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.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
With Lucy Lawless marking her 47th birthday over the weekend, let's see what she and her one-time "Xena" and "Hercules" co-stars are up to today.