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Oct 18,2013 at 11:40 PM EST


The 16-day government shutdown cost the economy jobs, delayed mortgages and lost retail sales - at least $12 billion worth, and maybe as much as $24 billion.

As federal workers returned to work Thursday, statisticians and business...
Oct 19,2013 at 2:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) - A day after most furloughed federal employees went back to work, the Smithsonian's National Zoo is open to visitors again.

The zoo opened its gates Friday morning. Zoo director Dennis Kelly greeted visitors at the...
Oct 18,2013 at 3:22 PM EST
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- U.S. Capitol Police say a report on the Navy Yard shootings due to be completed by Oct. 21 will be delayed.

According to officials, on Sept. 18 the Capitol Police Board established a Fact Review Team to look into the fa...
Oct 18,2013 at 2:43 PM EST

As soon as lawmakers in Washington brokered a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, President Obama urged Congress to "put the last three weeks behind us" and move forward with the fiscal plan it agreed to."

"We now...
Oct 18,2013 at 2:43 PM EST

 

The 16-day government shutdown cost the economy jobs, delayed mortgages and lost retail sales - at least $12 billion worth, and maybe as much as $24 billion.

As federal workers returned to work Thursday, statisticians and...
Oct 18,2013 at 2:44 PM EST

(USA TODAY) -- Vice President Joe Biden went on a morale-boosting mission this morning. He welcomed back federal employees at the Environmental Protection Agency who were furloughed during the 16-day partial government shutdown.

See...
Oct 17,2013 at 12:45 PM EST
Crews were out removing barricades that surrounded National Park Service memorials and monuments.
Oct 17,2013 at 12:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Good news for anyone who is holding on to a winning DC Lottery ticket: The DC Lottery has resumed normal business operations.

You may remember that during the government shutdown D.C. lottery officials weren't...
Oct 17,2013 at 2:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The 38th Marine Corps Marathon will be held as scheduled after being threatened by the government shutdown.

Director of the Marathon, Richard Nealis released the following statement:

A special thank you...
Oct 17,2013 at 2:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tourism sites around Washington are preparing to welcome visitors again as the 16-day partial government shutdown ends.

Some sites plan to open to visitors Thursday, just hours after a deal was struck to reopen the...
Oct 17,2013 at 2:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) - The deal to end the federal government shutdown includes a victory for the District of Columbia government.

The bill signed early Thursday by the president funds the government through Jan. 15, but it allows the...
Oct 17,2013 at 2:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote after she began shouting.

The woman was yelling from the rostrum Wednesday just below where...
Oct 16,2013 at 10:57 PM EST
The Senate race between Booker and Lonegan is seen by many as a chance to make a statement on what is happening in Washington
Oct 17,2013 at 2:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is thanking Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate for passing a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert a default.

Obama says if and when the House approves the bill,...
Oct 17,2013 at 2:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- As the folks on Capitol Hill come closer to ending the government shutdown, the folks running in the 38th Marine Corps Marathon are getting more excited.

The Marathon is scheduled for next Sunday, October 27th....