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The shutdown was not needed

Kelsey Story | Contributing Writer The government shut down right at midnight on Saturday, Jan. 20, and went on for just less than a week. It was not that long of a shutdown, but was it necessary to have one? Before the shutdown, lawmakers battled each other on whether they ...

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AP: US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, ...

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Government shutdown: everything you should know

» By LAUREN COTTLE Staff Writer The recent government shutdown has many citizens, including students, military, veterans and federal workers, watchful of its effects. The government shutdown began Tuesday, Oct. 1, after a congressional argument over whether or not the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare” should be defunded or delayed. Federal ...

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