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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White House on Lockdown After Item Thrown Over Fence

White House on Lockdown After Item Thrown Over Fence

The White House has been placed on lockdown Monday after someone threw an object over the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue.

Memorial Day Rain Possible Later in the Afternoon, Evening

Memorial Day Rain Possible Later in the Afternoon, Evening

While the weather on Memorial Day started off beautiful in the D.C. area, we could see some showers later in the day.

Man in Serious Condition After Fight in Ocean City

Man in Serious Condition After Fight in Ocean City

A 31-year-old Baltimore County man suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of a fight in Ocean City, police said.

What to Do Today: Your Memorial Day Guide

What to Do Today: Your Memorial Day Guide

Memorial Day brings many good things: the unofficial beginning of summer, barbecues, days off work and a chance to honor those who sacrificed everything for their country. Our day-by-day guide will keep you from...

At Least 6 Dead Amid Flooding in Texas, Kansas

At Least 6 Dead Amid Flooding in Texas, Kansas

Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six.

Police ID Biker Killed in Crash After Rolling Thunder

Police ID Biker Killed in Crash After Rolling Thunder

A man has died Sunday after his motorcycle crashed on I-66 in Arlington County, police say.