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The Late Edition: October 9, 2013

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Government ‘Shutdown’: Day 9

‘Shutdown’ Theater: Fox News compiled a list of seven operations that were halted over the last nine days that saved practically no taxpayer funds. The list includes scenic spots on the sides of roads to jogging paths that happen to be on public land.

Obamacare phones: The state of Tennessee’s healthcare co-op is offering new enrollees in the healthcare exchanges free smart phones if they enroll. The plan originally received a federal grant of $73 million.  Read more at the Daily Caller.

Failure to report: One in five companies that received taxpayer assistance from the state of Wisconsin have not filed a report detailing where the money went. The reporting system was created in response to the revelation of $12 million of overdue loans from previous years.  Find out more details from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.