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Some furloughed workers recalled to duty

10/16/2013 12:43am
In the space of a week, Chris Vaccaro was furloughed from his government post, called back to work and then furloughed again in head-spinning events that left him feeling like a human yo-yo.

GOP senator says deal in hand to avoid default

10/16/2013 8:42am
A Republican senator says she understands Senate leaders have reached an agreement to avoid a Treasury default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown.

Senate leader announces bipartisan budget deal

10/16/2013 10:21am
Democratic leader Harry Reid says Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan deal to avoid default and end the government shutdown, now in its 16th day.

Cruz won't delay vote on bipartisan budget deal

10/16/2013 10:29am
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he won't delay a vote on a bipartisan budget deal that will reopen the government and avoid a financial default.

2 parties bicker over blame for parks shutdown

10/16/2013 10:41am
As congressional leaders raced to seal a deal that would reopen the government, lawmakers from both parties jabbed at one another Wednesday over who was to blame for the most high-profile casualties of the 16-day shutdown: the national parks.

Short-term debt deal won't mask big barriers ahead

10/16/2013 12:50pm
Hold the champagne.

Debt bill denies annual pay hike for Congress

10/16/2013 5:15pm
Congress on Wednesday moved to deny itself a pay raise.

Fool's errand or heroic stand? GOP on Cruz, Lee

10/16/2013 5:18pm
Fool's errand or heroic stand?

Senate votes to reopen gov't, avoid default

10/16/2013 6:13pm
The Senate has voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown.

Senate vote on ending shutdown, raising debt limit

10/16/2013 7:06pm
The 81-18 roll call Wednesday by which the Senate passed and sent to the House legislation to avoid a threatened federal default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.

Senate vote on ending shutdown, raising debt limit

10/16/2013 7:09pm
The 81-18 roll call Wednesday by which the Senate passed and sent to the House legislation to avoid a threatened federal default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.

Congress sends gov't funding, debt bill to Obama

10/16/2013 8:22pm
Congress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's promised signature.

Caroline Kennedy confirmed as ambassador to Japan

10/16/2013 8:43pm
The Senate has confirmed the daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy to be U.S. ambassador to Japan.

House Roll Call: Vote to end govt shutdown

10/16/2013 8:49pm
The 285-144 roll call Wednesday night by which the House passed and sent to President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a threatened federal default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.

Party breakdown of votes to reopen government

10/16/2013 9:05pm
A breakdown by party of votes Wednesday night in Congress on the issue of reopening the government and raising the debt limit:

Timeline: Congress' path to federal shutdown

10/16/2013 9:06pm
Highlights of Congress' battle over the partial government shutdown and expiring federal borrowing authority:

House worker yells during vote, escorted away

10/16/2013 9:26pm
A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote after she began shouting.

Congress votes to end shutdown, avoid US default

10/16/2013 11:04pm
Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk.