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Is There An End In Sight For The Government Shutdown?

NPR | Oct. 2, 2013 7:05 a.m.

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Tamara Keith, Audie Cornish

For the first time in 17 years, the U.S. government has shut down. Some 800,000 federal workers are furloughed, though employees deemed essential are still on the job — but it’s unclear if or when they’ll be paid. President Obama lays the blame squarely at the feet of Congressional Republicans. House Republicans blame Obama. Joining us from the Capitol with the latest is NPR’s Tamara Keith.

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