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September 30th, 2013
05:45 AM ET

Government Shutdown: Get Up To Speed In 20 Questions

Let's start with the obvious question: Will the government shut down this week? Most likely.

On that, Republicans and Democrats agree. It's everything else that has them bickering and blaming. And unless they strike a deal on a spending bill Monday, the government will begin closing shop at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

After weeks of congressional back-and-forth, the ball is now in the Senate's court. It meets at 2 p.m. Monday to decide what to do next.

The outcome, while likely, isn't a foregone conclusion. The deadline is midnight - and one day can be a long time on Capitol Hill.

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