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

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...

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

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM EDT

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers were ordered back on the job Thursday after Congress ended the 16-day government shutdown with a last-minute deal that also averted a debt default.

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Body of Missing 5-Year-Old Virginia Boy Found

Body of Missing 5-Year-Old Virginia Boy Found

The body of a missing 5-year-old Virginia boy has been found, WSLS in southwest Virginia confirmed.

Cold Front Coming With Yet Another Threat of S---

Cold Front Coming With Yet Another Threat of S---

Thursday was the warmest day of the year, with a high of 76 in D.C., but the rain moving through the area comes with a cold front that could mean more snow – yes, snow – Saturday, according to Storm Team4 Chief...

Rakeem Solomon in Custody in Shooting of Disabled Vet

Rakeem Solomon in Custody in Shooting of Disabled Vet

U.S. marshals took into custody Thursday a suspect accused of robbing, carjacking and shooting a disabled Vietnam War veteran.

Family Frightened by Police Response to Their Home

Family Frightened by Police Response to Their Home

Police gave a Lanham, Maryland, family a fright Tuesday afternoon when officers surrounded their home with weapons drawn.

NY Building Collapses, Sparks Fire After Explosion

NY Building Collapses, Sparks Fire After Explosion

An explosion inside a building in the East Village has sparked a massive fire and caused one building to collapse, officials and witnesses say. The buildings at 121 and 123 Second Ave.

Who Was Co-Pilot Who Crashed Germanwings Plane?

Who Was Co-Pilot Who Crashed Germanwings Plane?

Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western...