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Government Shutdown: Last-Minute Budget Deal Brings Relief, Disgust

WASHINGTON — A collective sense of relief resonated across the nation Saturday, now that a federal government shutdown is merely a thought of what could have been.(SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES)Thousands of tourists poured into the Smithsonian m…

WASHINGTON — A collective sense of relief resonated across the nation Saturday, now that a federal government shutdown is merely a thought of what could have been.

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Thousands of tourists poured into the Smithsonian museums in Washington – which would have been shuttered without Friday’s late-night budget deal – to see artifacts like the original “Star-Spangled Banner” flag. And military families won’t have to stock their freezers, not knowing when they might have another paycheck to put food on the table.

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