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Federal workers get shutdown instructions

10/01/2013 1:39am
Federal workers will still have to report to work for about four hours Tuesday even though the government is shutting down.

Pentagon wants more workers exempt from furloughs

10/01/2013 3:31am
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Pentagon and administration lawyers are looking for ways to expand the number of Defense Department civilians who are exempt from furloughs, amid worries that the government shutdown is damaging U.S. credibility among its international allies.

Nominee for energy regulatory post withdraws

10/01/2013 4:20pm
President Barack Obama's nominee to be the nation's top energy regulator withdrew Tuesday, conceding he did not have enough support for confirmation.

US: 3 Venezuelan diplomats being expelled

10/01/2013 9:29pm
The State Department says three Venezuelan diplomats are being expelled in response to a decision by the Venezuelan government to expel three U.S. officials there, including charge d' affaires Kelly Keiderling.