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Clinton: Shutdown shows 'scorched earth' politics

10/05/2013 2:33am
Hillary Rodham Clinton is deriding the partial government shutdown, saying dysfunction and gridlock are emblematic of too many people in politics choosing "scorched earth over common ground."

Pentagon: Most furloughed civilians ordered back

10/05/2013 4:05pm
The Pentagon is bringing back to work at least 90 percent of the estimated 350,000 defense civilian employees who were furloughed in the partial government shutdown. The move takes a big bite out of the impact of the political impasse in Washington that has left the government without a budget.

Hikers climb fence into Zion National Park in protest of gov't shutdown

10/05/2013 6:50pm
A heavy metal gate with a large "do not enter" sign was not enough to stop some protestors from visiting Zion National Park on Saturday.

DOD recall, back-pay bill mark Day 5 of shutdown

10/05/2013 7:51pm
For days lawmakers have debated which federal workers should be put back to work. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ended the argument Saturday for most Pentagon civilian employees, ordering nearly all 350,000 back on the job.