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Timeline: Past government shutdowns

POSTED: 6:27 AM PST December 24, 2013    UPDATED: 7:59 AM PST December 18, 2015 

A government shutdown was avoided when leaders in Congress agreed on a temporary spending bill. Here's a look back at what caused past government shutdowns and how they turned out.

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The U.S. was able to avoid a government shutdown when leaders in Congress agreed on a temporary spending bill. Here's a look back at what caused past government shutdowns and how they turned out, according to the Washington Post, Annenberg School and ABC News.

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