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Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 12:24 PM EDT

Cruz Tells Iowa GOP His Tactics Helped Unite Party

Cruz Tells Iowa GOP His Tactics Helped Unite Party

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz once again preached his fiery brand of conservatism in a nearly 45-minute speech to influential Iowa Republicans at the state GOP's annual Reagan fundraising dinner.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:35 AM EDT

Shutdown Ends, But Angst for Contractors Remains

Shutdown Ends, But Angst for Contractors Remains

Federal employees are back to work, but the possibility of another government shutdown looms, creating angst for the web of contractors who work in the Washington area and beyond.

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:53 AM EDT

Prospects for Immigration Reform Uncertain After Shutdown

Prospects for Immigration Reform Uncertain After Shutdown

Prospects for a comprehensive immigration reform bill remain cloudy after the government shutdown fiasco as activists continue to push their cause, according to NBC News.

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:04 AM EDT

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

The U.S. dollar has been the world’s reigning currency for nearly 70 years, however Washington’s brush with default this week has renewed debate about the weakening greenback and the effect its loss of value...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 05:01 PM EDT

Google+ Hangout on Shutdown's Effect

Google+ Hangout on Shutdown's Effect

Check out NBCWashington's special video chat about the lingering impact of the federal government shutdown. The discussion was moderated by News4 investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane and Wendy Warren,...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 07:14 AM EDT

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

Life began to return to normal as the federal government reopened its doors after the 16-day partial shutdown that culminated in a late-night rush to pass a bill and avoid a default on the nation's debt. Federal...

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Bus, Truck Collide in Montgomery Co.; Multiple Injuries

Bus, Truck Collide in Montgomery Co.; Multiple Injuries

The collision occurred in the 7600 block of Muncaster Mill Road around 1:30 p.m.

Two Charged in Maryland with Rape, Human Trafficking, Others

Two Charged in Maryland with Rape, Human Trafficking, Others

A juvenile victim said she was reported missing out of Texas and brought to Maryland by one of the men.

Virginia Teen Faces Charges in Dispute Over Milk

Virginia Teen Faces Charges in Dispute Over Milk

Ryan Turk, 14, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and petit larceny after being accused of stealing a carton of milk, worth 65 cents, and pushing a school resource officer.

Free Timed Passes for African American Museum Available Mon.

Free Timed Passes for African American Museum Available Mon.

Anyone wanting a ticket to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture should plan on being near a computer or phone Monday morning.

Deadly Hurricane Matthew Churns Toward Jamaica, Haiti

Deadly Hurricane Matthew Churns Toward Jamaica, Haiti

Matthew weakened slightly from a Category 5 to a powerful Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic early Saturdayas it drenched coastal Colombia and roared across the Caribbean on a course that still puts Jamaica...

Blessing of the Animals Attracts Many Kinds of Pets

Blessing of the Animals Attracts Many Kinds of Pets

The friars were celebrating the Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.