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House Follows Senate’s Lead, Passes Measure to End Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's only a temporary truce, but Congress has voted to end a 16-day government shutdown and to raise the government's borrowing limit.

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Senate Approves Measure to End Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown.

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Sen. Ted Cruz Says He Won’t Impede Bipartisan Budget Deal Vote, But Will Vote Against It

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he won't delay a vote on a bipartisan budget deal that will reopen the government and avoid a financial default.

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Tentative Budget Deal Reached by Senate Leaders

According to Fox News, a tentative deal to end the partial government shutdown has been reached by Senate negotiators that will raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown.

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Rush Limbaugh Says Defeatist Beltway GOP Cannot See the Long-Term Benefits of an Honorable Fight

Rush Limbaugh said that he has been trying to put his finger on where we are on what's going on in Washington with the government shutdown and debt limit. Rush told the audience he has confirmed what is going on, and it's about the Republican attitude, and it's so unnecessary. It's so defeatist.

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What Is the AMBER Alert System and How Does It Work?

The AMBER Alert website was taken off line from Friday, October 4 until 10 a.m. Monday due to the Government Shutdown.

According to New York Daily News, the Justice Department put the site back online because of complaints suggesting that the shutdown had forced closure of notification system.

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Hoyer: GOP Lawmakers Running Scared

The No. 2 House Democrat says a key factor extending the government shutdown is fear among moderate Republicans about a tea party challenge.

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A List of Websites Closed Because of the Government Shutdown

At 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Oct. 1, the US government shut down. In addition to some 800,000 federal employees being furloughed and upwards of a million more being asked to work without pay, several government websites will go dark or not be updated during the shutdown.

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A List of Services and Operations Affected by the Government Shutdown

Just after midnight on Oct. 1, the US federal government shut down after Congress failed to agree on a budget plan, leaving more than one million people working without pay and many more wondering what exactly this event entails.

Here are some services and operations that will be closed, unavailable or otherwise affected during the government shutdown.

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Obamacare Exchanges Start Up As Government Shuts Down

For years, the Obama administration has been preparing for the launch of new health insurance exchanges, intended to expand coverage to millions of Americans. But this is far from the grand opening President Barack Obama may have expected.

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