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...

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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Monday's Commute is First Big Test of the Silver Line

Monday's Commute is First Big Test of the Silver Line

Metro reported on its Twitter account that 32,147 pepole entered or exited at one of the five new stations during the first 15 hours of use.

Severe T-Storm Watches Over in D.C. Area

Severe T-Storm Watches Over in D.C. Area

Despite a series of watches and warnings, severe weather did not impact most of us in the metro D.C. area Sunday night.

Uber Suspends Driver Accused of Sexual Assault

Uber Suspends Driver Accused of Sexual Assault

Police have made an arrest after a woman claimed an Uber cab driver sexually assaulted her earlier this month.

Russini in Richmond: 'Skins Roster Moves

Russini in Richmond: 'Skins Roster Moves

Physicality is the theme of practice at Redskins Training Camp in Richmond now. Dianna Russini reports.

Rare Lightning Strikes Kill 1, Injure 8 Others in SoCal

Rare Lightning Strikes Kill 1, Injure 8 Others in SoCal

A 20-year-old has man died in the hospital after being struck by lightning at Venice Beach on Sunday, officials said. Seven other beach-goers were hospitalized, including one with critical

Police: Woman Found Dead in Gaithersburg

Police: Woman Found Dead in Gaithersburg

Police said they were called to the 18000 block of Hallmark Court in the Flower Hill area around 10:30 a.m. They discovered a 47-year-old woman’s body and said it appears to be a homicide.