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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PD: Possible "Sex Predator" on the Prowl in Mt. Pleasant

PD: Possible "Sex Predator" on the Prowl in Mt. Pleasant

Police have released surveillance video of a man wanted for possibly sexually assaulting three women in D.C. over a five-day period.

Va. Doctor Accused of Running Oxycodone Ring

Va. Doctor Accused of Running Oxycodone Ring

A 45-year-old Arlington doctor is accused of running an Oxycodone ring by writing, filling and selling fraudulent prescriptions in Virginia and beyond.

McDonnell Trial: Jury to Get Case Tuesday

McDonnell Trial: Jury to Get Case Tuesday

Closing arguments and rebuttal in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, ended Friday, and the jury will get the case Tuesday.

Report: Woman Who Stabbed Children in 'Exorcism' Not Criminally Responsible

Report: Woman Who Stabbed Children in 'Exorcism' Not Criminally Responsible

A woman who prosecutors said stabbed two young children to death during an "exorcism" is not criminally responsible for her actions, a report submitted to court said Friday.

Chris Brown in DC Court Tuesday; Plea Deal In Works

Chris Brown in DC Court Tuesday; Plea Deal In Works

Singer Chris Brown could be close to a plea deal with D.C. prosecutors over his assault charge.

Feral Cat Inside Md. School; Students Sent Home

Feral Cat Inside Md. School; Students Sent Home

A feral cat got into a Maryland elementary school Friday morning, and after early attempts to capture it failed, officials sent students home for the day.