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At least 26,000 file for unemployment in DC, Md.

WASHINGTON — Furloughed federal government workers have filed more than 10,000 claims for unemployment benefits in the District of Columbia as the government shutdown has persisted nearly a week. D.C. Department of Employment Services spokeswoman Najla Haywood says the claims ...

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Dems say it’s time for GOP to unite, end shutdown

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic summits in Asia as Democrats stepped up pressure on congressional Republicans to rein in their tea party faction and reopen the government with no strings attached. House Republicans said ...

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Editorial: Shutdown highlights deeper political problems

Even though last year’s monumental Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act was, by many accounts, the final word on Obamacare, the House of Representatives is changing the calculus by forcing debate again via the federal budget process.

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Insurance markets open to surge of new customers

The online insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul struggled to handle the wave of new consumers Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open-enrollment period. A combination of high demand and technical ...

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House to pass bills to reopen national parks, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — House and Senate Democrats say they’ll reject a bid by Republicans to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs. They say the entire government should be reopened, ...

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