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Visitors Flock To DC Sites Again After Shutdown

Visitors lined up waiting for Washington’s museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.

10/17/2013

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Ancient Bug’s Last Supper Of Blood Still In Fossil Found In Basement

In a steamy tropical forest 46 million years ago, a prehistoric mosquito bit a critter, drew blood and was blown into a lake in what is now the northwestern state of Montana. Belly full, she died and sank.

10/17/2013

Greenspan: Debt Fight is ‘Shock to the System’

Alan Greenspan tells CBS News Congress is jeopardizing trust in the American economy, and in the U.S. dollar.

10/16/2013

Confusion over the ACA website glitches is a boon for some, a boondoggle for others. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brokers Simplify, Confuse Health Exchange Shopping

This month’s glitch-filled rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law is a business opportunity for brokers and agents, but regulators warn that it also opened the door for those who would seek to line their pockets by misleading consumers.

10/15/2013

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 22: Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Sanford Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Georgia’s Aaron Murray Coming Through In The Clutch

One of the all-time best quarterbacks in the SEC is still busy rewriting the record books while keeping the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC and BCS title hunt.

10/10/2013

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry tells CBS News there is a lack of trust between Democratic and Republican leaders. (Getty Images)

McCurry: Obama And Boehner Are Like ‘Oil And Water’

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry says a clash of personalities may be aggravating the current government shutdown.

10/10/2013

People wait to enter the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 24, 2013 in Washington D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Term Begins With Contentious Topics

The Supreme Court is beginning a new term with controversial topics that offer the court’s conservative majority the chance to move aggressively to undo limits on campaign contributions, undermine claims of discrimination in housing and mortgage lending, and allow for more government-sanctioned prayer.

10/06/2013

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Use Of Force To Be Studied In DC Police Chase

Police in Washington are reviewing the use of officers’ deadly force in the killing of a woman who tried to ram her car through a White House barrier, a shooting her family says was unjustified.

10/06/2013

Congress will likely approve a measure ensuring furloughed federal workers receive back pay. (Getty Images)

Congress Likely To Give Shutdown Workers Back Pay

A partial government shutdown enters its fifth day, with Congress convening for a session that promises no progress in breaking the impasse but will at least offer back pay to furloughed federal workers.

10/05/2013

Why Did Capitol Hill Police Open Fire?

CBS News correspondent John Miller reports there will likely be an internal investigation into the Capitol Hill car chase that ended with the driver dead.

10/04/2013

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