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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 30, 2013

Shutdown Begins After Congress Fails In Spending Compromise

By Scott Neuman

House Republicans and Senate Democrats could not reach agreement by the midnight deadline on a spending bill to keep the government operating, triggering an immediate shutdown of nonessential services and the furlough of nonessential personnel potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of federal workers.

Categories: Economics, Government

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Health Care Law Could Cut Down On Incarceration Rates

By Sean Powers


(Duration: 4:21)

Tuesday marks the launch of state health insurance exchanges, a major part of the Affordable Care Act. Among the many changes likely after the new health coverage takes effect: Fewer people behind bars.

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