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

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

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 08:29 AM EDT

Federal Contractors Await Reduced Paychecks, Not Back Pay

Federal Contractors Await Reduced Paychecks, Not Back Pay

Federal workers may be eager for that next paycheck, and they have more reason to be than government contractors that won't be reimbursed for their days off.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM EDT

How It Works: Paychecks, Back Pay for Fed Workers

How It Works: Paychecks, Back Pay for Fed Workers

Back to work after 17 days off without pay, federal employees have ongoing questions about their paychecks.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:39 PM EDT

D.C. Lottery Starts Paying Out Prizes Again

D.C. Lottery Starts Paying Out Prizes Again

The waiting period for cashing winning lottery tickets in the District of Columbia is over.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM EDT

Federal Workers to Get Back Pay in Next Paycheck

Federal Workers to Get Back Pay in Next Paycheck

Federal workers who were furloughed or worked without pay during the shutdown will get back pay in their next paychecks, which for most employees come Oct. 29.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM EDT

Panda Cub Weighs Five Pounds; Eyes Opened

Panda Cub Weighs Five Pounds; Eyes Opened

Zookeepers provided the first updates on its growing panda cub Thursday morning, hours after the government shutdown ended.

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...

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 05:37 PM EDT

Marine Corps Marathon to Go On as Planned

Marine Corps Marathon to Go On as Planned

With the government shutdown over, the Marine Corps Marathon will go on as planned, marathon director Rick Nealis announced Thursday morning.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 01:12 PM EDT

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

After more than two weeks, parks and museums closed during the government shutdown reopened Thursday.

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'So Devastating': Md. Community Grieving After 3 Killed

'So Devastating': Md. Community Grieving After 3 Killed

Three people were shot and killed at a home in District Heights, Maryland, Friday night, police said.

PGA Tour Cancels Greenbrier Classic Amid W.Va. Flood

PGA Tour Cancels Greenbrier Classic Amid W.Va. Flood

The PGA Tour canceled the Greenbrier Classic, scheduled for July 7-10, on Saturday because of devastating flooding in West Virginia.

Trooper Injured During Crash on I-270

Trooper Injured During Crash on I-270

Montgomery County police said a Maryland State Police trooper was involved in the crash. Montgomery County Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer said the cruiser was on the shoulder of the road when it was...

24 Dead as Historic Floods Swamp West Virginia

24 Dead as Historic Floods Swamp West Virginia

The heavy rains that pummeled West Virginia resulted in at least 24 deaths, leaving families homeless with the tearful realization that they're starting from scratch. About six buses full of people whose...

What Stands Between Trump and a US Brexit Effect

What Stands Between Trump and a US Brexit Effect

Even as Donald Trump drew parallels on Friday between the British vote to leave the European Union and the American presidential election, migration experts and activists cautioned against too close a comparison...

Baltimore Police Union Criticized for Tweets After Acquittal

Baltimore Police Union Criticized for Tweets After Acquittal

Baltimore's police chief and City Council president are criticizing the city's police union for online posts that appeared to celebrate an officer's acquittal in the death of a 25-year-old black man.