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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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'Phenomenal': 10-Year-Old Md. Boy Recovers From Rare Disease

'Phenomenal': 10-Year-Old Md. Boy Recovers From Rare Disease

A Maryland family is celebrating what they describe as a miracle as a 10-year-old boy has regained his ability to walk, talk and eat nearly two years after he was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Worker Has Hepatitis A, Officials Say

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Worker Has Hepatitis A, Officials Say

An employee at a Tropical Smoothie Café location in Virginia has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A after the virus was linked to frozen strawberries used at the stores, the Virginia Department of Health said...

Officials: Md. Man Without Symptoms Spread Zika Through Sex

Officials: Md. Man Without Symptoms Spread Zika Through Sex

A Maryland man with no symptoms spread Zika through sex, according to U.S. health officials.

Students Surprise Injured Coach With Heartwarming Tribute

Students Surprise Injured Coach With Heartwarming Tribute

A high school coach who was seriously hurt in a bike crash got a big surprise Friday as the new school year begins -- hundreds of students and staff members leaped to their feet at a pep rally held in his...

Clinton Says Controversies Behind Her; Trump Begs to Differ

Clinton Says Controversies Behind Her; Trump Begs to Differ

Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family's foundation against Donald Trump's criticism on Friday and declared she's confident there will be no major further accusations involving the foundation, her emails...

Re-Imagine National Monuments Through Virtual Reality

Re-Imagine National Monuments Through Virtual Reality

All day Saturday, CyArk will give visitors a one-of-a-kind view of Mount Rushmore as part of the National Park Service's 100th anniversary celebration on the National Mall.