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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...

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No Repeal for 'Obamacare' in Humiliating Defeat for Trump

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the law. Democrats said Americans can "breathe a sigh of relief." Trump said the current law was imploding "and soon will explode." Thwarted by two factions of fellow Republicans, from the center and far right, House Speaker Paul Ryan said President Barack Obama's health care law, the GOP's No. 1 target in the new Trump administration, will remain in place "for the foreseeable future."

Police: Maryland Father Killed 2 Daughters, Shot Wife
Police: Maryland Father Killed 2 Daughters, Shot Wife

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