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The government shutdown enters its first workday

Capitol Dome.
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Shutdown Day 3 ... Senate votes at noon on possible solution, as federal agencies carry out furlough plans: "Many more Americans will begin feeling the repercussions of a shutdown that officially began at 12:01 a.m. Saturday after most government offices had stopped work for the weekend," per Bloomberg:

"The widening disruption intensifies frantic efforts by Republicans and Democrats to blame one another for the deadlock and may harden the determination of lawmakers to gain leverage from the moment."