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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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Balconies Collapse at Long Island Apartment Complex

Balconies Collapse at Long Island Apartment Complex

Half a dozen balconies collapsed at a Long Beach apartment building Tuesday, authorities say.

SUV Consumed as Sinkhole Devours Upper West Side Streets

SUV Consumed as Sinkhole Devours Upper West Side Streets

A water main break on the Upper West Side flooded nearby streets and basements, cut water to multiple apartment buildings, and sent an SUV plunging into an Amsterdam Avenue sinkhole.

New York Changes, Expands the Meaning of 'Parent'

New York Changes, Expands the Meaning of 'Parent'

What is a parent? The answer may seem obvious, but in New York state the definition changed on Tuesday in a nod to the modern family.

Prep School Assault Survivor: 'Not Ashamed or Afraid'

Prep School Assault Survivor: 'Not Ashamed or Afraid'

The victim in the Owen Labrie sex assault case publicly revealed her identity on NBC's "Today" show Tuesday morning and said she hopes that the man who assaulted her gets help. "I want everyone to know that...

Inferno Engulfs Gap Distribution Center in New York

Inferno Engulfs Gap Distribution Center in New York

A 990,000 square-foot Gap distribution center north of New York City caught fire Monday night, sending smoke and raging flames into the air, and initial estimates suggest millions in clothing and equipment were...

Fields of Green: Inside a NY Medical Marijuana Grow House

Fields of Green: Inside a NY Medical Marijuana Grow House

Tucked in the rolling hills of Orange County, New York, inside a row of anonymous buildings and behind doors bristling with security, is an operation few have ever seen.