National Headlines 10-14-13

U.S. senators close in on fiscal deal as deadline looms (Reuters)

Black Friday comes early as computer glitches cause welfare benefits frenzy (Fox News)

China’s State Press Calls for ‘Building a de-Americanized World’ (Bloomberg)

More Republican Districts Have Low Health-Coverage Rates (Bloomberg)

Son of slain Sikh temple leader to challenge Paul Ryan (USA Today)

Military Coalition plans shutdown rally Tuesday (Army Times)

As justices ponder Michigan’s affirmative action ban, observers will eye Kennedy (Detroit Free Press)

JFK Was a Political Conservative (TIME)

Why do we celebrate Columbus Day? (WCPO)

Lagarde Sees Massive Disruption If Debt Ceiling Not Lifted (Bloomberg)

Chinese yuan sets record high versus U.S. dollar (Globe and Mail)

New front opens in U.S. budget battle (MarketWatch)