It's been a busy week. From shootings at Capitol Hill, Neo-Nazi members of parliament being arrested and the first U.S. government shutdown in almost two decades.
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No official statements have yet been given, but most estimate that around 800,000 federal employees will be asked not to come to work during the government shutdown.
All 400 of the national parks and monuments run by the National Park Service will be closed to visitors during the government shutdown after the vast majority of National Park Service employees were put on furlough.
The average congressman makes roughly 3½ times the median household income of $50,000.
Despite being the ones responsible for shutting down the government, they will continue to be paid throughout the shutdown.
According to the Washington Post, 121 members of Congress are donating or refusing their pay during the shutdown.
The economically troubled country has recently faced a new wave of political unrest after members of the Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn killed a leftist rapper last week. This unrest culminated in mass protests and the arresting of Golden Dawn ministers in the government after evidence was gathered to implicate them in a criminal organization.
At least 28 people have been killed after mass attacks by the Asian killer hornet — which is 1.2 inches long on average — on villagers in central China. Hundreds more have been injured in unprecedented attacks that are leaving people and authorities at a loss as to what to do.
1) Black Lexus
2) Red Volkswagon
2) Black BMW
An unidentified woman attempted to ram her black Lexus into a roadblock outside the White House before being chased off by more than 20 police cars. Eventually she wrecked in front of the Capitol, where she engaged in a firefight with police. One officer was wounded in the incident, and the assailant is believed to have been hit by police gunfire.
Normally, military personnel would go without pay during a shutdown, having to wait for Congress to reimburse funds before getting paid. However, on Monday lawmakers passed a bill allowing the military to continue receiving pay during the shutdown.
They're the same thing. Obamacare is simply the nickname of the Affordable Care Act, but that apparently doesn't stop people from hating Obamacare but loving the Affordable Care Act.
Jimmy Kimmel recently did a skit in which his crew asked pedestrians which they preferred.The answer? The Affordable Care Act.
Various polls support the claim people don't seem to understand that they are the same thing.
Independent estimates place the cost of the shutdown at $12.5 million per hour, $300 million a day, and $1.6 billion a week.
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