SHUTDOWN DEADLINE DRAWS NEAR: With a shutdown looming at the end of the week, top lawmakers have proposed a stopgap package that would fund the government through mid-December. The deal also includes more than $12 billion in military and economic aid for Ukraine. Read more.
DAS VADANYA, SNOWDEN: Edward Snowden, who leaked classified information revealing the scope of domestic eavesdropping by U.S. intelligence in 2013 before fleeing to Russia, was granted Russian citizenship yesterday in a presidential decree signed by Vladimir Putin. Read more.