May 10, 2012 03:04 PM
Parents and kids learned about the importance of bike safety on the first National Bike to School Day. (Video by Elise Brown, Medill News Service)
On Monday, The Senate advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation. The shutdown began Saturday after Democrats derailed a Republican measure that would have kept government open until Feb. 16. Democrats wanted to pressure the GOP to cut a deal protecting young immigrants from deportation and boosting federal spending.
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