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
By Grayson Kamm
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A nurse from Baptist Medical Center appeared in court Tuesday morning on drug-related charges.
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.
Dreams dashed when tourism jobs don't pan out.
The identities of the Navy SEALs who raided Osama bin Laden's compound remain a mystery, but one man who helped get them there is getting his due - publicly and financially.
courted her for three years, walking her to the theater on warm nights
and bringing flowers and chocolates to her uncle's store. She was the
cashier, he the butcher.
By Angela Spears
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL -- The opening of the Beaches signals the unofficial start to Summer on the First Coast.
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Nearly three years after her disappearance, Tina McQuaig's family is one step to closure after her remains were finally identified as those found in Cecil Field.
Florida used to be a destination for those seeking prescription pain
meds. Pill mills littered Interstate 95, the parking lots filled with
out of state plates. But the crackdown has lead to a new problem.
Current power outage areas
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tuesday morning the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced an arrest had been made in the murder of Kim Dorsey, the wife of a Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department firefighter.
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