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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2 Officers Killed After Maryland Panera Bread Shooting

2 Officers Killed After Maryland Panera Bread Shooting

A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy inside a crowded restaurant in Abingdon, Maryland, during lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout, authorities and witnesses said.

Lawsuit: Principal Was Warned About Child Porn Suspect

Lawsuit: Principal Was Warned About Child Porn Suspect

Parents and teachers raised concerns about an elementary school volunteer and youth choir director accused of recording "vile sexual acts" between children on school grounds, but the principal took no action...

Hoarding Linked to a Dozen Local Fire Deaths Since 2013

Hoarding Linked to a Dozen Local Fire Deaths Since 2013

About a dozen fatal fires in the Washington, D.C.-area since 2013 are linked to hoarding, or excessive clutter inside the homes, according to a review of state fire records by the News4 I-Team.

WWII Vet Reunites With Wartime Girlfriend

WWII Vet Reunites With Wartime Girlfriend

A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion Wednesday after more than 70 years apart.

Chris Christie Suspends Presidential Campaign

Chris Christie Suspends Presidential Campaign

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is suspending his presidential bid, his campaign confirmed to NBC News. Christie had announced Tuesday night that he would return home to New Jersey rather than head to...

Baby Boy Left Without Adult Supervision Dies in DC

Baby Boy Left Without Adult Supervision Dies in DC

A baby boy died Wednesday morning after being found in distress in a Northwest D.C. home where no adult was present.