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Full coverage: The U.S. government shutdown

With the House and Senate locked in stalemate, the Office of Management and Budget formally began shutting down the government. The federal government was shut down twice in 1995-96, when Bill Clinton was president and Newt Gingrich was the speaker of the House, but had not closed since then.

  

  • Government shutdown halts NTSB probe into Santa Monica jet crash

    Government shutdown halts NTSB probe into Santa Monica jet crash

    Officials for the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that their investigation into the crash of a private jet Sunday evening in Santa Monica has been suspended due to the federal government shutdown. The agency, however, is recovering the wreckage of the Cessna Citation 525 and moving...

  • Government shutdown: 'Business as usual' for now, local officials say

    Government shutdown: 'Business as usual' for now, local officials say

    With the federal government shutdown official Tuesday, local officials said it was "business as usual," even as hundreds of L.A. County workers demanding higher wages walked off the job. "Right now, there's no impact. It's business as usual for us," Ryan Alsop, an assistant chief executive for...

  • House GOP's new strategy: Reopen popular parts of government

    House GOP's new strategy: Reopen popular parts of government

    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans emerged with a new strategy to reopen the most popular parts of government that have been shut down by the standoff in Congress, starting with votes Tuesday to fund veterans services and possibly the national parks. The proposal from House Speaker John A. Boehner...

  • Government shutdown: In Joshua Tree, travelers look for a Plan B

    Government shutdown: In Joshua Tree, travelers look for a Plan B

    JOSHUA TREE, Calif. — On an autumn morning like this one, they should be gearing up for a day of hiking amid the cacti, climbing up one of the more than 400 formations of high desert monzogranite or taking in the vista of Keyes View.  But instead of venturing into Joshua Tree National Park, visitors...

  • Government shutdown Q&A: What about Obamacare and food stamps?

    Government shutdown Q&A: What about Obamacare and food stamps?

    Government agencies have shut down because Congress has failed to pass the necessary money bills, known as appropriations, needed to keep them open. What’s the impact? Q: Will mail delivery and post offices keep operating as usual? A: Yes. The Postal Service is a quasi-independent entity and does...

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