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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories, including: The House Republican impasse over the Affordable Care Act shuts down the government. Health care exchanges roll out with strong interest and technical glitches. And the Justice Department sues North Carolina over its new voter ID law.

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The U.S. Capitol was on lockdown for part of the day Thursday as police responded to a car chase that ended with the driver shot and killed. Washington Post reporter Lori Montgomery was inside the Capitol during the shooting, and she described the scene and what measures police took when instructing people to "shelter in place."

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