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

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 07:04 AM CDT

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 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 06:27 PM CDT

Cheers as Shutdown Ends; Fears for the Next One

Cheers as Shutdown Ends; Fears for the Next One

Several Downtown Dallas business say they're happy to see federal workers return to work after the government shutdown ended.

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Black-Eyed Pea Restaurants Temporarily Close

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Dallas Police Search for Critical Missing 40-Year-Old Man

Dallas Police Search for Critical Missing 40-Year-Old Man

Police ask for the public's help finding a 40-year-old man who went missing in Dallas Tuesday night.

Suspect in Deadly Shootings Near Dallas in Custody: Police

Suspect in Deadly Shootings Near Dallas in Custody: Police

The man suspected of killing two people and injuring another in North Texas late Sunday has been arrested Tuesday near Austin, police say.

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Dies at 93

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Dies at 93

Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his...

Possible Bone, Blood Found at Home of Accused Killer

Possible Bone, Blood Found at Home of Accused Killer

A search warrant indicates that detectives found knives, guns and possible blood and bone evidence at the home of a man accused of killing and burning a Texas Woman's University student.

Bystanders Help Arrest Man Accused of Stealing Charity Jar

Bystanders Help Arrest Man Accused of Stealing Charity Jar

A Plano police detective is thanking two men who helped him arrest a theft suspect last week.