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
Students will no longer be allowed to take field trips to religious venues after the stepfather of a Hendersonville High School student accused the school system of promoting Islam, starting another debate about the role of religion in Sumner County schools.
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?
FLAGLER COUNTY, FL -- Six people are facing charges in connection with the December 2007 shooting death of a man from Palm Coast.
MAYPORT, Fla. -- After a slight delay due to bad weather in the Atlantic, the USS Roosevelt will return to Mayport this afternoon.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- They take in animals who have run out of chances.
You might feel safe when you see dolphins while swimming in the ocean or
river. However, seeing the animal doesn't mean you are safe.
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.
Clad in a black nun's robe and holding a scythe in one hand, Santa Muerte appeals to people seeking all manner of otherworldly help.
The camera aimed in the general direction of where Kendrick Johnson was
found dead in a rolled-up gym mat in January did not record how his body
ended up there because the device was motion activated and the mat was
out of its range, a sheriff's investigator told NBC News.
JACKSONVILLE - These days everyone is looking for a great deal. Look no further than the Florida Community College of Jacksonville's North Campus for everyday services at unbelieable prices. The school has training programs for students who need to practice their craft. The public pays just pennies on the dollar for haircuts, perms, facials, manicures, dental work, massages and gourmet dining.
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