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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

Black-eyed Pea Restaurants Temporarily Close

At least two Black-eyed Pea restaurants have temporarily closed less than a year after the restaurants' ownership group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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.

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.

Congress Overrides Obama's Veto of Sept. 11 Bill

Congress Overrides Obama's Veto of Sept. 11 Bill

Congress has rejected a veto by President Barack Obama for the first time since he became president. The House voted 348-77 Wednesday to override his veto of legislation and allow the families of Sept. 11...

Woman, 37, Found Dead on Austin Trail Hit By Lightning

Woman, 37, Found Dead on Austin Trail Hit By Lightning

Investigators say a 37-year-old woman found dead on a trail in Austin had been struck by lightning.

US to Send More Troops to Iraq to Help With Mosul

US to Send More Troops to Iraq to Help With Mosul

President Barack Obama is preparing to send more troops to Iraq to help reclaim the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The troops will train and advise Iraqi forces as...