More than 100 members of various labor unions, many of them furloughed federal workers, gathered outside the east end of the Capitol building Friday afternoon to protest the government shutdown.
In an effort to keep the national parks clean, D.C. public works staff will collect the trash at publicly accessible National Park sites for the duration of the shutdown.
The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center is offering free admission to furloughed federal workers.
The long-awaited arrival of the Smithsonian's complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen has been delayed until spring due to the government shutdown.
At a Bethesda conference, almost 100 people showed up. There were top officials from pharmaceutical companies, leading academics, consultants, patient advocates and two officials from the Canadian government. What was missing: Their counterparts, the U.S. officials. Suffice it to say, it left some major holes in certain sessions.
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A group of former politicians is trying to ensure elected officials on Capitol Hill and around the country hear the voices of their constituents.
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For those affected by the shutdown, there are tons of freebies for federal workers -- but one entertaining offer is extending to everyone.
President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic summits in Asia as Democrats stepped up pressure on congressional Republicans to rein in their tea party faction and reopen the government with no strings attached.
A lot of federal workers are dealing with feelings of anxiety, angst and even sadness, but there are ways to beat the shutdown blues.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says no progress has been made toward ending the government shutdown because "it's very hard to negotiate with the Republicans when they can't negotiate with themselves."
The latest wrinkle in the new "Battle of Manassas" is coming from Washington, D.C., not Virginia.
In Harpers Ferry, US government shutdown unites merchants, civic leaders to sustain tourism
Jacob Quick is a fat and happy 4-month-old with a big and expensive appetite. Like millions of other poor women, Jacob's mother relies on the federal Women, Infants and Children program to pay for infant formula - aid that is now jeopardized by the government shutdown.
Just like their parents, kids are feeling the effects of the government shutdown.
Stop at a cafe in the remote stretches of northern Arizona and southern Utah in the fall, and you're likely to hear a mix of languages as tourists from around the world step into the iconic western landscape, marked by breathtaking canyons and massive rock formations.
Three days into a government shutdown, President Barack Obama pointedly blamed House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday for keeping federal agencies closed while the bitter budget dispute moved closer to a more critical showdown over the nation's line of credit. The Treasury warned of calamitous results if Congress fails to raise the debt limit.
Obama pins government shutdown on Boehner, says he doesn't want to anger GOP 'extremists'
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