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Government shuts down without essential funding, Obama blames GOP

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Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 12:21 am

WASHINGTON — 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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