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An early morning jogger is pictured at the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool at sunrise in Washington, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. government shutdown starts; Congress deadlock remains

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on Tuesday for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.

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