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The biggest news of the day is the impending shutdown of the federal government. What does it mean for most Americans? More Content Now’s Melissa Erickson summarizes the top issues.

Quote of note

"There is a mix of people from all over the world. And somehow we are all telling our friends: 'Look, this is me, when I like myself.' Feeling happy, being creative, looking good, being passionate about something, proud of something, enjoying the life. So I think, why don't we try to BE our Facebook profile picture? Even if life is difficult sometimes, there is always a way for us to be what we want to be: happy." — Natalia Rojas, a “creative technologist” based in Barcelona, Spain, who spent a year and a half to code her project, “The Faces of Facebook,” which collects more 1.27 billion Facebook profile photos on one site.

Hot video: U.S. government speeds toward midnight shutdown

Bloomberg chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook; Bloomberg contributing editor David Plouffe; Greg Valliere, chief political strategist at Potomac Research; and Bloomberg political analyst Matthew Dowd discuss the impending government shutdown and how that plays into a possible default of the U.S. government. They speak on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.”

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