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Head Start Dealt One-Two Punch Of Sequester And Shutdown

The Head Start preschool program was slashed by sequestration — and now the government shutdown means some Head Start centers will face more cuts.

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How Long Can D.C. Defy the Shutdown?

Despite the federal shutdown, city workers are still hard at work — for now, anyway...

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This Week On Metro Connection: Ups And Downs

From the roller coaster ride of the government shutdown to a woman who teaches aerobatics in the sky, we take a look at "ups and downs."

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Without Key Jobs Data, Markets And Economists Left Guessing

The Labor Department says it won't be releasing its closely watched monthly jobs figures as scheduled on Friday due to the government shutdown. That will leave Federal Reserve policymakers, economists and financial markets without key data for making decisions.
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Treasury: New Debt Ceiling Fight Could Derail Economy

In a report, the department warns that a default could do damage to the economy to rival the Great Recession.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Ari Shapiro of NPR, Lori Montgomery of The Washington Post and Jeff Mason of Reuters join 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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Sharp Words Over Shutdown When Lawmaker Visits WWII Memorial

Texas Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer told a Park Service ranger she should be ashamed for carrying out orders that the World War II Memorial, like other national parks and monuments, be closed. That led to a tense exchange with a passerby, who said it's lawmakers who are to blame. See the video.
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Thursday Morning Political Mix

House Republicans talk of a grand bargain to end the crisis fizzled... Sen. Ted Cruz got an earful from fellow Senate Republicans at a private meeting... A shockingly high number of poor people won't be helped by the Affordable Care Act.
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On Day 3 Of Shutdown, It's Deja Vu All Over Again

The partial shutdown continues. The two sides haven't publicly shifted their positions. So once again we turn to that sage of the baseball diamond, Yogi Berra, for the best line on the news that keeps repeating.
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Why A Handful Of Hard-Liners Has A Hold On Boehner

To understand House Speaker John Boehner's role in the government shutdown, you have to understand the 30 or so House Republican hard-liners and his relationship with them. Because Republicans have a relatively slim majority in the House, the 30 have more power than their numbers would make it seem.

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