 defense civilian employees who were furloughed in the partial government shutdown. The move takes a big bite out of the impact of the political impasse in Washington that has left the government without a budget.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill to give 800,000 furloughed federal workers retroactive pay once the government reopens.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he doesn't expect Congress to breach the deadline to increase the nation's borrowing limit.
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States believes Iran is a year or a more away from being able to produce a nuclear weapon, President Barack Obama said in an interview released on Saturday by the Associated Press, describing the estimate as "conservative."