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

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. The country's...

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NYC Schools Will Be Open Wednesday; MTA Service Resumes

NYC Schools Will Be Open Wednesday; MTA Service Resumes

Travel bans across the tri-state area were lifted Tuesday morning and subways slowly roared back to life, hours after a debilitating winter storm pelted the region with blinding snow and icy winds and forced...

BLIZZARD GUIDE: When Roads, Rails and Schools Will Reopen

BLIZZARD GUIDE: When Roads, Rails and Schools Will Reopen

The tri-state is beginning to dig out from a blizzard that walloped parts of the tri-state with more than two feet of snow and forced one of the busiest regions in the world to grind to a near halt.

Snow Totals in Your Neighborhood

Snow Totals in Your Neighborhood

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Teen Dies in Sledding Accident During Blizzard: Police

Teen Dies in Sledding Accident During Blizzard: Police

A teenager died after being injured in a sledding accident Monday night on Long Island during a massive snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the area, according to Suffolk police.

Stunning Time-lapse Captures Storm in Columbus Circle

Stunning Time-lapse Captures Storm in Columbus Circle

NBC News digital producer John Makely compiled a time-lapse video of the snowstorm in Columbus Circle from the 48th floor of the Mandarin Oriental.