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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4 Kids Among 13 Hurt in MontCo Crash

4 Kids Among 13 Hurt in MontCo Crash

Four children were injured -- two of them seriously -- in a four-vehicle crash that hurt 13 people in Montgomery County Friday afternoon.

Ax-Wielding Man Strikes D.C. Police Cruiser

Ax-Wielding Man Strikes D.C. Police Cruiser

In a brazen attack, a man wielding an ax tried to hurt a D.C. police officer early Friday morning, striking his vehicle and getting into a struggle with the officer.

Man Sentenced to Life for Killing Teen Walking to School

Man Sentenced to Life for Killing Teen Walking to School

A Prince George's County man spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a high school honor student as the teen walked to school.

Drivers Scoop Up Cash Shed From Armored Truck

Drivers Scoop Up Cash Shed From Armored Truck

An armored truck lost an unknown amount of money on a Maryland interstate Friday morning -- and numerous drivers quickly scooped up the money, police said.

1 Dead, 1 Hurt After SpaceShipTwo Crashes in SoCal Desert

1 Dead, 1 Hurt After SpaceShipTwo Crashes in SoCal Desert

One person is dead and another has suffered a "major injury" after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, designed for suborbital commercial flights above the Earth, crashed Friday during a test flight...

Hazmat Goes to Md. Mall After Woman Screams She Has Ebola

Hazmat Goes to Md. Mall After Woman Screams She Has Ebola

Hazmat teams responded to at Maryland mall Thursday evening when a woman yelled she had Ebola as police were trying to arrest her.