Shutdown in the US

The US federal government shut down early Saturday after lawmakers failed to come to a funding agreement. The Associated Press says that as the shutdown began over the weekend, "many of the immediate effects will be muted," but it adds that if the shutdown drags on, "[d]amage could build quickly."

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