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Security fencing and video surveillance equipment has been installed around the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, ahead of a planned Sept. 18 rally by far-right supporters of former President Donald Trump who are demanding the release of rioters arrested in connection with the 6 January insurrection. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Government shutdown talk is back, again. Have we learned anything from the last ones?

The government shutdown deadline is right around the corner. The good news? Congress has learned a few things from the last shutdown, bringing the tiniest…

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Federal health insurance programs are now ‘essential’ during future shutdowns, OPM says

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Federal employee health programs are ‘essential services’ during future shutdowns, OPM says

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, file photo, the U.S. Capitol is seen as the sun sets in Washington. Negotiations on a package of spending bills to fund the federal government have produced a key breakthrough, though considerably more work is needed to wrap up the long-delayed measures. Top lawmakers of the House and Senate Appropriations committees on Saturday, Nov. 23, confirmed agreement on allocations for each of the 12 spending bills. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Federal employees score new shutdown protections, relocation tax relief with NDAA

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