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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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Wintry Mix Could Cause Problems Tonight

Wintry Mix Could Cause Problems Tonight

NBC Connecticut has issued a First Alert for Tuesday for northern Connecticut because of the threat of freezing rain and sleet.

Bobcat Killed After Attacking 3 People in Colchester

Bobcat Killed After Attacking 3 People in Colchester

A sickly looking bobcat attacked three women at a Connecticut farm run by a social service organization in Colchester Tuesday morning and has been put down, according to officials at the scene.

Fairfield Teacher Accused of Exposing Himself to Student

Fairfield Teacher Accused of Exposing Himself to Student

A Fairfield Warde High School teacher has been charged with risk of injury and public indecency after he was accused of exposing himself to a female student in school, according to Fairfield police.

After 3 Years, MH370 Search Ends With No Plane

After 3 Years, MH370 Search Ends With No Plane

After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration Tuesday, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a...

Suspects, 1 in Cookie Monster Sweatshirt, Rob Norwalk Store

Suspects, 1 in Cookie Monster Sweatshirt, Rob Norwalk Store

Two armed men, including one donning a Cookie Monster sweatshirt, robbed a variety store in Norwalk on Saturday.

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President Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material. Manning — then known as Bradley — was locked...