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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Gov't shutdown: No progress on ending stalemate

A U.S. Park Police officer watches at left as a National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Tuesday. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800, 000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services.