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

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 09:52 AM EDT

All Eyes on Senate to End Shutdown

All Eyes on Senate to End Shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were in talks Saturday to broker a deal to end the government shutdown and avert default on the nation's debts after talks between the White...

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 03:55 AM EDT

D.C. Lotto Winners Can't Cash in Due to Shutdown

D.C. Lotto Winners Can't Cash in Due to Shutdown

Anyone hoping that winning the Washington, D.C. Lottery could make up for income lost in the government shutdown is officially out of luck. D.C. Lottery officials announced Friday afternoon that they would...

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 01:52 PM EDT

Statue of Liberty Reopens Amid Federal Shutdown

Statue of Liberty Reopens Amid Federal Shutdown

The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public Sunday after the state agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the federal government shutdown. Ferry trips from Manhattan to the Statue of...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 10:59 AM EDT

Voices of the Shutdown: What It Means to Workers

Voices of the Shutdown: What It Means to Workers

As many federal workers around the nation watch the shutdown creep toward a third week, they shared their experiences of abrupt pay cuts, worries about bills and rent and what they're doing now that the...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 08:09 AM EDT
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By Vishal Persaud

Government Shutdown's Unexpected Effects

While there were plenty of serious effects on Americans from the... See Full Gallery

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 07:58 AM EDT

"Constitution" Rally Truckers Slow Beltway Traffic

 "Constitution" Rally Truckers Slow Beltway Traffic

Dozens of drivers of tractor-trailers and pickup trucks expressed their frustration over trucking industry regulations and the government shutdown Friday in a way that was guaranteed to get attention:...

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 09:59 PM EDT

Talks Continue on Capitol Hill as Shutdown Drags On

Talks Continue on Capitol Hill as Shutdown Drags On

Senate Republicans met with President Barack Obama at the White House Friday amid optimism that an end to the partial government shutdown -- now on day 11 --- might be in sight.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:49 PM EDT

GOP Suffers As It Takes Rap for Shutdown: Poll

GOP Suffers As It Takes Rap for Shutdown: Poll

Yes, most Americans might want to vote out the whole of Congress, but in the same NBC News poll, they made no bones about which party they blame for the shutdown mess the U.S. now faces.

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 08:11 AM EDT

Last of Pre-Shutdown Pay Arriving for Fed Workers

Last of Pre-Shutdown Pay Arriving for Fed Workers

On Friday, many federal employees will receive their last paychecks for the foreseeable future, and those paychecks will be for less than half the usual amount. Due to the government shutdown, the pay...

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 08:31 PM EDT

Shutdown Means No New Craft Beer

Shutdown Means No New Craft Beer

Another casualty of the government shutdown: New beers from craft breweries. The shutdown has shuttered an obscure government agencies that approves new breweries, beer recipes and labels — and for...

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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 state-wide debate on medical marijuana Wednesday night in Orlando and it came down to...

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.

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.

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.

Regulators Approve New Electric Rates

Regulators Approve New Electric Rates

Florida regulators are signing off on new rates for three of the state's biggest power companies that will result in some customers paying less.

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.