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Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:04 AM EDT

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

The U.S. dollar has been the world’s reigning currency for nearly 70 years, however Washington’s brush with default this week has renewed debate about the weakening greenback and the effect its loss of value...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 07:14 AM EDT

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

Life began to return to normal as the federal government reopened its doors after the 16-day partial shutdown that culminated in a late-night rush to pass a bill and avoid a default on the nation's debt. Federal...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM EDT

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers were ordered back on the job Thursday after Congress ended the 16-day government shutdown with a last-minute deal that also averted a debt default.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 08:23 AM EDT

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What's the cost of a shutdown? That's still unclear, but the number will reach into the billions.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM EDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 04:39 PM EDT

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

President Obama said "there are no winners here" after lawmakers reached a last-minute agreement to reopen the government after a 16-day shutdown and avert default. The fiscal showdowns had inflicted "completely...

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Police Hunt for 2 Men in Killing of Queens Deli Worker

Police Hunt for 2 Men in Killing of Queens Deli Worker

Police are searching for two men in connection to the shooting death of a Queens deli worker during a robbery attempt Saturday morning, authorities said.

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Killed in Boating Accident

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Killed in Boating Accident

Jose Fernandez, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24. Authorities said...

Father, Friends to Honor Slain Howard Beach Runner at 5K Run

Father, Friends to Honor Slain Howard Beach Runner at 5K Run

Family and friends of the Howard Beach runner Karina Vetrano, who was killed in August during a neighborhood jog, plan to run in her honor at the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk Sunday in Brooklyn.

Charlotte Police Release Portions of Scott Shooting Footage

Charlotte Police Release Portions of Scott Shooting Footage

Charlotte police released dramatic video footage Saturday that shows officers surrounding a black man with his hands at his side before shots are fired and he buckles to the ground. It's unclear if there was...

Wash. Mall Shooting Suspect Was 'Zombie-Like' During Arrest

Wash. Mall Shooting Suspect Was 'Zombie-Like' During Arrest

The suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five dead is in custody, authorities said. He was identified at at a press conference Saturday night as 20-year-old Arcan Cetin, a resident of Oak...

Actor Famous for 'Radio Raheem' Role Dies

Actor Famous for 'Radio Raheem' Role Dies

Bill Nunn, the actor most famous for his role as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," died Saturday at his home in Pittsburgh, Lee announced on Instagram. He was 63.