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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...

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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Grandmother Attempts Tennis Marathon World Record

Grandmother Attempts Tennis Marathon World Record

Bonnie Vona, 61, of Reston, Virginia, is attempting to set a world record for consecutive singles tennis matches to benefit military families. Carol Maloney reports.

Severe T'storm Watch in Effect; Rain Possible on July 4th

Severe T'storm Watch in Effect; Rain Possible on July 4th

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for several counties in Virginia and Maryland. Other parts of the region are on the lookout for damaging weather.

Headed to the Beach? The Best Times to Cross the Bay Bridge

Headed to the Beach? The Best Times to Cross the Bay Bridge

Maryland transportation officials have tips on when to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge if you want to avoid traffic.

Security a Top Priority as DC Prepares for the Fourth

Security a Top Priority as DC Prepares for the Fourth

There will be big crowds and a heavy police presence as tens of thousands of people flock to our nation’s capital for the holiday weekend. News 4’s Derrick Ward shows us what’s being done to keep everyone safe.

Gunmen Kill 4, Take Dozens of Hostages in Bangladesh

Gunmen Kill 4, Take Dozens of Hostages in Bangladesh

Attackers stormed a restaurant Friday night in Bangladesh’s capital, taking about 40 people hostage and killing four security personnel, according to officials, NBC News reported.

Family Pleads for Maryland Woman's Release From Gambia Jail

Family Pleads for Maryland Woman's Release From Gambia Jail

Fanta Jawara was visiting her home country of Gambia in April when she was arrested during an anti-government demonstration.