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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...

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Security Breach at JFK, 11 People Not Screened: Officials

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Girl Plays 1st Game on Boys Basketball Team After Expulsion

Girl Plays 1st Game on Boys Basketball Team After Expulsion

A New Jersey seventh grader finally hit the hardwood with her school's boys basketball team on Sunday after her parents took her school to court fighting for her right to play.

NY Pays $3M to Family of Molested Boy

NY Pays $3M to Family of Molested Boy

New York state is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream."

Trump Taps Lt. Gen. McMaster as National Security Adviser

Trump Taps Lt. Gen. McMaster as National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump has picked Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to succeed Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, Trump said Monday. He made the announcement at Mar-a-Lago, flanked by McMaster and the acting adviser, retired Army Gen. Keith Kellogg. Kellogg will stay on as McMaster's chief of staff, Trump said. "He's a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience," Trump said of McMaster. "He is highly respected by everybody in the military." The president, who has no military experience, has shown a preference for generals in the top security roles.

Newly Raised Bayonne Bridge Opens to Drivers

Newly Raised Bayonne Bridge Opens to Drivers

The Bayonne Bridge connecting Bayonne, New Jersey, to Staten Island, New York, opened Monday after years of work to raise the deck, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said.

Minority Students More Likely to Be Suspended or Arrested

Minority Students More Likely to Be Suspended or Arrested

Araceli Quintero says she was trying to be a peacemaker in her New York high school last year when trouble erupted.