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Congress Votes To End Shutdown, Avoid U.S. Default

Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk.

10/16/2013

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Families Of Fallen Soldiers Hit Hard By Government Shutdown

The shutdown in Washington continues. And families of fallen soldiers are being hit especially hard.

10/16/2013

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Ford’s Theatre In D.C. Reopening With Private Funds

Ford’s Theatre is reopening its doors and resuming performances with private funding, even though the government shutdown is continuing into a third week.

10/15/2013

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Md. Awaits Decision: Debt Limit Looms As Shutdown Continues

Furloughed Marylanders are waiting for a decision. A possible breakthrough in negotiations to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit could be near.

10/14/2013

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Thousands Push Through Barriers In D.C. To WWII Memorial

A march to get things going again in D.C. Thousands arrived at the National War World II Memorial, pushing through barriers Sunday morning to protest the government shutdown.

10/13/2013

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Computer Glitch Shuts Down Food Stamp Access In 15 States, Including Md.

It was a cash-only day for Marylanders who typically buy groceries with food stamps. A computer glitch caused chaos in the aisles of supermarkets here and around the country, temporarily shutting down access.

10/12/2013

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D.C. Lottery To Stop Paying Players Due To Shutdown

The D.C. Lottery’s slogan is “Lots of people win.” But until the federal shutdown is over, nobody wins.

10/11/2013

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Maryland-Based Charitable Organization Helps Families Of Fallen Military Members

A Maryland-based charitable organization steps up to help those impacted by the government shutdown at a time of devastating loss.

10/10/2013

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Man Takes Mower To National Mall During Government Shutdown

One man has taken it upon himself to mow and clean up the grounds around the Lincoln Memorial during the government shutdown.

10/10/2013

(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Charity To Pay Military Death Benefits

The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen troops, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown.

10/09/2013

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

D.C. Mayor Appeals To Reid To Free City’s Funds

Washington’s mayor confronted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the steps of the Capitol Wednesday about the federal shutdown that has imperiled the city government, eliciting a terse reply from his fellow Democrat.

10/09/2013

MONEY GENERIC

U.S. Government Work Is Losing Cachet For Some

There was a time when being a federal employee meant a steady paycheck, great benefits and pride in serving the country.

10/06/2013

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