If The Government Shuts Down, You May Not Notice (At First)
By: Scott Horsley
September 25, 2013
Despite the doom and gloom, there would likely be limited economic impact from a government shutdown — at least initially. People who can't go to a national park just go to a movie instead. And in the last shutdown, in the 1990s, furloughed park rangers eventually collected retroactive pay.
Telemundo announced that its telenovelaEl Señor de los Cielos (Lord of the Skies) will be back for an unheard of second season. This is a radical departure from traditional telenovelas, which have a clear beginning and a definitive ending.
The Washington Post reports that the agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world. One official told the newspaper the NSA is getting vast volumes of location data by tapping into the cables that connect mobile networks globally.
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