Benjamin Civiletti, President Carter's attorney general, issued a legal ruling in 1980 that federal agencies had to close if Congress did not authorize funds.
Former CIA operative Abigail Spanberger defied expectations when she ran for Congress in Virginia. She thinks her training will make her more effective in the House.
At a time of growing anti-Semitism, demand for Third Reich memorabilia is rising too. A Maryland dealer says many of his buyers are Jews who want to preserve the past.
Furloughed workers worry about paying bills with no end to the impasse in sight.
Walter and Raymond Cichon "were gods to me," the Boss remembers during his Broadway show, which closes Saturday but launches on Netflix.
A jarring 1933 photo of Adolf Hitler embracing 6-year-old Rosa Bernile Nineau at his mountainside retreat was sold by a Maryland auction houseTuesday for $11,000.
Paul Ebert believed Ronald Hamilton deserved to be executed for killing his wife and a Prince William police officer. In a changed county, a jury did not agree.
Robert Bowers, the suspected gunman in the Pittsburgh shooting, was believed to have an account on Gab.
The hung jury means that Ronald Hamilton will receive life in prison without parole for the 2016 murders.
In the early 1900s, Harvard's president wanted to cap the number of Jewish students at 15 percent.