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Government Shutdown

Pentagon: Most Furloughed Civilians Ordered Back

The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.

10/05/2013

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Tensions Reach Boiling Point As Government Shutdown Heads Into Weekend

President Obama wants a temporary bill on his desk with no strings attached. That’s the message he is sending to House Republicans, as the partial government shutdown heads into the weekend.

10/04/2013

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Air Force, Navy End Unusual Week On Football Field

Air Force and Navy will meet on the football field Saturday after an unusual week of preparation that saw emotions swing from disappointment to elation.

10/04/2013

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President Obama Cancels Trip To Asia As Government Shutdown Enters 4th Day

Late Thursday night, President Obama cancels a planned trip to Asia, with no end to the government shutdown in sight.

10/03/2013

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8-Year-Old Cancer Patient Among Those Affected By Government Shutdown

Every week, hundreds of patients, including children, are admitted to new clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health. Now many are losing hope as the government shutdown continues.

10/03/2013

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Army, Navy & Air Force Football On This Weekend

Football is on for Army, Navy and Air Force this weekend although some other service academy sports are still suspended because of the government shutdown.

10/03/2013

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Nasty D.C. Commutes Go On Furlough, Too

The government shutdown is taking some of the sting from parts of the D.C. region’s notoriously nasty commute.

10/03/2013

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Government Shutdown Halts Ford’s Theatre Play

Ford’s Theatre has canceled performances of “The Laramie Project” because the theater must close during the government shutdown, but it will present two free performances at a nearby church.

10/03/2013

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Government Shutdown Won’t Halt Navy/Air Force Football Game

Some of those hardest hit by the shutdown are military service academies. This weekend’s big Navy/Air Force game had been in limbo…until Wednesday night! Military sources say the Midshipmen will take the field after all.

10/02/2013

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Metrorail Ridership Drops 22 Percent With Shutdown

Metro says it is seeing a 22 percent drop in rail ridership due to the federal government shutdown.

10/02/2013

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Shutdown Leaves Thousands In D.C. Area In Limbo

The usually bustling District of Columbia will be uniquely affected Wednesday by the first government shutdown in 17 years, with thousands of federal employees who make up the backbone of the metro area’s workforce ordered not to report to work.

10/02/2013

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Tourists Find Sites Barricaded On National Mall

The museums that draw millions of visitors to the National Mall closed their doors Tuesday, memorials were barricaded and trash will go uncollected in the nation’s most-visited national park due to the first government shutdown in 17 years.

10/02/2013

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