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A driver has a confrontation at the White House and speeds away towards Capitol Hill. Police pursue, and in the chaos that follows, they shoot and kill the woman behind the wheel, Miriam Carey. Today, many are asking, "Were their actions justified?" CNN's Brian Todd investigates.
Four days into the government shutdown, the effects are beginning to spread across the country as ancillary industries, from defense contractors to restaurants to universities, feel the impact. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
The former Secretary of Defense and director of the CIA Leon Panetta has had many roles in Washington, including Bill Clinton's chief of staff during the last government shutdown in 1995 and 1996 - and before that, chairman of the House Budget Committee. He talks to Wolf Blitzer about what the shutdown means for America.
News that broke in The Situation Room: CNN's Brian Todd reports on a man who might have set himself on fire at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Will the government shutdown make the U.S. more vulnerable to a cyberattack? CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on how furloughs are impacting the government's cybersecurity teams.