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October 01, 2013 12:47 PM
The U.S. government has enacted a partial shutdown for the first time in 17 years, as the two branches of Congress failed by the October 1st deadline to agree on a single spending bill. The two sides could not overcome deep differenes over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, a major component of which is being implemented Tuesday. VOA's Richard Green has more from Washington.

US Government is Shutdown

Published October 01, 2013

The U.S. government has enacted a partial shutdown for the first time in 17 years, as the two branches of Congress failed by the October 1st deadline to agree on a single spending bill. The two sides could not overcome deep differenes over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, a major component of which is being implemented Tuesday. VOA's Richard Green has more from Washington.