Furloughed government workers were told to report to work on Thursday, as President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that funds government and returns federal agencies to normal operations.
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President Obama and his congressional allies succeeded overnight in winning a virtually condition-free increase in the debt ceiling, along with funding to end the partial government shutdown -- but in a deal that left America's debt crisis unaddressed and teed up another battle three months from now.
Premiums and deductibles may not be the only surprises awaiting Americans shopping for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.
Many Americans shopping for better health insurance deals promised by the two-week-old Obamacare system are instead being slapped with rate shock, including savings-sapping deductibles and co-pays, according to multiple reports from around the country.
Secret Service and police in riot gear arrived to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Sunday to monitor veterans demanding that memorials barricaded due to the government shutdown be re-opened.