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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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Mom Says Woman Saved Son From Being Shot at NB Church

Mom Says Woman Saved Son From Being Shot at NB Church

Noelia Colon and her three children were attending bible study at the Arch Street Church Inglesia Cristiana El Sigue Siendo Dios, when shots were fired last Friday.

32nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival Lifts Off

32nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival Lifts Off

The 32nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival kicked off in Plainville on Friday.

State Investigates Total Wine & More Over Pricing Violation

State Investigates Total Wine & More Over Pricing Violation

The Department of Consumer Protection said it has launched an investigation into Total Wine & More and its pricing practices.

Clinton Says Controversies Behind Her; Trump Begs to Differ

Clinton Says Controversies Behind Her; Trump Begs to Differ

Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family's foundation against Donald Trump's criticism on Friday and declared she's confident there will be no major further accusations involving the foundation, her emails...

Dry Conditions Could Affect Pumpkin Crop

Dry Conditions Could Affect Pumpkin Crop

Despite Friday’s rain, the moderate drought conditions across Connecticut this summer has taken its toll on the Fall season crops. In fact, it’s been a painful pumpkin growing seasons for farmers, such as Kathy...

Man Wanted by Cheshire Police for Strangulation

Man Wanted by Cheshire Police for Strangulation

Police are searching for a man for strangulation in Cheshire.