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Coastal Sunrise: Top 3 on 3

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Here's a quick look at your Top 3 on 3 stories you'll need to know before heading out this morning.

The Federal Government is partially closed for business this morning. Just before midnight last night, the Republican controlled House amended a continuing resolution to fund the government, with a delay of the individual mandate in Obamacare. The senate swiftly tabled the motion, effectively killing the bill. At midnight eastern time, the Federal Government closed.

Plus, even as the shutdown became official, open enrollment for the Health Insurance Exchanges introduced by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act began at midnight. The Exchanges are meant to offer a marketplace for the sale and purchase of health insurance, with actual coverage beginning in January, 2014. Open enrollment also begins today for the Small Business Health Options Program, targeted to small-scale employers. Despite the opening day, officials in many states caution consumers that the new markets will likely not be fully operational for weeks or months yet.

Plus, here at home the investigation continues this morning into who shot a Savannah woman while she was working in her own backyard on Monday. Two men have been detained, but metro police have not yet determined if they are connected with the case. They say the two met the description of a pair that ran after the 62-year-old woman was shot near Atlantic Avenue and Columbus Drive. She told police she was in her yard with her dog when she saw the men in the lane behind her house; heard a shot and then felt a pain. The woman is said to be recovering this morning from non life threatening injuries.

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