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Government Open Again, Obama Bemoans Senseless Damage

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President Obama signed a bill shortly after midnight that ended a 16-day government shutdown. More>>

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Senator: Deal to Avoid Default and Open Government

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Senate leaders reached last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. More>>

Boehner Offering Obama Short-Term Debt Extension

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Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government's ability to borrow money for six weeks. More>>

Fisher House Provides Benefits for Veterans’ Families Video included

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The Fisher House Foundation is making sure that veterans' families are taken care of, even during the partial government shutdown. More>>

Government Shutdown Cancels Major Events at Ft. Lee Video included

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Oktoberfest, Fort Lee's Run for the Fallen and the Army's Best Warrior Competition are now all on the back burner because Fort Lee simply doesn't have the funds or resources to make them happen. More>>

Poll: GOP Gets the Blame in Shutdown

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Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown as public esteem sinks for all players in the impasse. More>>

Government Shutdown Interrupts Tourists’ Travels Video included

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The government shutdown is taking a toll on tourists, who are now left with little to do in the nation's capital. More>>

Obama to Boehner: 'Prove it'

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Is it a glimmer of hope, or more rhetoric as the deadline for possible government default gets closer? More>>

Domestic Violence Programs in Danger of Losing Funding

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Due to the government shutdown, programs like Safe Harbor are scrambling to stretch federal funding for as long as they can. More>>

Shutdown Scuttles Annual Fall Pony Roundup in Va.

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An annual roundup of wild ponies on the Eastern Shore of Virginia has been cancelled due to the government shutdown. More>>

With D.C. Monuments Closed, Tourists Head to Richmond

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Not everyone is feeling the pinch of the government shutdown; some Virginia businesses are taking advantage and cashing in. More>>

Fort Lee's Furloughed Civilian Employees Recalled To Work.

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FORT LEE, Va. – The majority of Fort Lee's furloughed Department of Defense civilian employees are being recalled to work. The recall was directed by DoD Secretary Chuck Hagel, who announced Saturday that More>>

No Shutdown Deal in Sight After White House Meeting Video included

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President Obama and leaders of both houses of Congress left a meeting at the White House Wednesday no closer to ending a government shutdown. More>>

Flu Surveillance Program Down During Government Shutdown Video included

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Its flu surveillance program is shut down until the government is back up and running. More>>

Shutdown Closes Ft. Lee Commissary Video included

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The Fort Lee Commissary, where nearly 30,000 service members and their families shop for groceries, is now closed indefinitely due to the government shutdown. More>>

Americans Anxious, Irritated as Governments Shuts Down

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The partial government shutdown that began Tuesday threw into turmoil the household finances of some federal workers, with many facing unpaid furloughs or delays in paychecks. More>>

Obama Hits GOP 'Ideological Crusade' in Shutdown

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Congress hung "Closed" signs on a big swath of the government Tuesday and sent home 800,000 workers in what President Barack Obama labeled an "ideological crusade" by the GOP.
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Congress Plunges Nation Into Government Shutdown

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A dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job. More>>

Shutdown to Affect First-Time Homebuyers Video included

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Many first-time homebuyers are depending on grants to purchase their houses, but funding for those programs is in limbo. More>>

Government Shutdown Will Impact Fort Lee Video included

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If funding for government operations is not approved by Tuesday, the resulting lapse will directly impact Fort Lee and its workforce. More>>

McDonnell on Government Shutdown: "Plans are in Place" Video included

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Gov. McDonnell wants people to know that there are plans in place if the government shutdown happens at midnight. More>>

Shutdown Showdown Intensifies Over Obamacare Delay

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The House of Representatives early on Sunday brought the federal government closer to a shutdown as it voted to delay President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law... More>>

Shutdown Threat Puts Pressure On House Republicans

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The pressure to avoid a government shutdown is building on splintered Republicans going into a weekend session at the Capitol as Congress faces a midnight deadline Monday. More>>

Senate Passes Bill to Avert Government Shutdown, Rejects Defunding Obamacare

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A potential federal shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Senate dealt an emphatic defeat to a core of rebellious young conservatives Friday and approved legislation preventing government agencies from closing on Tuesday. More>>

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