Photos: Shutdown impact
The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.
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Happy Hour gathering
K.L. Kenzie, left, and Maegen Cadena toast each other as the Lagunitas Brewing Company prepared a Happy Hour gathering on Oct. 11. Brewing company officials worry that the shutdown may delay its seasonal beers.