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Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:04 AM EDT

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

The U.S. dollar has been the world’s reigning currency for nearly 70 years, however Washington’s brush with default this week has renewed debate about the weakening greenback and the effect its loss of value...

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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Wethersfield Elementary Principal Arrested, Placed on Leave

Wethersfield Elementary Principal Arrested, Placed on Leave

A Wethersfield elementary school principal was placed on leave Monday after his arrest over the weekend.

Newington Couple Locked Children in Cage as Punishment: PD

Newington Couple Locked Children in Cage as Punishment: PD

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Chance of Mom Surviving Boat Sinking Is Minimal: Officials

Chance of Mom Surviving Boat Sinking Is Minimal: Officials

One of two boaters from Middletown, Connecticut, who was missing for a week was found alive at sea on a life raft, but the Coast Guard is not continuing the search for his mother, who is still missing.

Debate Night: Clinton, Trump Set for High-Stakes Showdown

Debate Night: Clinton, Trump Set for High-Stakes Showdown

After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different...

3 Hospitalized After Fire Suppression System Malfunction in Deep River

3 Hospitalized After Fire Suppression System Malfunction in Deep River

A fire suppression system malfunction at a gas station in Deep River sent three people to the hospital, the fire chief said.

Ex-Governor John Rowland Reports to Prison

Ex-Governor John Rowland Reports to Prison

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland has reported to a federal prison in New York to begin serving a 2 1/2-year sentence for campaign fraud.