National Headlines 9-17-13

Coal country Democrat vows to ‘fight’ Obama on energy policy plans (The Hill)

Brazil backs out of state visit over NSA spying (The Hill)

IG report: 52 felons gained routine access to military facilities (The Hill)

Aaron Alexis: a history of angry acts, seeking help, feeling ‘slighted’ (Christian Science Monitor)

Judge opens mediation talks in Detroit bankruptcy (Associated Press)

Firecrackers Prompt White House Lockdown (ABC News)

New Jersey Can’t Legalize Sports Betting, U.S. Court Says (Bloomberg)

Few takers, low bids for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s swag (USA Today)

Judge refuses delay on NYC stop-frisk reforms (Newsday)

Utah lt. governor exits amid financial concerns (USA Today)

Treasury urges Congress to act now on debt ceiling (Reuters)

All victims in Navy Yard rampage ID’d; one is remembered as family man who loved golf (Fox News)