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Congress plunges nation in government shutdown

Partial shutdown begins today

Barricades were set out this morning in the visitors parking area of Saratoga National Historical Park in Saratoga County. The signs read: Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service facility is closed."

MEGAN STEVENS/SARATOGA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Barricades were set out this morning in the visitors parking area of Saratoga National Historical Park in Saratoga County. The signs read: Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service facility is closed." MEGAN STEVENS/SARATOGA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
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Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. The impact of the shutdown on New York is detailed on the Capital Region Scene blog Union: FAA furloughs airline safety inspectors The shutdown, the first since the winter of 1995-96, closed national ...


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