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Government shutdown looms within a day

Washington -- Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate will reject an emergency spending bill from the Republican-led House that calls for a one-year delay in implementing parts of the health care law.
    
The bill would delay so-called "Obamacare." The Democratic House says it wont go along with that.

Without a breakthrough, a partial government shutdown takes effect at midnight. That could slow services like first-time home mortgages, airport security lines and even food safety inspections.

Members of Congress and the President will keep getting paid even if the government shuts down, but it could come at a hefty cost to taxpayers. The White House estimates the overall cost of a shutdown would be two billion dollars.

 
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