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Friday, October 18, 2013

How shutdown affected daily life, from breakfast table to evening TV

Monique Howard caresses her son Carter's head while he sits through his asthma treatment at their Northbrook, Ill., home. During the shutdown, doctors at Rush University Medical Center had to stop submitting applications for research grants to study childhood asthma and other diseases and disorders.