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Budget Office: Shutdown Cost 6.6 Million Work Days

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Furloughing federal workers in last month's partial federal shutdown cost the government 6.6 million work days, according to a White House budget office report Thursday.

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Washington Landmarks Begin To Re-Open As Government Shutdown Ends
Washington Landmarks Begin To Re-Open As Government Shutdown Ends (Mark Wilson, Getty Images
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Parks Open, Workers Back in Office After Shutdown

From the Liberty Bell to Alcatraz, federal landmarks and offices reopened Thursday. Furloughed employees were relieved to get back to work -- even if faced with email backlogs -- but many worried about another such disruption in a matter of months.

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President Obama Signs Budget Bill

President Barack Obama has signed a measure into law reopening the federal government and averting a potential default.

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NJ Voters Blame GOP For Government Shutdown

New Jersey’s registered voters are blaming the Republican Party for the government shutdown, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

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House Cancels Tuesday Night on Budget Bill

Time growing desperately short, Senate leaders took command of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial government shutdown Tuesday night after a last big attempt by House Republicans abruptly collapsed.

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Washington Authorizes Military Benefits During Shutdown

Families of fallen troops will be assured of receiving death benefits under legislation President Barack Obama signed Thursday amid a national firestorm after the Pentagon suspended the roughly $100,000 payments during the partial government shutdown.

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GOP Considers Short-Term Debt Limit Hike

House Republican leaders are considering a short-term increase in the U.S. debt limit as a possible way to break the gridlock that threatens the nation with an unprecedented default in as little as a week, officials said Wednesday night.

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Shutdown Could Hit Millions of Vets, Says VA Chief

About 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the partial government shutdown continues into late October, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki told lawmakers Wednesday. Some 315,000 veterans and 202,000 surviving spouses and dependents will see pension payments stopped.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrives to Capitol Hill for this morning's vote
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrives to Capitol Hill for this morning's vote (Chris Maddaloni/Getty Images)
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House Passes Bill To Pay Furloughed Workers

The House has passed a bill to give 800,000 furloughed federal workers retroactive pay once the government reopens.

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Congress Still Divided As Government Shutdown Enters Fourth Day
Congress Still Divided As Government Shutdown Enters Fourth Day (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
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Government Shutdown: Who Do You Blame? [POLL/AUDIO]

As the government shutdown continues, who is really to blame?  It depends on who you ask.

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