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Links from the Times for April 8: Government shutdown and the Good News Club

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President Barack Obama and congressional leaders bargained and blustered by turns Thursday, still short of an agreement to cut federal spending and head off a midnight-Friday government shutdown that no one claimed to want. That leaves many Americans wondering how a shutdown will affect them. We offer a Q&A on how the shutdown might affect the filing of income taxes. The Washington Post offers agency-by-agency shutdown details plus a roundup of other coverage. The Associated Press offers this look at potential impacts, key players, a primer on the federal budget and what happened in previous shutdowns.

Pasco flier flap: While the Liberty Counsel, a legal group specializing in religious rights, demands that Pasco County schools distribute a Christian groups fliers, the Good News Club has been bringing Bible study to Pasco classrooms after school for a couple of years.

[Last modified: Friday, April 8, 2011 12:33pm]

    

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