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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Three Hurt as House Party Gets Out of Control

Three Hurt as House Party Gets Out of Control

Montgomery County police said a house party promoted on a social platform got out of control early Saturday morning, resulting in three people being injured from knife wounds.

Man Dead after Boating Accident Near Severn River

Man Dead after Boating Accident Near Severn River

Authorities are investigating a fatal boating accident in Anne Arundel County.

UVa. Revokes Fraternities' Charters for Hazing

UVa. Revokes Fraternities' Charters for Hazing

The University of Virginia is revoking the charters of two fraternities for hazing.

Men Who Died of Suspected Hypotermia Identified

Men Who Died of Suspected Hypotermia Identified

The Metropolitan Police Department has identified two people whose bodies were found earlier this week in southeast Washington.

Woman Stabbed, Killed near Apartment Complex

Woman Stabbed, Killed near Apartment Complex

Police are searching for answers into this fatal incident.

Sketch of Suspect Released in NW D.C. Park Sex Assault

Sketch of Suspect Released in NW D.C. Park Sex Assault

Park Police are circulating a sketch of a suspect believed to have sexually assaulted a woman in a Northwest park earlier this month.