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Showdown in Washington: How a government shutdown would hit Americans
With Congress in a standoff and millions of Americans at risk, the final hours tick away Monday toward midnight in Washington - the first shutdown of the federal government in 17 years. [read more]
  • Midnight or bust: Time is running out to avoid government shutdown
    NBC News is covering the latest developments in real time as Congress is paralyzed by a bipartisan standoff that could bring the first government shutdown in 17 years. Check in here for the latest updates.
  • Government teeters on shutdown as GOP prepares another funding bill
    The federal government teetered on the brink of a shutdown, after Republicans in the House will again vote late Monday to tie a delay of a portion of Obamacare to legislation to avert a government shutdown.
  • Why bother? And other burning questions about Obamacare
    The new health-insurance exchanges open for enrollment on Tuesday, but a new Kaiser Family Foundation/NBC survey shows most Americans are still worried and confused about what it all means. The battle in Congress over shutting down the federal government -- something that could also happen Tuesday -- has people even more perplexed. Here's what you need to know before day one of Obamacare: