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Shutdown Government on Ice

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013, file photo National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators walk by the tail of the private jet, which crashed into a hangar at the Santa Monica Municipal Airport in California, as they await the arrival of a crane to access the plane. As a result of the Oct. 1 federal government partial shutdown almost all of the board's 400 employees were furloughed, an NTSB spokeswoman said. Across America the government's work is piling up, and it's not just paperwork. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

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