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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (C) sits alongside European Council President Donald Tusk (L) and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl national cemetery during the funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres on September 30, 2016. / AFP / POOL / ABIR SULTAN (Photo credit should read ABIR SULTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian president, Netanyahu Shake Hands at Peres Funeral

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli leader who won international acclaim for peacemaking with the Palestinians.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 30: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks with an aide as he leaves the Senate Chamber after a vote to avert a government shutdown, on Capitol Hill September 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted in favor of a funding bill that would avert a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through December 11.
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Republicans Delay Budget Battle Until After Election

The Republican-controlled House and Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a stop-gap budget that funds the federal government through Dec. 9, confirming the breakdown of Regular Order and putting the next budget crisis inside Congress’ lame duck session.

Four alleged members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) stand by weapons as they are presented to the press at a military base in Medellin, Colombia, Saturday Aug. 28, 2010.

Peace in Colombia? Bringing FARC Children Safely Home

Out of the approximate 15,500 members of the guerrilla movement, an estimated 7,500 are child soldiers who were often kidnapped or forced into labor. Children have always played a central role in the operations of the FARC. The group uses girls and boys to install land-mines, transport explosives and kidnap hostages for ransom.