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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Families Upset Over 'Cuban Five' Prisoner Swap

Families Upset Over 'Cuban Five' Prisoner Swap

Three South Florida families are upset after learning Wednesday that the “Cuban Five” will be free and headed home after a historic prisoner swap.

Exiles in Miami React to Cuba Developments

Exiles in Miami React to Cuba Developments

Reactions from the Cuban exile community in Miami were mixed after President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba were moving to normalize relations.

Obama: U.S. Ending Outdated Approach to Cuba

Obama: U.S. Ending Outdated Approach to Cuba

American officials say the U.S. and Cuba will start talks to normalize full diplomatic relations as part of the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades.

Influential Republicans Slam Opening to Cuba

Influential Republicans Slam Opening to Cuba

Reaction to changes in U.S.-Cuba relations fell mostly along party lines, with possible GOP presidential candidates criticizing the move.

Gross Released From Cuban Prison After 5 Years

Gross Released From Cuban Prison After 5 Years

An American contractor who spent five years imprisoned in Cuba after he was accused of spying for the United States was released Wednesday.

Two Elderly Pedestrians Killed by Car in Deerfield Beach: BSO

Two Elderly Pedestrians Killed by Car in Deerfield Beach: BSO

Two elderly pedestrians have been killed after a car struck them in Deerfield Beach Wednesday evening, according to Broward Sheriff's Office.