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
A local woman believes she was unfairly busted for prostitution after
looking for love on Craigslist. Turns out the man who befriended her
online was an undercover cop.
Billy Joel is coming!
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?
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A St. Johns County murder trial which drew national attention has been reopened.
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.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Studies support online dating; 20
percent of heterosexual couples meet online; 60 percent of same-sex
couples meet on the internet.
Donald Smith, a sexual offender, was charged kidnapping and killing a little girl, Cherish Perrywinkle, over the weekend.
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Read the story behind the internet's newest viral video featuring Justin Bieber's "Baby."
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL -- Drivers convicted of driving under the influence found themselves being watched over the holidays, with 22 people caught by the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office for driving with a revoked license.
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