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McClatchy Washington BureauOctober 8, 2013 

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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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