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The Capitol is mirrored in its reflecting pool early Tuesday, as the partial federal shutdown began. But there's a battle still to come in which the stakes are even higher. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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The Government Shutdown

Beyond The Shutdown, There's A Bigger Battle Brewing

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Beyond The Shutdown, There's A Bigger Battle Brewing

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Nonprofits are looking to help people sign up for insurance coverage in Florida. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Shots - Health News

In Florida, Insurer And Nonprofits Work On Enrollment

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In Florida, Insurer And Nonprofits Work On Enrollment

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A sign warns would-be buyers at the Annapolis Gun Show in Annapolis, Md., in September of the state's pending gun control law. The new law, which took effect Tuesday, bans the purchase of many types of assault rifles. Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times/Landov hide caption

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New Maryland Firearms Law Rides In On A Wave Of Gun Sales

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All Tech Considered

Your Digital Trail: Private Company Access

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Your Digital Trail: Private Company Access

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Shutdown signs have been posted at the National Museum of American History and other Smithsonian Institution museums, which will remain closed as long as the government is. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Congressional Impasse Leaves Museums Empty, Monuments Shut

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Assisters get up to speed on how best to explain the new health coverage choices during training on Sept. 25 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Morgan Walker/NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

First Step In Health Exchange Enrollment: Train The Helpers

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First Step In Health Exchange Enrollment: Train The Helpers

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Colorado has taken its own route to building a health exchange. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Colorado's Exchange Opens After Years of Bipartisan Effort

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Colorado's Exchange Opens After Years of Bipartisan Effort

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From left: pianist Ethan Iverson, drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath and bassist Ben Street. John Rogers/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Reviews

Steady And Swingin': Tootie Keeps The Tempo

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Steady And Swingin': Tootie Keeps The Tempo

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