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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Virginia man is suing Starbucks Coffee Co after his 5-year-old daughter allegedly found a video camera in a Washington cafe bathroom pointed at the toilet.

In a packed, ornate room at a W Hotel in Manhattan, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told a group of conservative Jewish leaders on Tuesday that "help is on the way" for Israel.

Perry was speaking directly to what he deemed weak leadership on the part of President Obama on Israel, but the speech was a precursor to the UN General Assembly this week, in which the Palestinians may seek statehood recognition from the international body. Perry came out swinging against that notion, calling it a "gambit" and vowing that were he president, his foreign policy in the Middle East would be a stark contrast to the "naïve, arrogant, misguided and dangerous" one of the current administration.

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The more Republicans and Democrats insist they're not interested in another government shutdown fight, the more they show themselves to be fighting their impulses.

Now, two of the top Republicans in the House say the Senate has little choice but to pass their federal funding bill -- including its controversial disaster relief provision -- or risk a shutdown, and a lapse in government services for people in need of help from FEMA.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has said he'll send legislation to avoid a shutdown back to the House, with additional disaster relief money, and no controversial spending cuts, and dare Republicans to vote it down. They may very well do that that.

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CNN reports: “The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday granted a stay of execution for Cleve Foster, who was set to die in Texas later in the evening for a 2002 murder.”

Having already sufficiently changed the way you look up information, Google is now seeking to revolutionize how you pay for things.

The company on Monday night formally unveiled its long-awaited Google Wallet app, but it's only going to be available on the Sprint Nexus S 4G Android smartphone to begin with.

Also, for the time being, it only works at retail locations that are part of MasterCard's PayPass network. There are 140,000 such PayPass retail locations throughout the United States, USA Today reports. Find the nearest PayPass equipped location using this locator from Google.

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In the history of 'Anonymous' demonstrations, this was supposed to be the big one.

But the plan for some 20,000 anti-corporate protesters to descend upon lower Manhattan and occupy the physical space of Wall Street hit a few snags. Only 100-250 protesters remain in Zuccotti Park on Tuesday after a peak of around 2,000 on Saturday, and several protesters have been arrested under an antiquated "antimask" law.

Twitter accounts self-identified with the Anonymous hacktivist label have circulated reports that the crowd size has dwindled and the demonstration is in danger of sputtering out.

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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) says Democrats may withhold their support for House legislation to fund the government if Republicans insist on pairing disaster relief with partisan budget cuts.

If Democrats vote against the funding bill en masse, it could leave House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) shy of the votes needed to pass the legislation, and force him to cut a deal on the Democrats' terms. Because if the impasse isn't bridged by the end of the month, the government will shut down.

"My presumption is they will offer a [funding bill] which has that offset in it and I think Democrats will be loath to support that effort," Hoyer told reporters at his weekly Capitol briefing.

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(Reuters) – Solyndra LLC’s chief executive and chief financial officer will invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and decline to answer any questions put to them at a Congressional hearing on Friday, according to letters from their attorneys obtained by Reuters.

President Obama spent the beginning of his trip to the United Nations General Assembly Monday striving to encourage other world leaders to support Libya's fledgling democracy with the United States taking a limited but key role.

With Libya and the Arab Spring, Obama's forged a foreign policy this year based on the U.S. playing a key role in corralling international support before taking military action or taking on state-building responsibilities.

Credit for Libya's liberation belongs to the Libyan people, Obama asserted, but Libya is also "a lesson in what the international community can achieve when we stand together as one," he will tell world leaders, according to prepared remarks.

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A new survey of Massachusetts from Public Policy Polling (D) has a stunning result -- with Republican Sen. Scott Brown narrowly trailing former White House financial reform adviser Elizabeth Warren, who officially launched her campaign last week and has been enjoying a round of positive press coverage.

The numbers: Warren 46%, Brown 44%. In the previous PPP numbers from June, Brown led the lesser-known Warren by 47%-32%.

The survey of registered voters was conducted from September 16-18, and has a ±3.5% margin of error.

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