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Federal shutdown could force furloughs, closures in Wisconsin

6:40 PM, Sep. 27, 2013
Storm clouds hang over Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, as the Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate stand at an impasse with Congress continuing to struggle over how to fund the government and prevent a possible shutdown. The Democratic-led Senate was ready Friday to approve legislation to keep the U.S. government running, but disputes with the Republican-run lower chamber of Congress ensured that the battle would spill over into the weekend, as a potential shutdown hurtles closer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Storm clouds hang over Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, as the Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate stand at an impasse with Congress continuing to struggle over how to fund the government and prevent a possible shutdown. The Democratic-led Senate was ready Friday to approve legislation to keep the U.S. government running, but disputes with the Republican-run lower chamber of Congress ensured that the battle would spill over into the weekend, as a potential shutdown hurtles closer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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National parks will be shuttered. Passports won't be processed, nor will small business loans or Social Security card applications.

In Wisconsin, thousands of federal workers could be furloughed without pay and federal facilities closed if Congress cannot reach a deal to keep the federal government operating beyond 12 a.m. Tuesday.

As lawmakers on Capitol Hill continued to work feverishly Friday to avert a government shutdown, federal agencies released their plans for what will happen if they fail. ...

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