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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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Clinton Wins Historic Nomination for President

Clinton Wins Historic Nomination for President

Breaking a historic barrier, Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political party in the race for the White House.

Metro Boss to Propose Permanent Midnight Metrorail Closure

Metro Boss to Propose Permanent Midnight Metrorail Closure

Metro's general manager will propose permanently closing the rail system earlier every night to allow more time for Metro repairs, the agency said Tuesday in a statement, but business leaders and the Washington...

Metro's Busy Red Line to Slow During SafeTrack Surge 6, 7

Metro's Busy Red Line to Slow During SafeTrack Surge 6, 7

Surge 6 and 7 of the SafeTrack plan will affect the entire Red Line.

Dunkin' Donuts Employee Allegedly Sprayed Donuts With Bleach

Dunkin' Donuts Employee Allegedly Sprayed Donuts With Bleach

An employee at a Dunkin' Donuts in Virginia allegedly sprayed day-old donuts with a solution that contained bleach before giving them away to a group of teenagers, who later ate them, Virginia police said.

Sanders: 'Hillary Clinton Must Become the Next President'

Sanders: 'Hillary Clinton Must Become the Next President'

Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Monday night, two liberal firebrands speaking amid tumult that exposed deep tensions between the party's...

Cook Refuses Service to Va. Police Officer: Union

Cook Refuses Service to Va. Police Officer: Union

A cook at a Virginia restaurant refused to serve a police officer Monday night, according to the police union.