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Arizona Can’t Reopen Grand Canyon

Arizona's Republican leaders, known for picking fights with the federal government, are seething again now that the Grand Canyon is closed because of the budget crisis in Washington.

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President Barack Obama
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Shutdown Forces Obama to Cancel Asia Trip

President Barack Obama canceled a trip to Asia next week because of the government shutdown, the White House announced late Thursday.

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New York Stock Exchange  (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
New York Stock Exchange (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
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Stocks Continue Slide Due To Shutdown

Investors sold stocks across the board Thursday as a U.S. government shutdown dragged into a third day and the U.S. inched toward a deadline on raising the nation's borrowing limit.

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To Solve The Shutdown – Suspend Social Security [POLL]

I know. It’s an insane suggestion, and it would never happen. Social Security payments to millions of Americans would cause an uproar heard from coast to coast.

Could you imagine how life would be for those depending on their monthly check?

Not able to pay bills

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Markets React To Government Shutdown
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Stocks Fall After Disappointing Hiring Report

Weak hiring and worries about a protracted government shutdown pushed the U.S. stock market lower Wednesday.

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President Obama
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Shutdown Shortens Obama’s Asia Trip

President Barack Obama has canceled two stops on his long-planned trip to Asia because of the partial government shutdown, the White House announced Wednesday.

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Veteran's Day 2012
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Veterans Feeling Effects of Gov’t Shutdown [POLL/AUDIO]

They fought for our country, and many of them risked their lives on the front lines, but America's veterans aren't getting much of a break with the current government shutdown.

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Government Shutdown - Find out what's closed and what's open
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Government Shutdown – List of What’s Closed and What’s Open [POLL]

Now that the federal government is officially shut down, many people are left with the same question, "well now what?"

An estimated 800,000 federal workers will go unpaid until this is resolved. Here is a

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Congressional Showdown As Government Shutdown Looms
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Government Bickering Caught on Video During Shutdown

If you wondered what's going on behind the scenes during the government shutdown, our NJ101.5 cameras have picked up video for you to see.

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A Capitol Hill Police officer passes by the Ohio Clock which shows the time has just passed midnight on the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol
A Capitol Hill Police officer passes by the Ohio Clock which shows the time has just passed midnight on the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Deadline Passes for Federal Shutdown [VIDEO]

Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack 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.

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