Wednesday: U.S. Shutdown - Federal Worker, Jim Prentice, Knit House and more


Highlights Include: As the American government winds up the second day of the shutdown, a federal worker shares her concerns for the future, now that she's without a job and without pay. Former federal cabinet minister turned big-bank big-wig Jim Prentice says new regulations governing foreign takeovers of Canadian companies are scaring off investors. A Canadian soldier disabled in Afghanistan reflects on the Veterans' Charter -- and his feeling that he's been abandoned by the Harper government. She's won four medals and set a world record -- but now, Paralympic champion swimmer Victoria Arlen has been told she can't compete, because she may not be disabled enough. For her entry into a local art festival, a Michigan woman knits an entire dwelling out of wool, that's not only as sturdy as a thick knit-house, it is one. A new study suggests that musicians seeking inspiration should put down their instruments, close their books, and start whistling, tapping, or humming their way through a tune.

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