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Shutdown bill has items for states, fed agencies

10/17/2013 1:02am
Here's a little secret about the bill Congress has approved ending the partial government shutdown and preventing a possible federal default: It's got goodies for some states and federal agencies too.

Budget talks begin, but no guarantee of success

10/17/2013 7:49am
Congressional budget negotiators aren't guaranteeing success as they begin talks aimed at solving the nation's budget problems.

Longest-serving Florida congressman gravely ill

10/17/2013 1:33pm
Florida's longest-serving member of Congress is gravely ill.

Congressman retracts claim that deal funds warlord

10/17/2013 2:11pm
A Republican congressman has retracted a statement claiming that Congress' budget agreement gives money to African warlord Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army.

Senator lifts hold on Air Force nominee

10/17/2013 3:21pm
Sen. Kelly Ayotte has ended her hold on President Barack Obama's nominee for Air Force secretary, clearing the way for Senate confirmation of Deborah Lee James.

Vote to end shutdown could linger in 2014

10/17/2013 3:35pm
A group of House Republicans planning Senate campaigns next year took different bets on a bill in Congress ending a government shutdown and avoiding a default. For some, a general election loomed large while for others, the vote was a matter of competing for conservative primary voters.

For tribes, shutdown's effects could linger

10/17/2013 4:17pm
Disruptions to some services for elderly American Indians and other needy residents of reservations could linger despite the end of the government shutdown, tribal officials said Thursday.

Obama lashes Republicans as government reopens

10/17/2013 5:46pm
In withering day-after criticism, President Barack Obama declared Thursday that the 16-day partial government shutdown was a Republican-provoked spectacle that "encouraged our enemies" around the world.

AP PHOTOS: Yosemite reopens after shutdown

10/17/2013 7:25pm
Visitors from around the world flocked to Yosemite National Park on Thursday after it reopened with the end of the 16-day partial government shutdown.