• Government shutdown having effects N.C. Marine's funeral

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    The government shutdown is having a devastating effect on the family of a North Carolina-based Marine who was killed in Afghanistan.

    Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Collins Jr., 19, was killed during combat over the weekend.

    However, his family will not receive the money typically sent to families within 36 hours of a troop’s death.

    That money can be used for the family to meet their loved one’s body when it is flown back, and to pay for funeral expenses.

    Tuesday, Congress members from both parties called on the Department of Defense to give Collins’ family the $100,000 payment.

    Some charities are helping the family until Congress reaches a deal.

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