October

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Union leaders welcome end of shutdown, lifting of debt limit

Union leaders welcomed Congress' end of the two-week partial federal shutdown and the decision to suspend the nation's debt limit, thus avoiding what would have been a first-ever default.

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Dallas joins national day of protest over shutdown

About 50 activists, many of them retirees, gathered outside the office of Senator Ted Cruz in Dallas on October 15.

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Shutdown puts hundreds of thousands in dire straits

About half a million federal employees remain locked out of their jobs due to the shutdown.