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    Bad old days of brinksmanship return to Washington as US...

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    by euronews (in English)

    All-night talks, deal-making and political arm-wrestling have failed to stave off government shutdown in the USA.

    Non-essential Federal services are being closed and employees laid off immediately after the Democrat-controlled Senate fought off three Republican House attacks on Obamacare, the budget being held hostage for the president's health reforms.