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Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner apologizes for problems with HealthCare.gov

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Ailsa Chang reports

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A gate leading into the Joshua Tree National Park California is latched (though not locked) because of the partial government shutdown. Though national parks are technically closed, national forests remain open — they're too large to close. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Mara Liasson reports on the shutdown

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Mara Liasson on the government shutdown

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Members of the U.S. Park Service place barricades around the Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. A partial shutdown of the federal government has led to the closing of national parks. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Inside the Capitol, lawmakers are battling over health care and the budget. Outside, many government services may come to a stop at midnight. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Ailsa Chang on what's expected to happen Monday

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The federal government remains on track to miss a midnight Monday deadline to fund its operations. Chambers of Congress sharply disagree over a temporary funding bill. Here, the Capitol is seen Saturday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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