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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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Family Identifies Man Killed in East Haven Plane Crash

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Wethersfield Police Investigating Incident Involving 2 Off-Duty Troopers

Wethersfield Police Investigating Incident Involving 2 Off-Duty Troopers

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Voters Trust Media, Courts More Than President: Polls

Voters Trust Media, Courts More Than President: Polls

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Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protections for transgender students that instructed schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. Stepping into an emotional national debate, the administration came down on the side of states' rights, lifting federal guidelines that had been issued by the Obama administration and characterized by Republicans as a legal overreach.

'Move Over' Laws on Highways Could be Expanded

'Move Over' Laws on Highways Could be Expanded

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Middletown Father Found Guilty of 7-Month-Old Son's Murder

Middletown Father Found Guilty of 7-Month-Old Son's Murder

Jurors have found a Middletown father guilty of murder in the death of his 7-month-old son, who prosecutors said he threw off the Arrigoni Bridge in 2015.