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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. (credit: Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

The Top 13 ‘Talkers’ Of 2013

Of all the stories that made headlines this year, these kept you talking for days. It was difficult to limit this list to 13, but we did our best. We hope you enjoy taking a look back of some of the events that we were glued to over the past 12 months.

12/31/2013

Scales of Justice (file / credit: clipart.com)

N.J. Priest Sues After Government Shutdown Halts Catholic Services On Military Bases

A New Jersey priest has filed a lawsuit, after the government shutdown meant Catholic services on U.S. military bases were halted.

11/24/2013

Protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 9, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

Poll: Americans’ Disgust With Congress At Record High

According to a CBS News poll, 85 percent of those surveyed said they do not approve of the job Congress is doing.

10/22/2013

Speaker  John Boehner walks toward the House chamber for a budget vote on Oct. 16, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Congress Votes To End Government Shutdown, Avert Default

Congress has passed legislation to reopen the partially shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations

10/16/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Oct. 15, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate Leaders Try To Broker Budget Deal After House Effort Collapses

Senate leaders have taken control of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial shutdown of the federal government.

10/15/2013

Juliet with Cardinal Egan

Thousands Line Fifth Avenue For Annual Columbus Day Parade

Italian Americans celebrated their culture and heritage at the 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City.

10/14/2013

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), with furloughed workers, Oct. 14, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Furloughed New York City Workers To Congress: ‘End This Shutdown Now’

Tens of thousands of federal workers in New York City continue to feel the impact as the partial government shutdown continues.

10/14/2013

Statue of Liberty reopens

Statue Of Liberty Reopens, Ending Wait For Tourists

Lady Liberty reopened Sunday, a relief to many tourists who had their hearts set on visiting the statue while they were in New York.

10/13/2013

Social Security checks at a U.S. Treasury printing facility (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Social Security Raises Expected To Be Small

Next year’s raise will be small because consumer prices, as measured by the government, haven’t gone up much in the past year.

10/13/2013

Shutdown Protest

Senators Hopeful Deal To Reopen Government Is Close

Senators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week.

10/13/2013

The US Capitol (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Shutdown Drives Debate Over Role Of Government

Any shift in public opinion also may well hinge on how much, or how little, people are personally affected as the shutdown drags on.

10/13/2013

Grocery Store (File/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Electronic Food Stamp Cards Impacted By Xerox Computer System Crash

The company said that the trouble stemmed from a routine test and had nothing to do with the government shutdown.

10/12/2013

Tourists walk by a sign announcing that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to a US government shutdown in New York, October 1, 2013.(credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Tourists Excited As Statue Of Liberty Prepares To Reopen

The Statue of Liberty is set to reopen Sunday, despite the continuing partial government shutdown.

10/12/2013

A view of the the  Statue of Liberty, as Liberty Island opens to the public on July 4, 2013 for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. (Photo: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

State, Federal Officials Reach Deal To Reopen Statue Of Liberty

New York has 33 sites under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, including the statue and nearby Ellis Island. They’ve been shut since Oct. 1 because of the partial federal shutdown.

10/11/2013

Tourists walk by a sign announcing that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to a US government shutdown in New York, October 1, 2013.(credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Talks To Reopen Statue Of Liberty Amid Government Shutdown

The official said the state is working with parks officials to try to determine the cost of a plan to reopen the popular visitors’ destination in New York Harbor.

10/11/2013

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