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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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President Trump: 'It's Going to Be Only America First'

President Trump: 'It's Going to Be Only America First'

Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, took the oath of office Friday to become the 45th president of the United...

Police Search for Shooter After Homicide in Hartford

Police Search for Shooter After Homicide in Hartford

A 37-year-old man was shot and killed in Hartford on Friday and police are investigating the case as a homicide and searching for the shooter.

Hot Tomato's in Hartford Closes

Hot Tomato's in Hartford Closes

Hot Tomato's in Hartford has closed after more than 30 years.

Guilford Police Arrest Suspects in ID Theft Along I-95 Corridor

Guilford Police Arrest Suspects in ID Theft Along I-95 Corridor

Guilford police arrested three people suspected in a credit card skimming and identity theft operation and said they are suspected of similar crimes along the Interstate 95 corridor.

#MAGA: Twitter Reacts to Donald Trump's Inauguration

#MAGA: Twitter Reacts to Donald Trump's Inauguration

A mix of emotions streamed down Twitter timelines as President Donald J. Trump was sworn in Friday. “We are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you the people," Trump said in his...