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 value...

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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Thunderstorm Watch for Most of D.C. Metro Area

Thunderstorm Watch for Most of D.C. Metro Area

After some wild weather last week, thunderstorms are expected to return to the area Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Death of Md. Toddler Found in Swing Ruled Homicide

Death of Md. Toddler Found in Swing Ruled Homicide

The death of a Charles County toddler found as his mother pushed him in a swing last month was ruled a homicide.

Vatican Releases Pope Francis' U.S. Itinerary

Vatican Releases Pope Francis' U.S. Itinerary

The Vatican has released the pope's official schedule for his trip to the United States in September.

Wootton HS Students Killed in Crash Remembered at Memorial Tuesday

Wootton HS Students Killed in Crash Remembered at Memorial Tuesday

A memorial service will be held tonight for the two Wootton High School students killed in a car accident last week.

Fugitive Murderers Did Dry Run Before Escape: Official

Fugitive Murderers Did Dry Run Before Escape: Official

The murderers who escaped an upstate New York prison earlier this month, sparking a weeks-long, multi-agency manhunt, conducted a dry run the night before their escape and then had numerous close calls with law...

Two People Hurt Near Site of Synthetic Drug Overdoses

Two People Hurt Near Site of Synthetic Drug Overdoses

Two people were rushed to a hospital Monday afternoon from the same location where groups of people overdosed on synthetic marijuana twice this month.