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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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Two Children Dead After Found in Hot Car in Parker County
Two Children Dead After Found in Hot Car in Parker County

The Parker County Sheriff's Department is investigating the deaths of two young children, a brother and sister, found inside a locked car outside their home Friday afternoon.

Man Arrested in FW Murder Killed Woman Found in Lake: PD
Man Arrested in FW Murder Killed Woman Found in Lake: PD

Reginald Gerard Kimbro now faces capital murder charges in the death of Megan Getrum, her body was found in Lake Ray Hubbard in April. He also is charged with killing Molly Matheson in Fort Worth.

TX AG's Office Will Not Allow DCS to Restructure Bond Debt
TX AG's Office Will Not Allow DCS to Restructure Bond Debt

The Texas Attorney General's Office has informed Dallas County Schools it will not be allowed to restructure its bond debt.

After Trip's Final Day, Trump to Return to Tumult at Home
After Trip's Final Day, Trump to Return to Tumult at Home

President Donald Trump says he'll make a final decision on whether the U.S. will stay in the Paris climate agreement next week. Trump's surprise announcement, in the form of a tweet on the final day of his...

George W. Bush and Bono Hang Out at the Crawford Ranch
George W. Bush and Bono Hang Out at the Crawford Ranch

Before he performs with his band Friday night in Arlington, the lead singer of U2 was busy visiting a former president earlier in the day.

Mansfield School Evacuated After Student's Phone Explodes
Mansfield School Evacuated After Student's Phone Explodes

Firefighters say a middle school in Mansfield was evacuated after a student's phone exploded Friday morning.