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Government Shutdown May Have Caused a DC Area Baby Boom

The 2013 government shutdown, which lasted from Oct. 1 to Oct. 16, was the cause of a lot of anxiety in the D.C. area.

07/09/2014

Park Ranger Richard Trott posts a closed sign on the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. (Photo by AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI)

Government Shutdown Cost National Parks At Least $414 Million

The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.

03/04/2014

Poll: Unemployment Now Number One National Problem

For the first time since October, Americans no longer think politicians are the biggest national problem.

02/19/2014

Workers return to the Washington Navy Yard.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Top Local News Stories of ’13

The Top Local News Stories of ’13

12/27/2013

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113th Congress: Least Popular and Least Productive

Lawmakers passed a mere 55 substantive bills in its first year.

12/26/2013

Foreigner buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings for a third month in October, despite budget battles in Washington that shut down the government for 16 days that month. (Photo credit should read Virginie Montet/AFP/Getty Images)

US Treasury Debt To Foreign Holders Continues Increase

Foreigner buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings for a third month in October, despite budget battles in Washington that shut down the government for 16 days that month.

12/16/2013

Bombings, Shutdowns And A New Pope: Top News Stories Of 2013

From the rise of a rock-star pope, to the unfathomable bombing that rocked a marathon, we lived and breathed events that would forever alter the course of history. Here at CBS Local, here’s a list […]

12/11/2013

Republican senators are attacking GOP challengers earlier and more aggressively than in past elections, including using opposition research to try to knock out upstart rivals before they become serious threats.  Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Ongoing Health Care Troubles Give GOP A Much-Needed Boost

The health care law’s seemingly endless problems are giving congressional Republicans a much-needed boost of energy, helping them to move past the government-shutdown debacle and focus on a theme for next year’s elections.

11/10/2013

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said that he supports an increase in the country’s minimum wage, noting his own break from many other Republicans who oppose such a hike.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Romney Leaves Cruz Off List Of 2016 GOP Hopefuls

Mitt Romney isn’t including tea party favorite Ted Cruz among the Republicans’ most electable potential presidential candidates in 2016.

11/03/2013

Bank teller counting Lurch's cash he called days ahead to reserve. BT! (Credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

D.C. Replenishes Cash Reserve Fund After Shutdown

The District of Columbia government has replenished the reserve fund that it used to keep the city running during the federal shutdown.

11/01/2013

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