After 16 days, the partial government shutdown is finally over. Look back at the 17 other times our country has closed its doors.
The shutdown that ended Thursday is the 18th time the government has shut down and the third-longest shutdown on record so far. Here's what caused the other shutdowns and how they turned out, according to the Washington Post, Annenberg School and ABC News.
Decorating your home for the holidays brightens the season. But those lights need power, and you may notice a difference in your electricity bill.