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Oct 21, 2013 — The blastoff of the Minotaur I, operated by Orbital Sciences Corp., has been pushed back after preparations were put on hold during the government hiatus. When it does blast off, it will launch 29 satellites into low Earth orbit, a new record for the most payloads ever deployed from a single rocket.
Oct 18, 2013 — Americans who were already tired of partisan bickering endured a lot more this past month. But it's unlikely the budget package that reopened the government is going to do anything to end the rancor.
Oct 18, 2013 — More than a month before the Jan. 15 deadline on government spending expires, a bipartisan, bicameral committee is expected to produce a compromise budget.
Oct 17, 2013 — The congressional impasse over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling has finally ended. Here's a look back at some key events in the standoff.
Oct 17, 2013 — With the debt crisis averted and the partisan standoff finally at an end, here are some memorable images from the 16-day partial government shutdown.
Oct 17, 2013 — "There was no economic rationale for this," the president said of the 16-day federal government shutdown, which he said cost billions of dollars.
Oct 17, 2013 — Although a debt default has been at least temporarily averted, the knock-on effect for the economy will still bite.
Oct 17, 2013 — After two weeks of not working, furloughed employees are expected to be back at the job Thursday. But that might not be that simple.
Oct 16, 2013 — Careers and reputations are often forged in crisis, and the government shutdown and debt ceiling tumult that has gripped Washington for weeks is one of those moments.
Oct 16, 2013 — With hours left before the country tops its borrowing authority, the Senate-crafted, bipartisan measure moves to the chaotic lower chamber. Party leaders are hoping to pass it with a coalition of votes from Democrats and Republicans. The bill — which makes no major changes to the new health care law — would end the first government shutdown in 17 years and avert a default.