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An aide brings a cart stacked with pizza to the office of Speaker of the House John Boehner, as movement toward ending the government shutdown was suddenly halted, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday night, Oct. 15, 2013.

Interns are running the country

10/16/13 08:06PM

As signs of hope on a fiscal deal emerged from Washington Wednesday, thousands of furloughed workers were still stuck at home. However many of the employees keeping the federal offices running for nearly three weeks during the government shutdown were not all technically "essential" workers—in some cases, they were unpaid interns. read more