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Amanda Hoskins

Obama speaks on debt ceiling

President Obama addressed the nation on the government shutdown and the debt ceiling crisis yesterday at 2 p.m. In his speech, Obama focused on the importance of funding the federal government. Obama wants Congress to vote to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling without concessions. In his speech yesterday, the president also stressed that if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling, the economy will flounder. Speaker of the House John Boehner does not believe there are votes in Congress to do this. Boehner wants to negotiate a deal where the government will cut spending if Congress ends the shutdown and raises the debt ceiling. The U.S. is set to default on its loans if Congress is unable to raise the debt ceiling on Oct. 17, according to CNN.

Terror Raids

President Barack Obama watched closely as U.S. Troops raided two sites in Africa. A key Al-Qaeda member was captured and killed after the U.S. troops raided Libya. At the same time, SEAL Team Six, the same group that killed Osama Bin Laden, went into southern Somalia to target a key Al Shabaab leader Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, also known as Ikrima, according to The Washington Post. The SEAL team was under heavy enemy fire upon reaching Somalia and were forced to abort the mission. It is unclear whether or not Ikrima was killed, but it is believed that he survived, according to The Washington Post. The two raids were not said to be related.

Homicide in New Haven

A man was discovered dead on Oct. 6 on Spring Street in New Haven in a first floor apartment building. The 49-year-old man allegedly called the police station the night prior saying that he was the victim of a stabbing. The police were unable to find the location of the man that evening. Police then discovered the location where the man was pronounced dead after a call early the next morning from someone who said they had found a dead body. Although the homicide is still under investigation, detectives have identified a person of interest, according to the New Haven Register.