The 16-day government shutdown cost the economy jobs, delayed mortgages and lost retail sales - at least $12 billion worth, and maybe as much as $24 billion.
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The male Senate leaders may have tied the bow on a
deal aimed at ending the government shutdown, but credit for shaping
the package is being given to a group of women, led by Sen. Susan
Collins of Maine.
Don't feel too reassured: The congressional leaders who
managed to strike a deal Wednesday apparently avoided a disastrous
default but still live in the District of Dysfunction.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, acknowledged Wednesday that he
would allow a vote in the House on a newly-minted Senate deal on debt
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Wednesday that the budget standoff in
Washington and partisan bickering have eroded the confidence of the
American people and damaged the credibility of the U.S. Congress.
Senate leaders on Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial
government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default, and House Speaker
John Boehner urged fellow Republicans to support it while a key GOP
conservative said he wouldn't try to block it in the Senate.
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.
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
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Prosecutors are releasing more records Wednesday morning in the case of a former neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on I-95 near St. Augustine Saturday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A high school student killed in a crash in 1998 lives on through her foundation.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Shipping containers are extremely durable designed
to withstand high winds, salt water and hold 60,000 lbs. so why not
stack them and turn them into a house?
By Deanna Fene'
FERNANDINA BEACH, FL -- Five people are alive today because of a decision a Bishop Kenny track star made while getting her drivers license.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Clay County girl was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder which left her without almost half the bones in her face. Now, there's a new bright spot in this girl's life.
Candice Buckner had her name splashed across the headlines last August when she was one of six Jacksonville firefighters punished for a risque fundraiser at the Whisky River bar.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It took 14 hours of surgery to remove a tumor that was larger than the baby's head immediately after delivery, but the baby is recovering.
KINGSLAND, Ga. -- An autopsy concluded that decomposition possibly obscured more subtle injuries to Somer.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- The sister of Juliana Wetmore, the little girl known worldwide as the "Girl Born Without a Face," is new to the First Coast and has started school here.
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