Bull

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Abby Zimet

The shutdown may have furloughed 800,000 federal employees, cut back Head Start and workplace safety, and denied death benefits and burial expenses to the families of four soldiers killed this weekend in Afghanistan, but it hasn't stopped the Utah National Guard from getting its new $47,174 mechanical bull on Monday, as previously ordered, to help attract recruits at fairs. Unreal.

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