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

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 05:04 AM PDT

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

The U.S. dollar has been the world’s reigning currency for nearly 70 years, however Washington’s brush with default this week has renewed debate about the weakening greenback and the effect its loss of value...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 04:14 AM PDT

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 08:55 PM PDT

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 05:23 AM PDT

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 08:40 PM PDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 01:39 PM PDT

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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Ex-Attorney Pleads Guilty in Bizarre Vallejo Kidnapping

Ex-Attorney Pleads Guilty in Bizarre Vallejo Kidnapping

A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney pleaded guilty Thursday to kidnapping in a bizarre case that police in California initially dismissed as a hoax.

Knott's Berry Farm Closes Attraction Amid Accusations

Knott's Berry Farm Closes Attraction Amid Accusations

A Halloween attraction at two California amusement parks has been closed amid accusations that it was offensive to the mentally ill.

'Huge Bang': 1 Dead, 108 Hurt in NJ Train Crash

'Huge Bang': 1 Dead, 108 Hurt in NJ Train Crash

A woman died and more than 100 other people were hurt when an NJ Transit train crashed into the station in Hoboken at the height of Thursday's morning rush, leaving twisted piles of metal and cables and causing...

2 Special-Needs Children Given Bleach Through Feeding Tubes

2 Special-Needs Children Given Bleach Through Feeding Tubes

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Governor Signs DUI Ignition Interlock Bill Into Law

Governor Signs DUI Ignition Interlock Bill Into Law

Drunk driving offenders in California will be required to install an ignition interlock on their vehicles that connects to a breathalyzer under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday.

Brown Signs Bill For Background Checks on Uber, Lyft Drivers

Brown Signs Bill For Background Checks on Uber, Lyft Drivers

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