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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Police Search for Man Seen Talking to Missing UVA Student

Police Search for Man Seen Talking to Missing UVA Student

Police in Charlottesville are hoping to locate a man who was spotted talking with missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham just before she disappeared.

Excused McDonnell Juror Discussed Case at Bar

Excused McDonnell Juror Discussed Case at Bar

The McDonnell juror who could have changed history, Louis DeNitto, Jr., disobeyed the orders of a federal judge and discussed the case openly at a Richmond bar, a block from U.S. district court.

Docs: 3-Year-Old D.C. Boy Severely Beaten Prior to Death

Docs: 3-Year-Old D.C. Boy Severely Beaten Prior to Death

Court documents show a 3-year-old D.C. boy was severely beaten before he was pronounced dead by paramedics.

D.C. Mayoral Candidates to Meet for 1st Debate

D.C. Mayoral Candidates to Meet for 1st Debate

The campaign for mayor of Washington is emerging from its summer lull with the first debate between the major candidates.

Cardinals' Dwyer Arrested for Domestic Violence

Cardinals' Dwyer Arrested for Domestic Violence

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest...

Ex-Raven Donates Kidney to Brother, Ex-Steeler

Ex-Raven Donates Kidney to Brother, Ex-Steeler

Off the field, brothers Ma'ake Kemoeatu, an ex-Baltimore Raven, and Chris Kemoeatu, an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler, are closer than close. When Chris' pro football career was cut short because he needed a...