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Agency Websites Shut Down With The Government

If you're trying to look up some key facts on Census.gov or several other federal sites, you're out of luck. Many government websites, including those for the Library of Congress and USDA, were taken offline.
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No Talks Underway To Resolve Shutdown

Democrats appeared to have the initial public opinion advantage on the shutdown. A new Quinnipiac poll found 72 percent opposed to a government shutdown to stop the Affordable Care Act.
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For Middle-Aged Women, Stress May Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Stressful events in midlife, like the death of a spouse or loss of a job, increased the risk of dementia for women in old age, according to a Swedish study. The researchers couldn't say whether some women's habits, such as regular exercise, lowered the risk from stress.
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What Shutdown? WWII Vets Ignore Barricades To See Memorial

The veterans traveled from Mississippi only to find the National World War II Memorial closed, because of the shutdown. Shortly thereafter, they took matters into their own hands.
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Connecticut's Insurance Website Struggles At Opening

Shortly after 9:00 a.m., the state's insurance website was live. In almost no time there had been more than 100,000 visits, and someone had already enrolled by 9:30. But throughout the morning, it was tough to get the website to load.
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The Mars Rover? That's Shut Down, Too

The National Zoo's Panda Cam and the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse and burro adoption program are also among the federal government services that have been affected by the shutdown.
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300 Sandwiches The Secret To Boyfriend's Heart?

New York Post reporter Stephanie Smith sparked a firestorm online when she wrote about her plan to make her boyfriend 300 sandwiches - in exchange for an engagement ring. Host Michel Martin talks to Smith about her project, and the reaction to it.
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8 Great 'Shutdown Pickup Lines'

Twitter is beginning to have fun, some of it a little naughty, with the news from Washington. See if you came come up with a few lines of your own.
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Reporting On The Shutdown ... One Facebook Post At A Time

As the government endures a partial shutdown, we hear stories from people around the country whose lives have been affected. For additional perspective, host Michel Martin is joined by NPR business editor Marilyn Geewax, and Sudeep Reddy, of The Wall Street Journal.
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When Teen Parties Go Viral

Six people were arrested recently after a teenage party got out of control in upstate New York. Hundreds of young people trashed a home, leaving a lot of parents wondering, what if that were my child? For more on teens and parties, host Michel Martin is joined by a roundtable of parents.

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