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

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 12:55 AM PDT

D.C. Lotto Winners Can't Cash in Due to Shutdown

D.C. Lotto Winners Can't Cash in Due to Shutdown

Anyone hoping that winning the Washington, D.C. Lottery could make up for income lost in the government shutdown is officially out of luck. D.C. Lottery officials announced Friday afternoon that they would no...

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 10:52 AM PDT

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 07:59 AM PDT

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 lives...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 05:09 AM PDT
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By Vishal Persaud

Government Shutdown's Unexpected Effects

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

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Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 04:58 AM PDT

"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 06:59 PM PDT

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 08:49 PM PDT

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 05:11 AM PDT

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 05:31 PM PDT

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 06:30 AM PDT

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.

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Family Reunited After Toddlers Found Safe Inside Stolen Car
Family Reunited After Toddlers Found Safe Inside Stolen Car

A family was reunited Friday morning after two missing boys were found safe no more than 10 miles away from where a thief took their babysitter's car with the two toddlers still inside.

NASCAR Returns to Southern California This Weekend
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Armed Man Escapes Winnetka Home in Barricade
Armed Man Escapes Winnetka Home in Barricade

An armed man escaped through the back door of a Winnetka home and remained at large as members of a Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team held positions outside of it for hours Friday morning.

Trump on Health Care Vote: 'We'll See What Happens'
Trump on Health Care Vote: 'We'll See What Happens'

President Donald Trump said "we'll see what happens" Friday morning as the Republican health care overhaul cleared a procedural hurdle on the way to a climactic vote on the bill later in the day. Republicans were plunging ahead to repeal and replace Obamacare despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for Trump and his GOP allies in Congress. Debate began hours after White House officials told fractious GOP lawmakers at a Thursday night Capitol meeting that Trump was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and would move on to the rest of his agenda, win or lose. "We'll see what happens," Trump said in response to a reporter's question about what happens if the vote on the Republican-backed health care bill fails in the House. Asked if House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., should remain as speaker if the bill fails, Trump said, "Yes."

ICE Agent Suspected of Helping Mexican Illegally Enter U.S.
ICE Agent Suspected of Helping Mexican Illegally Enter U.S.

A special agent with U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) has been arrested, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California (CDCA).