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

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 06:54 AM CDT

Government Shutdown Threatens Marine Marathon

Government Shutdown Threatens Marine Marathon

If the federal government shutdown continues through the weekend, it will likely force the cancellation of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., according to race organizers.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 04:37 PM CDT

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

The Marine Corps Marathon is in jeopardy of cancellation if the government shutdown is not resolved this week, marathon director Rick Nealis confirmed. MCM targeted Saturday as the date to notify runners of the...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 06:23 AM CDT

Senate Leaders: "Tremendous Progress" on Shutdown Deal

Senate Leaders: "Tremendous Progress" on Shutdown Deal

Senate leaders said Monday evening that they are closing in on a deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit, as key lawmakers met o hammer out the details.

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM CDT

Debt Limit Deadline Looms as Shutdown Hits Day 14

Debt Limit Deadline Looms as Shutdown Hits Day 14

It's now day 14 of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed 350,000 federal workers and slowed economic growth. The U.S. is also just days away from losing its ability to borrow money and defaulting on...

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 08:52 AM CDT

All Eyes on Senate to End Shutdown

All Eyes on Senate to End Shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were in talks Saturday to broker a deal to end the government shutdown and avert default on the nation's debts after talks between the White...

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 02:55 AM CDT

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 12:52 PM CDT

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 09:59 AM CDT

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 07:09 AM CDT
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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 06:58 AM CDT

"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...

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Prominent Dallas Attorney Brian Loncar Found Dead

Prominent Dallas Attorney Brian Loncar Found Dead

The Dallas Medical Examiner's Office confirmed late Sunday the death of Dallas attorney Brian Loncar. The cause of death has not been released.

FBI Moves to Seize $5 Million Linked to Colleyville Murder

FBI Moves to Seize $5 Million Linked to Colleyville Murder

The FBI has filed court papers to seize $5 million in life insurance benefits linked to a group of Irish Travelers and the bizarre murder of a 72-year-old housekeeper in Colleyville two years ago.

Rawlings Files Suit to Stop Police, Fire Pension Withdrawals

Rawlings Files Suit to Stop Police, Fire Pension Withdrawals

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has filed a lawsuit to stop the Dallas Police and Fire Pension system from allowing retirees to pull their deferred retirement funds from the ailing system.

Mistrial Declared in Police Shooting of Walter Scott

Mistrial Declared in Police Shooting of Walter Scott

A mistrial has been declared in the trial of a South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the death of black motorist Walter Scott. Circuit Judge Clifton Newman declared the mistrial after a jury said...

Sinkhole Swallows Vehicles, Kills Deputy in Texas

Sinkhole Swallows Vehicles, Kills Deputy in Texas

Officials say one person has died and two others were hurt when two vehicles fell into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas.

Dallas Businesses Make Huge Angel Tree Donation

Dallas Businesses Make Huge Angel Tree Donation

Four companies that call a Victory Park high-rise home came up big for the Salvation Army Angel Tree.