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One Week Into The Government Shutdown, No End In Sight

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Almost one week and counting -- the government shutdown continues, and there's no end in sight.

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are still watching and waiting from home.  

But Monday, the Secretary of Defense ordered 300,000 Department of Defense employees back to work, despite the shutdown.

On Capitol Hill, congress is shifting its focus to the looming debt ceiling.

 House Speaker John Boehner says republicans will only approve bills to reopen the government and raise the debt limit if democrats agree to changes to the Affordable Care Act.

If Congress can't reach a deal next week, then the nation could default on its debt for the first time in American history.