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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More Than 1 Person Held DC Family Hostage: Filing

More Than 1 Person Held DC Family Hostage: Filing

Three members of a D.C. family -- and their housekeeper -- were held overnight by more than one person before they were slain last week, according to new court documents filed Friday afternoon in the case.

5-Year-Old Boy Found Safe After Abduction: Police

5-Year-Old Boy Found Safe After Abduction: Police

A 5-year-old boy was found safe Friday afternoon after he was abducted from an Alexandria Metro station by his father, Metro Transit Police say.

WATCH: Dramatic Cockpit Video in WWII Flyover Emergency

WATCH: Dramatic Cockpit Video in WWII Flyover Emergency

Stunning cockpit video has been released showing the emergency landing of a plane during a historic flyover of World War II aircraft.

Officer Resigns After Inappropriate Use of Force

Officer Resigns After Inappropriate Use of Force

A police officer resigned after inappropriately using a Taser and pepper spraying a man who was driving recklessly while suffering from a health emergency May 4, according to the Fredericksburg Police.

SE D.C. Woman Arrested, Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run

SE D.C. Woman Arrested, Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run

A Southeast D.C. woman has been arrested and charged in a fatal hit-and-run in D.C. last month.

Quarry Blast Sends Rocks Into Homes, Cars

Quarry Blast Sends Rocks Into Homes, Cars

A blast at a Loudoun County, Virginia, quarry sent rocks and debris smashing into nearby homes and cars, leaving one person injured Thursday morning.