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Meanwhile, in news beyond Washington, DC...


Rachel Maddow reports on some stories outside of the glare of the shutdown, including an update on the New Jersey senate race, the bringing of Libyan terror suspect Abu Anas al-Libi to the U.S. for arraignment, and the former head of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons explaining that he was pushed out of his job because of pressure by the Bush administration to not obstruct their argument for war in Iraq.