Comments for: In first day of U.S. shutdown, no sign how it will end

Posted Oct. 02, 2013, at 6:37 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 02, 2013, at 7:13 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans came no closer to ending a standoff on Tuesday that has forced the first government shutdown in 17 years and thrown hundreds of thousands of federal employees out of work. As police cordoned off landmarks like the Lincoln Memorial and government agencies …

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