Government shutdown 101: 12 ways it could affect you

With Congress failing to fund the federal government by Oct. 1, the start of the new fiscal year, the government has gone into partial shutdown. Here is a list of what's open, and what isn't, during the shutdown.

3. Will mail still be delivered?

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    A US Postal Service letter carrier delivers mail in Atlanta in this file photo.
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Yes. The US Postal Service is self-funded – i.e., not funded by appropriations from the Treasury – and so mail service will continue as usual.

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