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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Approaching Storm Could Cause Commuter, School Woes

Approaching Storm Could Cause Commuter, School Woes

The cold front with the storm will drive temperatures down, assuring that most of whatever falls will be snow.

Oily Substance Source in Pototmac Not Found; Birds Cleaned

Oily Substance Source in Pototmac Not Found; Birds Cleaned

The U.S. Coast Guard said there didn’t appear to be any increase of the sheen outside the containment area.

3 Shot Inside Restaurant in Baltimore's Fells Point

3 Shot Inside Restaurant in Baltimore's Fells Point

Police believe two men walked into the restaurant and opened fire before leaving in a vehicle.

DC East Neighborhoods Weigh In on Bike Lane Plans

DC East Neighborhoods Weigh In on Bike Lane Plans

The alternatives being studied for northbound and southbound travel, roughly between New York Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, includes a protected bike lane on Fifth, Sixth or Ninth Street.

Viewers Guide: GOP's New Hampshire Debate

Viewers Guide: GOP's New Hampshire Debate

With one presidential election contest over and the next three days away, there was a new sense of urgency for the Republican candidates ahead of Saturday night's final debate before New Hampshire voters...

Md. Bill Would Require Courts to Tell Abusers to Give Up Guns

Md. Bill Would Require Courts to Tell Abusers to Give Up Guns

While Maryland law currently prohibits firearm possession by a person convicted of a crime of violence, abusers often aren't ordered to do so, and may not follow through on their own.