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

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 12:52 PM CDT

Statue of Liberty Reopens Amid Federal Shutdown

Statue of Liberty Reopens Amid Federal Shutdown

The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public Sunday after the state agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the federal government shutdown. Ferry trips from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 09:59 AM CDT

Voices of the Shutdown: What It Means to Workers

Voices of the Shutdown: What It Means to Workers

As many federal workers around the nation watch the shutdown creep toward a third week, they shared their experiences of abrupt pay cuts, worries about bills and rent and what they're doing now that the...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 07:09 AM CDT
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By Vishal Persaud

Government Shutdown's Unexpected Effects

While there were plenty of serious effects on Americans from the government...View gallery

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Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 06:58 AM CDT

"Constitution" Rally Truckers Slow Beltway Traffic

 "Constitution" Rally Truckers Slow Beltway Traffic

Dozens of drivers of tractor-trailers and pickup trucks expressed their frustration over trucking industry regulations and the government shutdown Friday in a way that was guaranteed to get attention: They...

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 08:59 PM CDT

Talks Continue on Capitol Hill as Shutdown Drags On

Talks Continue on Capitol Hill as Shutdown Drags On

Senate Republicans met with President Barack Obama at the White House Friday amid optimism that an end to the partial government shutdown -- now on day 11 --- might be in sight.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 10:49 PM CDT

GOP Suffers As It Takes Rap for Shutdown: Poll

GOP Suffers As It Takes Rap for Shutdown: Poll

Yes, most Americans might want to vote out the whole of Congress, but in the same NBC News poll, they made no bones about which party they blame for the shutdown mess the U.S. now faces.

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 07:11 AM CDT

Last of Pre-Shutdown Pay Arriving for Fed Workers

Last of Pre-Shutdown Pay Arriving for Fed Workers

On Friday, many federal employees will receive their last paychecks for the foreseeable future, and those paychecks will be for less than half the usual amount. Due to the government shutdown, the pay period...

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 07:31 PM CDT

Shutdown Means No New Craft Beer

Shutdown Means No New Craft Beer

Another casualty of the government shutdown: New beers from craft breweries. The shutdown has shuttered an obscure government agencies that approves new breweries, beer recipes and labels — and for craft...

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 08:30 AM CDT

Obama Signs Bill to Fund Fallen Soldier Death Benefits

Obama Signs Bill to Fund Fallen Soldier Death Benefits

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that would let emergency death benefit payments to the families of fallen soldiers resume, despite the government shutdown, the White House said late Thursday.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:51 AM CDT

Marine Posted Shutdown Frustrations Days Before Death

Marine Posted Shutdown Frustrations Days Before Death

One of the American service members whose family is being denied death benefits because of the shutdown, voiced his frustrations with Washington on Facebook, just days before his death, NBC News reported.

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Dwyane Wade's Cousin Fatally Shot Pushing Stroller

Dwyane Wade's Cousin Fatally Shot Pushing Stroller

A woman was shot to death while pushing a child in a stroller on Chicago's South Side, police said Friday, and family identified the victim as a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade.

Cubs' Kris Bryant Fuels MVP Speculation With Big Night in LA

Cubs' Kris Bryant Fuels MVP Speculation With Big Night in LA

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is on a tear that players dream of, and he's putting himself in contention for some pretty serious hardware.

2 Dead, 1 Critically Hurt in Fire on Chicago's South Side

2 Dead, 1 Critically Hurt in Fire on Chicago's South Side

A fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood early Saturday left two people dead and another in critical condition, according to fire officials. The fire occurred in the 5400 block of South Laflin and...

Suburban Mom Released From Prison During Appeal

Suburban Mom Released From Prison During Appeal

Bonnie Liltz, the chronically ill Schaumburg mother sentenced to four years in prison for the death of her severely disabled daughter, has been released pending an appellate review of her sentencing.

49ers QB Kaepernick Refuses To Stand During National Anthem

49ers QB Kaepernick Refuses To Stand During National Anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did not stand for the playing of the national anthem before his team’s preseason game Friday against Green Bay. After the game, he told NFL Media in an exclusive...

4 Dead, 16 Wounded in First 12 Hours of Weekend Violence

4 Dead, 16 Wounded in First 12 Hours of Weekend Violence

Fifteen shootings were recorded in the first 12 hours of Chicago’s weekend that left four people dead and another 16 wounded across the city. Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane...