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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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Beyond The Shutdown, There's A Bigger Battle Brewing

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Great Round Burn Kaki King

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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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See Line Woman Me'Shell Ndegéocello
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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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First Step In Health Exchange Enrollment: Train The Helpers

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Colorado's Exchange Opens After Years of Bipartisan Effort

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Happy With You The Bewitched Hands

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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Steady And Swingin': Tootie Keeps The Tempo

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