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
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- First Coast News has learned the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Cold Case team has made an arrest in a 1985 murder.
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.
INTERLACHEN, FL -- A 45-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, both of Interlachen, were arrested on charges of Burglary, Grand Theft, and Dealing in Stolen Property.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan will hold a rally in Jacksonville on
COLUMBUS, GA (AP) -- A soldier had survived the war in Iraq, where he turned 25 during the march to Baghdad, only to be slain after celebrating his homecoming at a topless bar near Fort Benning.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In Florida, residents don't have to worry about volcanoes or massive landslides. Earthquakes, while possible, are quite rare. Our major geologic threats are sinkholes.
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?
The U.S. secretly traced a massive cyberespionage operation against the
2008 presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain to hacking
units backed by the People's Republic of China, prompting high level
warnings to Chinese officials to stop such activities, U.S. intelligence
officials tell NBC News.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- They take in animals who have run out of chances.
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