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Americans Anxious, Irritated as Government Shuts Down

From New York’s Liberty Island to Alaska’s Denali National Park, the U.S. government closed its doors as a bitter budget fight idled hundreds of thousands of federal workers and halted all but the most critical government services for the first time in nearly two decades.

10/01/2013

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House Rejects Bill to Allow DC Government to Return to Normal

District of Columbia lawmakers have approved a measure that allows local workers to remain on the job and get paid during the partial federal government shutdown.

10/01/2013

A stop sign is seen next to the US Congress building. (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

House to Pass Bills to Reopen National Parks, Keep D.C. Government Open

House and Senate Democrats say they’ll reject a bid by Republicans to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

10/01/2013

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MARC Tweaks Schedule for Furloughed Feds

With many furloughed federal workers in the nation’s capital going home early Tuesday, MARC commuter rail is adjusting its afternoon schedule.

10/01/2013

US President Barack Obama speaks on federal government shutdown at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. Obama slammed Republicans for shutting down the government as part of an "ideological crusade" designed to kill his signature health care law. The US government shut down on October 1, 2013 for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Some 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed in a move reminiscent of two previous shutdowns -- for six days in November 1995 and 21 days from December that year into early 1996. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: House GOP ‘Demanded Ransom Just For Doing Their Jobs’

While addressing members of the press following the government shutdown, President Barack Obama said that Republicans in the House of Representatives “demanded ransom just for doing their jobs.”

10/01/2013

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DOD Suspends All Games at Service Academies; Navy-Air Force Football Contest in Jeopardy

The effects of the government shutdown have trickled down to college athletics. A lack of government funding may force the cancellation of this weekend’s scheduled Air Force vs. Navy football game.

10/01/2013

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Government Shutdown Postpones 24 Weddings On National Mall

About 24 couples who were planning to get married at memorials on the National Mall this month may have to make other plans due to the government shutdown.

10/01/2013

US National Park Service employee Neil Hewett places a closure sign at the White House Visitor Center in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. The US government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Some 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed in a move reminiscent of two previous shutdowns -- for six days in November 1995 and 21 days from December that year into early 1996.  (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Memorials Barricaded, National Mall Shutdown Expected to Take Days

The museums that draw millions of visitors to the National Mall closed their doors Tuesday, memorials were barricaded and trash will go uncollected in the nation’s most-visited national park due to the first government shutdown in 17 years.

10/01/2013

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)

Study: 1996 Government Shutdown Would Cost More Than $2 Billion Today

According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, the last government shutdowns – which occurred in the 1996 fiscal year under the administration of then-president Bill Clinton – cost the nation an estimated $1.4 billion dollars.

10/01/2013

Giant Panda Cub seen near its mother. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Beloved Panda Cam Becomes Casualty of Government Shutdown

The National Zoo’s beloved panda cam and all other live animal cameras from the zoo have gone dark with the government shutdown.

10/01/2013

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