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The Pulse: Obama's Decisions

Many talking about the "White Widow" and Obama has a couple decisions to make. Here is Thursday's edition of "The Pulse".
Many talking about the "White Widow" and Obama has a couple decisions to make. Here is Thursday's edition of "The Pulse".

Texas state senator Wendy Davis is reportedly seeking higher office. Although there's no official word from Davis, two democratic sources tell CNN she's going to run for governor of Texas. She's most recently known for her 13-hour filibuster earlier this year Davis is expected to confirm her plans on October third.

Authorities in Pakistan say 356 people have died from a powerful earthquake that hit the southwest of the country. Rescue efforts are underway, but survivors are having to cope with high temperatures and a lack of drinking water.

Six of the people who attended last month's destructive party at a New York home turned themselves into police. They're facing numerous charges, including burglary and criminal mischief. Here you see pictures of the damage done to the house owned by former NFL player Brian Holloway. Officials say they're still investigating and expect to make additional arrests.

Reports that a white woman was among the terrorists who stormed Nairobi's upscale Westgate shopping mall have prompted speculation that British mother Samantha Lewthwaite may be involved. In Britain she's been dubbed "The White Widow" A reference to the fact she was married to one of the British suicide bombers who attacked London in July 2005.

Potential showdowns looming in Washington, President Obama isn't holding back, accusing Republicans of "blackmail." GOP leaders are asking the president to negotiate an agreement to increase how much the government can borrow to pay its bills in exchange for concessions like delaying Obamacare. Congress is under two deadlines, to fund the government before the end of the current fiscal year on Monday and increase the debt ceiling by October 17.
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