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

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 06:14 AM CDT

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 10:55 PM CDT

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 07:23 AM CDT

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 10:40 PM CDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 03:39 PM CDT

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 12:12 PM CDT

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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2 Charged in Shooting Death of Dwyane Wade's Cousin

2 Charged in Shooting Death of Dwyane Wade's Cousin

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Johnson: If You Have 'Magic' to Stop Violence 'Please Share'

Johnson: If You Have 'Magic' to Stop Violence 'Please Share'

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Chicago Bears Trim Roster as Training Camp Cuts Begin

Chicago Bears Trim Roster as Training Camp Cuts Begin

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A shooting victim trying to drive himself to the hospital caused a car crash that left four others, including two children, wounded on Sunday, according to Chicago police. Just after 12 p.m....

Trump Could Clarify Policy in Speech on Wednesday

Trump Could Clarify Policy in Speech on Wednesday

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced he'll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise...

9 Dead, 40 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

9 Dead, 40 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

Nine people were killed and at least 40 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday, police said. Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, was shot to death...