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Oct 16, 2013 at 7:23 AM
The nation is now one day away from a potentially disastrous default as the partial government shutdown begins Day 16. Financial markets are in wait-and-see mode as all eyes turn to the Senate.
Oct 15, 2013 at 7:08 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it is closing its regulatory
offices in Minnesota and Wisconsin because of the federal government
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.