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Top Links: October 17

After 16 days, the shutdown is over (at least, for now).
  • The details: what went down, when did it go down, and what's next (MSNBC)
  • Grading the key players during the shutdown debacle... (NBC News)
  • "With the federal government at shutdown's door, the 20 female Senate members are setting new standards for civility and bipartisanship. Look out, old boys' club." (Time)
  • Federal workers return to messes at work (Politico)
  • House Republicans are turning on Ted Cruz (BuzzFeed)
  • What's next for the president? (MSNBC)
  • Speaker Boehner's last thought on the deal: "We fought the good fight." (NBC First Read)
  • House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Paul Ryan broke with the GOP leadership to vote against Wednesday night's deal (Wall Street Journal)