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    WASHINGTON (AP) - A large chunk of the furloughed federal work force is headed back to the Pentagon, and those who remain at home or are working without paychecks are a step closer to getting back pay once the partial government shutdown ends.
    LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) - Authorities say divers have recovered another 16 bodies from a fiery shipwreck of a fishing boat packed with 500 migrants from Eritrea.
    BEIRUT (AP) - International inspectors began destroying Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons and the machinery used to create it, a United Nations official said Sunday, racing under a tight deadline aiming to eliminate President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons program within nine months.