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Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 07:14 AM EDT

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

Life began to return to normal as the federal government reopened its doors after the 16-day partial shutdown that culminated in a late-night rush to pass a bill and avoid a default on the nation's debt. Federal...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM EDT

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers were ordered back on the job Thursday after Congress ended the 16-day government shutdown with a last-minute deal that also averted a debt default.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 08:23 AM EDT

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What's the cost of a shutdown? That's still unclear, but the number will reach into the billions.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM EDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 09:35 PM EDT

Everglades National Park Reopens After Shutdown

Everglades National Park Reopens After Shutdown

Hours after the partial federal government shutdown ended, hundreds of employees and visitors entered Everglades National Park Thursday morning.

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Crews Rescue Worker Hanging After Scaffold Collapse
Crews Rescue Worker Hanging After Scaffold Collapse

Rescue crews from Key Biscayne and Miami saved a man hanging from a high rise building on the Grand Bay Resort.

Suspect Caught on Miami Beach After SWAT Situation
Suspect Caught on Miami Beach After SWAT Situation

Miami Beach Police has arrested a man they say fled from a stolen vehicle Friday morning. Officers said he was possibly armed.

Angry Outburst From MMA Fighter During Court Appearance
Angry Outburst From MMA Fighter During Court Appearance

One day after leading police on a manhunt that included shutdown close to a half dozen schools in the Hialeah area, a 29-year-old MMA fighter from the area found out he will be staying behind bars for the time being. John Chavez was in bond court Thursday morning where he faces two charges for aggravated assault and burglary. While he was given bond on those charges, a previous bond for a felony charge was revoked – which will keep Chavez locked up until trial. Chavez became agitated during the hearing, arguing with Judge Mindy Glazer to the point where she had his microphone cut off and officers escort him from the holding area. After reports of a domestic violence issue at his home, Hialeah Police attempted to capture Chavez – who reportedly has a history of mental illness as well as a criminal record – but he escaped onto the grounds of a local elementary school before being captured hours later outside a nearby home.

Jewish Israeli Is Primary Suspect in JCC Bomb Threats
Jewish Israeli Is Primary Suspect in JCC Bomb Threats

Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in the case after an international manhunt with the FBI. A spokesman for Israel's public defender's office told NBC New York that the suspect suffered from a brain tumor and police have been ordered to have a medical expert evaluate him. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld described the suspect as a hacker, but said his motives were still unclear. Police banned publication of his name, but said he was an American-Israeli dual citizen and that he would remain in custody until at least March 30. FBI and Justice Department officials confirmed the arrest and told NBC News he made all the calls from his bedroom.

Health Bill Vote Delayed in House in Setback to Trump, Ryan
Health Bill Vote Delayed in House in Setback to Trump, Ryan

GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday's vote was a significant defeat. It came on the seven-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act, years that Republicans have devoted to promising repeal.

Fla. Teacher Arrested After Admitting to Sex With Student
Fla. Teacher Arrested After Admitting to Sex With Student

Police in Hernando County, just north of Tampa, arrested 35-year-old Valerie Valvo after they initially received information of a relationship between her and a 17-year-old male student.