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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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Autism Speaks Co-Founder, Former NBC CEO's Wife Dies

Autism Speaks Co-Founder, Former NBC CEO's Wife Dies

The co-founder of Autism speaks and wife of a former NBC CEO, Suzanne Wright, died on Friday afternoon in her Fairfield, Connecticut home, the organization's website said.