Oct 152013

In this CNN Student News: Shutdown Showdown; Olympic Flame Comes to Russia

CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Today on CNN STUDENT NEWS, it`s a shutdown showdown. President Obama and Democrats versus Republicans on issues of U.S. government spending. Today, we`re looking at this by the numbers. We are eight days into this partial government shutdown. It started one minute after midnight on October 1. About 483,000 government workers are furloughed; they are home from work without pay. That`s a drop from the roughly 800,000 workers originally furloughed, since many have been called back to work. Those furloughed workers account for 14 percent of all federal employees, so most government workers are still on the job.


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