The Atlantic: A new study reminds us that poverty is the giant backpack dragging down American students.
BBC: Google shares have topped $1,000 for the first time after the company reported better-than-expected earnings.
Reuters: The air we breath is officially classified as carcinogenic to humans now, says the World Health Organization.
Reuters: The administration poured tens of millions of dollars more than it had planned into the federal website meant to enroll Americans in the biggest new social program since the 1960s.
CNN.com: It's getting harder to remain faceless online. Even far-out measures of data encryption are under attack.
New York Times: Senate leaders have reached a deal to end the government shutdown and avoid a default.
NationalGeographic.com: War and occupation directly and indirectly claimed the lives of about a half-million Iraqis from 2003 to 2011.
BBC: Researchers have tested an "underwater wi-fi" network in a lake in an attempt to make a "deep-sea internet."
NYPost: There were no murders in the five boroughs of New York City last week.
The A Register: The U.S. economy is another victim of surveillance by the National Security Agency according to expatriate whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Christian Science Monitor: Scientists are baffled by the death of a large numbers of moose across the U.S.
USA Today: Top Senate leaders say they are close to a deal to end the government shutdown.
CNN: Safra Catz of Oracle again tops the list, with $43 million in total compensation.