Good samaritan cleans up National Mall

Chris Cox of Mount Pleasant, S.C., has been tidying up around the Lincoln Memorial during the shutdown.


Private foundation to pay death benefits for troops

(SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images)

The Pentagon agrees to have charity cover payments for military families for the shutdown’s duration.

Battlefields not available for star role at symposium

(Dan Henry / AP)

Federal shutdown closes Civil War battlefields as crowds gather to commemorate sesquicentennial.


Furloughed workers mend the shutdown blues with store’s free knitting class

(Liz Vance For the Washington Post)

Furloughed government employees find solace in new hobby at Alexandria’s Fibre Space shop

If Congress only reopens the government piece by piece, it could take until next spring

Since Oct. 1, House Republicans have approved six bills to reopen specific parts of government and have at least eight more on the way.

Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?

Several will donate, refuse or refund pay earned during the impasse. Who are they? Find out here.


Melissa d’Arabian shares tips for feeding a family on a budget during shutdown

(Deb Lindsey)

Melissa d’Arabian shares her best ideas for pinching pennies on the family grocery budget.

'Severely negative consequences' at hand?

Mayor Gray shifted his shutdown tone Tuesday, moving from it's-business-as-usual to warnings of 'severely negative consequences.'

Military 'death gratuities' on hold until end of shutdown

The families of deceased military personnel cannot expect to receive the so-called "death gratuity" of $100,000.

D.C. fails to pay Metro; funds held up due to shutdown

D.C. fails to pay Metro. City misses quarterly payment because of federal government shutdown.