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Here are some deals related to the federal shutdown. Most are reserved for government workers, but there are some open to everybody.
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who's running for governor, is trying to get the state's health care exchange in running order while hoping its problems don't hurt his campaign chances.
The government shutdown could hit every working American right in the wallet.
It was a five-month investigation into a 50-year mystery as American University students tried to answer the question "Who Killed JFK?"
The man who was photographed caring for the memorial grounds during the government shutdown is being rewarded for his good deeds.
Chris Cox, the South Carolina man, who cut the grass along the National Mall during the shutdown, is being thanked for his hard work with a chainsaw.
Many commuters may have noticed fewer people using public transportation during the partial government shutdown -- and Metro says it felt the difference, too.
Robins is one of 787,382 Maryland families dependent on food stamps that will lose a portion of their benefits beginning Friday.
Shutdown has passed, but many federal contractors feel angst, see more uncertainty ahead
The zoo is back open, and that's good news for nearby businesses' bottom lines.
A look at the endgame to settling federal shutdown and borrowing crisis, with no time to spare
Government reopens after 16-day shutdown; Obama accuses Republicans of damaging US economy
Federal shutdown affected Americans at home, at work and in school in ways unseen
Biden, McDonough greet federal employees returning after 16-day furlough
The 16-day government shutdown took a staggering toll on the economy in and around D.C.
Retailers are expected to move aggressively to lure in increasingly careful and cash-strapped shoppers.
National Zoo staff plans special opening for visitors after government shutdown
The end of the government shutdown couldn't come soon enough for the communities along the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park as the park welcomes visitors during the peak of the fall foliage.
Putting ideology above legislation, House Republicans love Boehner but won't follow him
Worldwide relief greets US budget deal but global fears remain about next confrontation
The full economic effect of the 16-day partial government shutdown will take months to tally. But it's already clear it left its footprints in key areas of the economy.
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