Oct 152013

In this CNN Student News: Government Shutdown Explained; U.N. Security Council Votes to Require Syria to Eliminate Chemical Weapons; Terrorist Bombing Crime Lab

CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS. On this last day of September, our first story is about a standoff in the U.S. government. A shutdown showdown. This is straight out of civics and social studies: the House of Representatives and the Senate have to agree on bills and the president must sign them for them to become law. But the government is divided. On one side, the Republican controlled House of Representatives had voted Sunday to approve a spending plan to keep funding the government, but only if President Obama`s Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare is delayed for a year. Part of the law has been delayed for some businesses. The House wants it delayed for everyone. That won`t work for the other side – the Democratic-controlled Senate and the president. They agree the government should get the funds it needs to operate, but they say any changes to Obamacare a deal killer. They all have until midnight tonight to work at a deal to avoid a partial shutdown.


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