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

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...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 01:12 PM EDT

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

After the 16-day government shutdown, parks and museums closed during the government shutdown will reopen. All national parks -- from Yosemite to Shenandoah National Park -- will reopen Thursday.

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Pounding Rain, Wind Cause Flooding, Power Outages in NJ

Pounding Rain, Wind Cause Flooding, Power Outages in NJ

Heavy rain and strong winds ravaged several New Jersey communities Saturday, rendering roadways impassable and leaving thousands without electric power.

Officials Believe 16 Died in Texas Balloon Crash <br />

Officials Believe 16 Died in Texas Balloon Crash

Authorities say at least 16 people were on board a hot air balloon that caught fire and crashed near Austin Saturday. Officials say there appear to be no survivors.

Thousands See and Sniff Stinky Flower at Botanical Garden

Thousands See and Sniff Stinky Flower at Botanical Garden

A stench comparable to that of a dead body has been the sweet smell of success for the exhibit of an Amorphophallus titanum at the New York Botanical Garden.

Man Critically Injured When Thrown From Vehicle in Crash

Man Critically Injured When Thrown From Vehicle in Crash

A man thrown from a vehicle was among a half a dozen people sent to the hospital after two cars crashed early Saturday morning in the South Bronx, police said.

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Sex Suit Against Derrick Rose

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Sex Suit Against Derrick Rose

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging New York Knicks player Derrick Rose and two friends drugged and gang-raped a woman.

DNC Staffers Secured Tickets to Obama Rutgers Address: Email

DNC Staffers Secured Tickets to Obama Rutgers Address: Email

Democratic National Committee staffers claimed to have secured tickets for a party booster to President Obama’s Rutgers University commencement address in May – where students were allotted just three guests...