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Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Conservative Activists Storm World War II Memorial

As the impasse in Congress continued, hundreds of military veterans and Tea Party activists gathered on the mall this weekend to protest the ongoing closure of war memorials.

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House Republicans Frustrated Over Debt Ceiling Debate

House Republicans in the region are frustrated that negotiations over the debt ceiling and government shutdown have fallen apart.
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Lack Of Medicaid Funding Cutting Off Primary Care For District Children

With Medicaid funds choked off due to the government shutdown, a significant number of children in the District are left without primary care.

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Commentary: Shutdown Is Cutting Off Services For District's Most Vulnerable

Judith Sandalow of the Children's Law Center explains the affects the government shutdown is having on vulnerable District residents who rely on the aid of non-profit organizations.

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Virginia Republicans Divided On End To Government Shutdown

Republican lawmakers in Virginia are split on how and whether to address the partial government shutdown — some are breaking ranks with party leadership even as others dig in their heels.

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Despite Budget Shortfall, Metro To Continue Normal Service

Two weeks of the partial federal shutdown has eaten into Metro's bottom line, but the transit agency doesn't plan to change course — at least for the time being.

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Children's National Affected By Government Shutdown

The government shutdown will impact several D.C. primary care providers that depend on Medicaid funds to care for children.

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Shelter For Runaway Youths The Latest Victim Of Shutdown

The government shutdown is going to start hitting the Sasha Bruce Youthwor, the city's only shelter for homeless and runaway youth.

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Comedians Try to Turn Furlough Frowns Upside Down

Local comedians are hosting a show this weekend to make life a little brighter for federal workers.

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Shutdown Freezes Program For Kids At National Arboretum

Now that just a few people are allowed into the National Arboretum during the shutdown, a special program for D.C. kids is on hold.