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For drivers, it's the time of year to stay clear of deer

It's getting to be the time of year when you need to be especially alert for deer when you're driving.

Saturday - 10/12/2013, 01:07pm EDT

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Will taxpayers foot the bill for government shutdown?

The unfair irony of a federal shutdown: Federal workers could be paid for work they didn't do and taxpayers could be stuck paying for services they didn't get.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:11am EDT

Tags: shutdown, taxpayer, Taxpayers for Common Sense, dick uliano

WTOP Answer Desk: How a shutdown could affect you

The WTOP Answer Desk set out to learn which wheels of government would continue to turn and which might grind to a halt.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 07:05am EDT

Tags: WTOP Answer Desk, dick uliano, shutdown, mail, student loans, Social Security

Congressional phones, emails go dark because of furloughed staffers

When national events spiral out of control, it is not uncommon for people to reach out to their member of Congress. But good luck with that during the government shutdown.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 07:02am EDT

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A shutdown? Better bundle up this winter

Federal government shutdowns are almost always followed by cold and snowy winters.

Sunday - 10/06/2013, 12:37pm EDT

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Shutdown's ripple effects on security, local economy

"There are a significant number of national security issues impacted," says Mario Mancuso, former Pentagon official, and partner at the Fried Frank law firm.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 02:20pm EDT

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What would Ronald Reagan do?

President Barack Obama has invoked the words and wisdom of former President Ronald Reagan more than once. Upon taking office in 2009, the president expressed hope that he could become a transformational president as Reagan was.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 12:30pm EDT

Tags: dick uliano, Ronald Reagan, Kenneth Duberstein, government shutdown, shutdown

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Governance experts: Shutdown crisis another sign the federal system is broken

Governance experts say it's no wonder our government is shutdown: Congress is mired in gridlock, budgets aren't passed on time and the president cannot get his nominations to high-ranking posts promptly approved.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 05:51am EDT

Tags: shutdown, U.S. Constitution, government reform, Brookings Institution, Harvard Law School, dick uliano

D.C.'s National Aquarium to close Monday

It opened its doors in Washington in 1885. Since 1932, it's delighted visitors at its present site inside the Commerce Department. But Monday is the last day for the National Aquarium.

Sunday - 09/29/2013, 01:18pm EDT

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Region's air getting cleaner

Breathing easier? It's not your imagination. The region is making major strides toward cleaner air.

Saturday - 09/28/2013, 12:53pm EDT

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