The man who set himself on fire on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Friday has died of his injuries, according to a police spokesman. The man reportedly used gasoline to commit the act, which drew attempts from passers-by to extinguish the flames.
Federal workers who were furloughed by a government shutdown will receive back pay once they return to work, if a bill passed by the House of Representatives Saturday meets Senate approval. The White House has said it favors such a move.
"There are enough votes in the House of Representatives to make sure that the government reopens today," President Obama told The Associated Press. The shutdown has idled some 800,000 federal workers.
Heavy snowfall and low visibility have combined to cause crashes and shut down roads. As of Saturday morning, blizzard conditions were still being reported near Badlands National Park.