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Shutdown prompts rare government mix: imagination and laughter

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.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 01:56pm EDT

Tags: government shutdown, Bethesda

New group wants a citizens' cabinet (Video)

A group of former politicians is trying to ensure elected officials on Capitol Hill and around the country hear the voices of their constituents.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 12:59pm EDT

Tags: government shutdown

Coping with the shutdown: The best medicine is laughter

A lot of federal workers are dealing with feelings of anxiety, angst and even sadness, but there are ways to beat the shutdown blues.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 09:18am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, furlough, Thomas Wise, depression

Helping kids deal with shutdown stress

Just like their parents, kids are feeling the effects of the government shutdown.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 06:54am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, parenting, children, anxiety, Eleanor Mackey

Shenandoah hotels temporarily lay off employees due to shutdown

The closure of national parks, including Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, has led to more than 300 temporary layoffs in the state, according to the Virginia Workforce Network and the company that runs several hotels in the park.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 02:18pm EDT

Tags: Shenandoah National Park, government shutdown, Delaware North Cos. Parks & Resorts, Luray

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,

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Shutdown could wipe out region's economic growth

The partial government shutdown could erase the entire year's projected economic growth for the Washington region, if it continues for three weeks, said Stephen Fuller, director of George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 10:37am EDT

Tags: government shutdown, Stephen Fuller, George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis, economy, Kristi King

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