#DontShutMeDown: How Americans are being affected by the government shutdown

Updated
World War II veteran Russell Tucker of Meridian, Mississippi, stands outside the barricade as he visits the World War II Memorial during a government...
World War II veteran Russell Tucker of Meridian, Mississippi, stands outside the barricade as he visits the World War II Memorial during a government...
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The federal government is officially shutdown, and Americans are starting to feel the pain. With many offices, national parks and websites closed, we asked how you are being affected by the first shutdown in 17 years.

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#DontShutMeDown: How Americans are being affected by the government shutdown

Updated