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Government Shuts Down After Senate Rejects One-Month Stopgap Spending Bill

Lawmakers did not come up with an alternate plan in time for the midnight deadline.

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White House Supports Back Pay for Feds Who Would Be Furloughed During Shutdown

Trump administration wants to keep agencies open during a potential appropriations lapse, but is unclear which agencies will have the funds.

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Here's What Feds Can Expect If the Government Shuts Down Saturday

Park Service, Smithsonian have said disruption wouldn’t start until Monday; plans vary by agency.

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One Year Later, NASA Still Doesn't Have a New Administrator

An interim director is steering the ship, but the delay between administrations is unprecedented.

"We cannot live on continuing resolutions," said Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.

With Shutdown Clock Ticking, Senators Point Fingers for Creating 'Governmental Chaos'

Democratic leader Sen. Chuck Schumer heads to the White House Friday to negotiate a plan forward.

Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney

Acting Consumer Bureau Chief Opts Not to Refill Funding Reserve This Quarter

Mulvaney asks outgoing head of the Federal Reserve to cancel payment, calling it unnecessary.

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney conducts a press briefing on Friday with a shutdown looming.

Mulvaney: Shutdown Chance 'Between 50 and 60 Percent'

OMB director claims Obama "weaponized" the 2013 shutdown.

Federal workers protest the government shutdown in October 2013.

UPDATED: See Who Gets Sent Home in a Shutdown

Some agencies would furlough virtually everyone, while others would remain completely open if there is a lapse in appropriations.

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Beat Insomnia and Boost Your Productivity With This 5-Minute Ritual

Offload your worries, suggests a new study from Baylor University.

The Lincoln Memorial is shown during the 2013 shutdown.

How Trump Will Try to Minimize a Government Shutdown

The administration plans to keep national parks and public lands partially open even without congressional funding, drawing criticism from Sally Jewell, the former secretary of the interior.

House Speaker: Budget Fights Have ‘Pushed Our Military Past the Breaking Point’

Paul Ryan highlighted defense hawks’ concerns about readiness and funding as Congress tries to avert a shutdown.

Play of the Day: Some Smelly Shutdown Deal Metaphors

Nancy Pelosi compared it to the product of a productive dog walk and Jimmy Kimmel joked about something that comes out of a horse.

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How A Chief Customer Experience Officer Could Transform Government

Improving the public’s experience with government just makes sense.

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