Why is the US Government Shut Down?
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Why is the US Government Shut Down?

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On Day Three of the government shutdown, moderate Republicans are showing signs of anger at Tea-Party colleagues who are adamant about using the government shutdown to accomplish their goals. Also, President Obama went to a construction company near Washington today with a simple message for House Speaker John Boehner. And on the Silk Road website, drugs, hackers and hit men were available on sale to anonymous buyers for more than two years.

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Pressure Builds to End the Government Shutdown ()

President Obama went to a construction company near Washington today with a simple message for House Speaker John Boehner.

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Day Three of the Government Shutdown ()

On Day Three of the government shutdown, moderate Republicans are showing signs of anger at Tea-Party colleagues who are adamant about using the government shutdown to accomplish their goals. We’ll hear where they come from and what they want.

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Online Black Market ‘Silk Road’ Shut Down ()

On the Silk Road website, drugs, hackers and hit men were available on sale to anonymous buyers for more than two years. Now the FBI has busted what it claims is the mastermind. The FBI says the Silk Road is the “most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the Internet today.” We’ll hear about the alleged mastermind, arrested in San Francisco.

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