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Government Shutdown Means No Official Labor Report; Private Survey Suggests 166,000 Jobs Added

The government shutdown that began Monday night and is now in its fourth full day means that lots of official data collection, analysis and reporting that happens each month has now stopped. This includes the monthly jobs reports issued by the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Brand-New $100 Bills Arrive in Banks Tuesday

One-hundred-dollar bills are about to get quite the colorful face-lift.

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Miley Cyrus ‘SNL’ Recap: Acoustic ‘We Can’t Stop,’ Government Jokes, Hannah Montana at 2013 VMAs + More [VIDEO]

Miley Cyrus hosted and served as the musical guest on 'Saturday Night Live' last night (Oct. 5) and the verdict is in. She was a winner. While she may not prefer acting, she demonstrated deft comedic timing and truly shined as the host.

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Tropical Storm Karen Heads Toward Gulf Coast

At 8 a.m. EST Thursday, the National Hurricane Center issued hurricane and tropical storm watches for the northern Gulf Coast, as tropical storm Karen gains strength in the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Watch These Dogs Who Love Taking Baths — Daily Distraction

For some dogs, bath time is AAHHH THE WORST THING EVER. Not these dogs.

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U.S. Capitol On Lockdown After Reports Of Gun Shots
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U.S. Capitol Locked Down Briefly After Multiple Gunshots; Suspect Shot and Killed [PHOTOS] [UPDATED]

UPDATE 6:30 P.M. EST: Officials have confirmed that the woman who led police on a car chase from the White House toward the Capitol was indeed killed at the scene. Her name has not yet been released.

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Government Shutdown vs. ‘Ghostbusters’ [VIDEO]

From the brilliant minds at the Huffington Post (and yet another "Why didn't I think of that?!" moment for me), here's a mashup of the president announcing the disastrous effects of a government shutdown, with the jerk in Ghostbusters forcing them to shut down all their equipment.

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How Concerned Are You About The Government Shutdown? [POLL]

It will affect people in different ways

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Here’s How The Government Shutdown Will Affect Your Life

I won't be getting on a soap box since I admittedly don't entirely understand how all of this happens. Frankly, I thought it was illegal. But, I do want to let you know how the government shutdown could affect your life in the coming days, should they shut down for longer than 24 hours...

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Congress Gridlocked Over Continuing Resolution Legislation
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Federal Government Shuts Down, No One Knows for How Long

As of 12:01 a.m. EST on Tuesday, the federal government closed down. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a budget or a temporary fix, known as a continuing resolution, before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.

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Katy Perry Performs New Song ‘By the Grace of God’ at iTunes Wireless Festival [VIDEO]

Katy Perry performed the brand new 'Prism' track 'By the Grace of God' as she closed out the iTunes Wireless Festival (Sept. 30). It was quite an emotionally rich rendition and it's clear that the song means a lot to the singer.

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Taylor Swift to Star in Meryl Streep Movie ‘The Giver’

Earlier this month, it was rumored that Taylor Swift had nabbed a role as a butt kicker in a spy movie. Those reports were sorta shot down. Now, she's said to be joining the cast of 'The Giver,' starring alongside America's greatest actress of the modern era -- Meryl Streep.

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