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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Metro GM to Detail Maintenance Plan; Could Include Shutdowns

Metro GM to Detail Maintenance Plan; Could Include Shutdowns

Paul Wiedefeld will detail his plan Friday at a news conference, a day after an arcing insulator forced the closure of a station for repairs.

Mother Fatally Shot Outside High School; Husband Sought

Mother Fatally Shot Outside High School; Husband Sought

Gladys Tordil was in the school parking lot to pick up her daughters when her estranged husband got out of his car and confronted her as she sat in her SUV, police said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan Declines to Back Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan Declines to Back Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation's highest-ranking elected Republican, says he's not ready to support Donald Trump as the party's nominee. Ryan's stunning announcement, on CNN Thursday afternoon, came after...

Bizarre Details Discovered in Murder of GMU Student

Bizarre Details Discovered in Murder of GMU Student

A GMU student found dead in the home he shared with his family did not die there, but his friends placed him in his bed at the home after he was beaten and stabbed at a party, court documents say.

'Blue Wall' Gives Trump Little Room for Error: Analysis

'Blue Wall' Gives Trump Little Room for Error: Analysis

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump will have his own wall to face in the presidential election: the "Blue Wall," according to NBC News. The election is decided by a handful of key states that sit...

Man Killed in Alexandria Stabbing

Man Killed in Alexandria Stabbing

A man has died following a stabbing in Alexandria, Virginia, police say.