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It's over: Live blogging the debt crisis as deal is reached

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The impact of the first government shutdown in 17 years was felt across America as offices were shuttered and workers were sent home after lawmakers failed to come to a deal.

Senate leaders on Wednesday reached an agreement to end a protracted government shutdown and avert default on the national debt.

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