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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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VP Nominee Tim Kaine Urges Voters to Trust Hillary Clinton

VP Nominee Tim Kaine Urges Voters to Trust Hillary Clinton

``Let's talk about trust,'' Kaine said in his Wednesday night speech at the Democratic convention. ``I trust Hillary Clinton with our son's life.''

Metro GM Defends Proposal to Stop Late Night Service

Metro GM Defends Proposal to Stop Late Night Service

Metro's General Manager is defending a proposal to cut back late night Metrorail service permanently after the completion of Safetrack. News4's Mark Segraves reports.

Suspect Arrested in U.Md. 'Pokemon Go' Robberies

Suspect Arrested in U.Md. 'Pokemon Go' Robberies

University of Maryland Police arrested a suspect in three robberies of students playing "Pokemon Go" on the College Park campus one night two weeks ago, according to police.

'She's a Fighter': Officer Tells How He Saved Dog Amid Fire

'She's a Fighter': Officer Tells How He Saved Dog Amid Fire

As an apartment building fire sent a cloud of black smoke over D.C. Tuesday afternoon, a small dog was able to make a fast escape.

Obama: Clinton More Qualified Than Me, Bill to Be President

Obama: Clinton More Qualified Than Me, Bill to Be President

Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama implored with voters Wednesday to elect Hillary Clinton, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered his rise and are now crucial to...

Police Investigate College Park Homicide

Police Investigate College Park Homicide

Police are investigating after a man was found dead with trauma to his upper body in College Park, Maryland. News 4’s Shomari Stone reports from University Boulevard.