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Oct 15, 2013 at 5:37 PM
A House Republican effort to advance a plan to reopen government and
avert an impending default collapsed late Tuesday when it became
apparent that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, did not have the votes
to pass it.
Oct 15, 2013 at 1:46 PM
As expected, President Obama is rejecting a new House Republican plan to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown.
Oct 15, 2013 at 11:56 AM
As the federal government shutdown drags on eight bars and restaurants in St. Paul are extending their offer of free beer for furloughed workers on Tuesdays.
Oct 15, 2013 at 7:10 AM
Could a deal be near to end the partial government shutdown and avoid financial calamity? Day 15 of the shutdown on Tuesday could be a defining moment in the federal budget stalemate
Oct 15, 2013 at 6:49 AM
A deal is said to be in the works to end the government shutdown and head off a debt ceiling crisis, at least until early this winter.
Oct 14, 2013 at 1:45 PM
A scheduled meeting between President Obama and top congressional leaders has been postponed while negotiators grow closer to a deal  to avert default and end the government shutdown.
Oct 14, 2013 at 11:56 AM
President Obama prepared to meet Monday with congressional leaders, as the Senate's top Democrat said lawmakers are close to a deal that could avert a government default later this week.
Oct 14, 2013 at 8:41 AM
A popular and controversial sports supplement widely sold in the USA and other countries is secretly spiked with a chemical similar to methamphetamine that appears to have its origins as an illicit designer recreational drug, according to new tests...
Oct 14, 2013 at 7:31 AM
The partial federal government shutdown begins Day 14 amid even greater anxiety. The nation could face its first-ever default if the debt ceiling is not raised by Thursday. Here's what you need to know on Monday, Oct. 14:
Oct 14, 2013 at 6:22 AM
Another year, another small raise for millions of people who rely on Social Security, veterans' benefits and federal pensions.
Oct 13, 2013 at 8:35 PM
After several days of on again-off again negotiations at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, the fiscal crisis gripping Washington now hangs on whether two men can broker a deal: The Senate Republican and Democratic leaders.
Oct 13, 2013 at 6:56 PM
Demonstrators gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the State Capitol in St. Paul Sunday.
Oct 13, 2013 at 8:49 AM
The Statue of Liberty has reopened to the public after the state agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the federal government shutdown.
Oct 12, 2013 at 10:43 AM
House Speaker John Boehner is telling fellow Republicans that
talks with President Barack Obama over ending the partial government
shutdown and preventing a federal default have stalled.
Oct 12, 2013 at 10:21 AM
Gov. Mark Dayton has a full agenda Saturday as he hosts the 2013
Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Opener in the south-central Minnesota city
of Madelia.