The Heat: US shutdown

The Heat

The partial U.S. government shutdown, already the longest in the country’s history, has now hit the one month mark.

Republicans and Democrats are locked in a battle over border security, with neither side willing to compromise.

Caught in the middle, some 800,000 federal workers, many forced to work without pay, and millions more affected. Economists warn the country’s growth could take a major hit, as the debate over immigration rages on.

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