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Shutdown closes child enrichment center, parents scramble for alternative care

The federal government shutdown hasn't just closed the Smithsonian museums -- it also has closed the programs that are run there.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 07:46am EDT

Tags: smithsonian early enrichment center, school, early childhood education, Joan Jones,

As Capitol Building goes dark, protests light up

As the sun set on the first full day of the federal shutdown, there was a glow-in-the-dark protest Tuesday night at the Capitol Building.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:25am EDT

Tags: furlough,

Shutdown cancels sports for service academies

The Defense Department has suspended all intercollegiate sports competitions at all service academies including the Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 02:43pm EDT

Tags: Navy Midshipmen, college football, Naval Academy, Defense Department

Your comments on the government shutdown (Video)

WTOP asked listeners and readers to share their opinions on the government shutdown. Here is what they had to say.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 01:43pm EDT

Tags: WTOP Talkback, government shutdown, video

12 ways federal workers bided their time during the last shutdown

Here are some of the ways federal workers may have occupied their time from Nov. 14 through Nov. 19, 1995, and Dec. 16, 1995 through Jan. 6, 1996, the last time the government shut down.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 01:43pm EDT

Tags: government shutdown

Which U.S. cities are most hurt by shutdown?

The top three cities are nearby, but the rest of the list might surprise you.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 12:33pm EDT

Tags: government shutdown, Bethesda, Virginia Beach

Furlough Freebies: Food for federal workers

The federal government shutdown is here, and that means some places around town are offering freebies.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 11:14am EDT

Tags: Freebies, furlough freebies

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

Barricades ready to block off National Mall

The National Park Service is readying signs and barricades to close down the memorials and monuments that line the National Mall in case of a government shutdown.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 06:50pm EDT

Tags: National Mall, National Park Service, andrew mollenbeck

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