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

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.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 04:39 PM EDT

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

President Obama said "there are no winners here" after lawmakers reached a last-minute agreement to reopen the government after a 16-day shutdown and avert default. The fiscal showdowns had inflicted "completely...

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S. Florida Man Wins $1 Million on Scratch-Off

S. Florida Man Wins $1 Million on Scratch-Off

For years a South Florida man has been scratching off lotto tickets, hoping for that lucky break. Eric Muller, Sr.’s luck finally changed recently when his lottery ticket hit and he won a million dollars.

Sides Battle in Medical Marijuana Debate

Sides Battle in Medical Marijuana Debate

With less than two weeks to go before Floridians will vote on a controversial marijuana initiative, NBC News hosted a debate on the topic.

Jockey Sues Calder Race Course Over Accident

Jockey Sues Calder Race Course Over Accident

A professional jockey sued the Calder Race Course after allegedly suffering multiple severe injuries due to an incident that happened in a race in June 2014.

67 Pot Plants Removed from Miami Grow House

67 Pot Plants Removed from Miami Grow House

Miami Police arrested an older man who walked with a cane after his home was raided as a grow house.

Alleged Armed Robber Attacked K-9 Officer: Police

Alleged Armed Robber Attacked K-9 Officer: Police

Fort Lauderdale Police said they have arrested a man who allegedly hit a man and a woman in the face with a pistol, robbed them, and later beat a K-9 officer during his arrest.

Miami-Dade Schools Eliminate 24 Tests

Miami-Dade Schools Eliminate 24 Tests

Miami-Dade County students will take two dozen fewer tests in the current school year after a preliminary review of the school district’s testing programs.