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 value...

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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6-Year-Old Struck by FedEx Truck, Critically Injured

6-Year-Old Struck by FedEx Truck, Critically Injured

A 6-year-old child suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a FedEx truck in Fairfax County Wednesday evening.

Popular D.C. Bartender Missing

Popular D.C. Bartender Missing

D.C. bartender Joe Madden has been missing since Monday, according to his father.

Dad Doesn't Want Boy Charged in Son's Death

Dad Doesn't Want Boy Charged in Son's Death

D.C. police say a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by his best friend Tuesday night in what is being investigated as a tragic accident.

Nationals to Face Giants Friday in NLDS

Nationals to Face Giants Friday in NLDS

The Washington Nationals will face the San Francisco Giants Friday at 3:30 p.m. for Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

UVa. Suspect Due in Court on Reckless Driving Charge

UVa. Suspect Due in Court on Reckless Driving Charge

The suspect in University of Virginia student Hannah Graham's disappearance will be in court Thursday to face misdemeanor charges of reckless driving.

#WerthGoesGnome Hunt: 100 Hidden Across D.C. Area

#WerthGoesGnome Hunt: 100 Hidden Across D.C. Area

The Nationals have hidden nearly 100 Jayson Werth gnomes all over the D.C. area -- and six of them will entitle the finders to a pair of tickets to Game 2 of the NLDS.