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Federal Government Shuts Down


The U.S. Government officially shut down overnight as last-minute negotiations failed.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives amended a resolution to fund the government that would have delayed implementation of the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

The Senate quickly tabled the motion, effectively killing the bill.       

The federal government closed in the middle of the night, which means non-essential federal employees are furloughed, and national parks and museums will be closed on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.