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Government Shutdown Enters Third Week (LATEST UPDATES)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada takes the elevator after a rare Senate session on Capitol Hill in  Washington, Su
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada takes the elevator after a rare Senate session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that's entering its third week. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The government shutdown is entering week three as lawmakers continue to debate a deal on spending.

Also looming is a Thursday deadline on raising the debt ceiling.

Below, the latest updates on the shutdown:

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