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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Suspect Arrested in Kidnapping From Va. Metro Station

Suspect Arrested in Kidnapping From Va. Metro Station

A suspect has been arrested in the kidnapping and carjacking of a woman from a Metro station earlier this month.

Firefighters Care for Lost Dog After It Wanders Into Station

Firefighters Care for Lost Dog After It Wanders Into Station

The small brown and gray dog wandered into a fire station to escape the rain and cold overnight. He is being cared for at the fire station.

Soldier From Maryland Killed in Afghanistan

Soldier From Maryland Killed in Afghanistan

The Pentagon says a soldier from Wicomico County is one of two who were killed in Afghanistan.

Md. Town Councilman Guilty of Attacking Homeless Man

Md. Town Councilman Guilty of Attacking Homeless Man

A Riverdale Park, Maryland, Councilman was found guilty of assaulting a homeless man in June, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced Wednesday.

Man Sentenced for Stealing 2,600 Postal Service Carts

Man Sentenced for Stealing 2,600 Postal Service Carts

A Maryland man convicted of stealing more than 2,600 aluminum carts from the Postal Service and selling them for scrap has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Police: GW Student Sexually Assaulted Near Campus

Police: GW Student Sexually Assaulted Near Campus

D.C. and George Washington University police are working together to identify three men in the sexual assault of a student near the university’s campus.