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

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

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.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 03:39 PM CDT

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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Friends Pray for Fort Worth Doctor Diagnosed with Ebola

Colleagues of Dr. Kent Brantly describe him as a good person and great doctor. Brantly is being treated for Ebola. He was diagnosed after going to Liberia to help contain an outbreak there.

Pieces of Plane Fall From Sky, Hits House

Pieces of Plane Fall From Sky, Hits House

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North Texas Man Suspected of Mailing Hoax Letters: Feds

North Texas Man Suspected of Mailing Hoax Letters: Feds

A North Texas man is accused of sending hundreds of envelopes containing white powder, according to the United States attorney's office.

Proposed TX Migrant Children Shelter Would Be US's Largest

Proposed TX Migrant Children Shelter Would Be US's Largest

Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold unaccompanied children who enter the country illegally.

FAA Proposes $12M Fine on Southwest

FAA Proposes $12M Fine on Southwest

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Jury Says it is Stuck in Ventura Case After 5 days

Jury Says it is Stuck in Ventura Case After 5 days

The jury weighing former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle told the judge Monday they didn't think they could reach a unanimous verdict, but he...