Excited For Some Funtimes Govt Shutdown?

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A philanthropic organization with $30 million to invest in Clark County will officially launch at an event Tuesday night in Winchester. [H-L]

Scientists now believe it’s “extremely likely” that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming, a long-term trend that is clear despite a recent plateau in the temperatures, an international climate panel said Friday. [HuffPo]

In the past two weeks, Ric Bessin has found almost 100 stink bugs outside his house, and he’s sure some have gotten inside too. [C-J/AKN]

The U.S. government may have headed off some of the most dire predictions about the “sequester,” but over seven months, the across-the-board spending cut has thrown sand into the gears of the economic recovery. [Reuters]

The Blue Herron Mining Camp sits right smack in the middle of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. It’s one of many places in McCreary County that will be closed if the government shuts down. [WKYT]

US justice authorities are facing calls for new rules on drone surveillance after it was revealed the FBI has been deploying unmanned aircraft since 2006. [BBC]

The uninsured can start enrolling for health insurance on Tuesday. A lot of people have questions about the Health Benefit Exchange. [WDRB]

Yes, many Republicans are this openly stupid. And that pollster really wasted time and money on that bizarre-o question. [TPM]

Five defendants arrested last month in what authorities described as a Detroit-to-Kentucky drug-trafficking operation were among those named in a round of indictments returned recently by a Greenup County grand jury. [Ashland Independent]

With members of Congress still working to reach an agreement on spending, the U.S. government shut down at 12 a.m. ET on Tuesday. [HuffPo]

A federal appeals court is scheduled in November to hear the case of an Iraqi man sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to terrorism charges. [H-L]

The House GOP’s 11th hour gambit prior to a government shutdown Monday night was rejected by Senate Democrats who saw it for what it was: a Republican attempt to use the funding deadline to extract unilateral policy concessions they cannot normally achieve. [TPM]

It was one of those rare moments when two events, not far apart in distance, offered startling contrasts and helpful perspective. [C-J/AKN]